OSTC Sport, Exercise and Health (Level 3)
Are you at high school and interested in a career in sport, exercise and health?
Then this is the perfect taster course so you can figure out which area you'd like to focus on.
What You Study
- Learn effective interpersonal communication skills and how to contribute to a team or group objective
- Gain experience in sport, exercise and health services
- Understand the purpose and structure of the fitness industry
- Gain experience in planning and conducting sports coaching sessions
You will develop and implement your own personal exercise programme using our gym facilities, and learn about running a fitness centre.
You will study nutritional imbalances and how they relate to health, with practical cooking sessions. You will also learn how to plan and deliver coaching sessions to local primary school students.
What could I do next?
You could go on to study towards:
- New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4)
- New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Multi skilled) (Level 4)
- Bachelor of Applied Science
Where could this take me?
- Sport Performance Analyst
- Disability Support Worker
- Personal Trainer
- Physical Activity Advisor
- Sports Coach
- Aged-Care Worker
- Mental Health Worker
- Health Promoter
- Sports Coordinator
- PE teacher
- Occupational Therapist
Unit standards covered in this course
|Name||OSTC Health and Wellbeing||Credits||Level|
|Demonstrate knowledge of micro and macro nutrients and nutritional imbalances||5||3|
|Explain the purpose and structure of a fitness enterprise||4||3|
|Develop and implement an exercise plan for personal physical fitness||5||3|
|Plan a beginner level coaching session for sport participants||6||3|
|Conduct and review a beginner level coaching session||6||3|
In most instances, study at OSTC will be fully funded, with no cost to you or secondary school. However, please note that OSTC is only funded for a limited number of places.
Additional places may be offered, however your school will be charged a fee. Please clarify any costs with your school.
How to apply
Talk to your school's careers advisor and they will guide you through the application process.
Or download and complete the application form below:
What is OSTC?
The Otago Secondary-Tertiary College (OSTC) is our trades academy. We offer practical, career-focused learning for students in Years 11-13 who want to get a head start on life after school. You’ll develop hands-on skills and experience to help you prepare for further study, on-the-job training and employment.
Your programme will be one subject of your NCEA. You’ll spend one or two days a week at OSTC and the rest of the week at school as normal.
OSTC has a campus in Dunedin and one in Cromwell.
When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start in 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.
While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative only. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.