OSTC Sport, Exercise and Health (Level 3)

If you’re at secondary school and want to learn some practical, hands-on skills that will help you on your career pathway, you can learn at our Otago Secondary Tertiary College (OSTC).
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.

Domestic

Level
3
Credits
26
Fees
$0*
*Approximate full qualification tuition fee
Delivery
On campus
Location
Dunedin

International

Fees
$0*
*Approximate full qualification tuition fee

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:

Where could this take me?

  • Sport Performance Analyst
  • Nutritionist
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Advocate
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Activity Advisor
  • Sports Coach
  • Aged-Care Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Health Promoter
  • Sports Coordinator
  • PE teacher
  • Counsellor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Nurse
  • Midwife

Workload

Unit standards covered in this course

Name OSTC Health and Wellbeing Credits Level

6571

Demonstrate knowledge of micro and macro nutrients and nutritional imbalances 3

7038

Explain the purpose and structure of a fitness enterprise 4 3

30935

Develop and implement an exercise plan for personal physical fitness 5 3

22771

Plan a beginner level coaching session for sport participants 6 3

22768

Conduct and review a beginner level coaching session 6 3
Total    26  

Fees

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.

Application

How to apply

Talk to your school's careers advisor and they will guide you through the application process.

You can download the application form below, but we can only accept applications through your school – speak to your school career’s advisor. 

Get in touch

0800 762 786
International +64 3 477 3014
Email: info@op.ac.nz