Otago Polytechnic

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity, Health and Wellness)

  • Dunedin
  • 3 years full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now

If you’re keen on a career in sport science, health and wellness, this qualification will take you there, or you can use it as a springboard into postgraduate study.

Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Specialty)

  • Online with block courses*
  • One year full-time
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply now

Enhance your employment potential in the sports and health and wellness industries. This exciting programme offers three specialties: Physical Activity, Health and Wellness, Performance and Movement Analysis and Physical Conditioning.

Graduate Diploma in Sport Management

  • Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time*
  • Level 7
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

This unique qualification is your opportunity to combine your business acumen with a specialisation in sports to learn how to achieve a management career in the sport industry. Develop leadership skills, understand relevant policies and legislation, learn how to run successful sporting events and undertake a practical industry project. This is a wide and varied industry and opportunities abound for individuals with this skill set. Choose from job opportunities in facilities management, high performance sport, event management, sports development or sports sponsorship.

Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Leadership (Level 5)

  • Dunedin
  • 2 years full-time*
  • Level 5
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply now

This innovative, hands-on programme includes two specialties: Sport Management and Coaching or Personal Training and Exercise Prescription. Extensive work placements or work experience is incorporated. Please note: You will be enrolled in the Certificate in Applied Sport and Exercise Studies (Specialty) in your first year.

Diploma in Advanced Therapeutic Massage (Level 6)

  • Online and Dunedin (360 Cumberland Street) with practical block courses
  • 2 years full-time
  • Level 6
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

Are you passionate about developing a career in healthcare, focused on the hands-on treatment and management of musculo-skeletal conditions? This practical programme uses a blend of online learning, practical block courses and clinical experience in our Massage Therapy Clinic to give you the skills you will need. Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with Massage New Zealand as a Registered Massage Therapist.

Certificate in Stress Management and Spa Therapies (Level 5)

  • Online and Dunedin (360 Cumberland Street) with practical block courses
  • 1 year full-time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February
  • Apply until start date

Studied through a blend of online learning, practical block courses and clinical experience in our Massage Therapy Clinic, this Certificate is the first year of the Diploma in Advanced Therapeutic Massage (Level 6). You will develop excellent massage technique, an understanding of anatomy and physiology and will be prepared for a career as a stress management educator or a wellness and relaxation massage therapist positioned at the premium end of the market.

Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Science*

  • Online with block courses in Dunedin
  • 6 months full-time; 1 year part-time
  • Level 8
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply until start date

This qualification will help you extend and deepen your knowledge and understanding of the underpinning base theories and procedures that are relevant to the practice environment.

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science*

  • Online with block courses in Dunedin
  • 1 year full-time; 2 years part-time
  • Level 8
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply until start date

The qualification will help you extend and deepen their knowledge of the underpinning base theories and procedures used in the practice environment, in a wider and more encompassing scope than a Post Graduate Certificate, including a greater understanding of the roles of those who are working with you.

Master of Applied Science*

  • Online with block courses in Dunedin
  • 18 months full-time; 3 years part-time
  • Level 9
  • Starts February, 2018
  • Apply until start date

This qualification will allow you to demonstrate mastery of theoretically and procedurally sophisticated subject matter through a body of scholarly applied work, which is presented in a public forum and supported by a project or thesis, which could form the basis of scholarly journal articles.

Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 3)

  • Central
  • One semester
  • Level 3
  • Starts 7 August 2017, February and July, 2018
  • Apply anytime

This Level 3 programme is the only one of its kind in New Zealand and has been specifically designed by Cornerstone Education Limited and the Bicycle Industry Association of NZ (BIANZ) to provide industry-relevant, up-to-date theoretical and practical training. Programme content will be delivered at Central Campus with work experience placements.

Certificate in Bicycle Mechanics (Level 4)

  • Central
  • One semester
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July, 2018
  • Apply anytime

Prepare for employment in the bicycle service industry with this hands-on qualification. This programme has been developed in consultation with industry to provide relevant, up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge. Central Campus delivery will be flexible, making it a great qualification to study alongside your current employment or work experience.

*There are multiple options for programme duration, location, delivery and start times. Please view the full information sheet or contact us for more details.