What Can I Study?

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Our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch sites each offer a range of qualifications relevant to the Sport, Fitness and recreation sector – from full tertiary courses and industry-specific qualifications, to foundation courses – opening doors for our graduates and enhancing career opportunities.

This information on this page is relevant to international students only.

Tertiary Courses

Our tertiary courses are designed to cover a wide range of skills and knowledge required for diverse careers in the Sport, Fitness and Recreation industry.

The NZIS tertiary programme includes two years of learning. The first year of study, the NZIS Diploma in Sport Management and Exercise Prescription (NZQA Level 5), ensures that students have explored all aspects of the industry.

In the second year Diploma programme (NZQA Level 6), students have the opportunity to specialise in their area of interest, either Advanced Sport Management or Advanced Exercise Prescription.

Industry Specific Courses

NZIS offers practical training courses with direct application to specific career areas – in 6 months we can get you ready for a job in Personal Training!

Foundation Courses

NZIS offers Foundation learning programmes with the NZIS Certificate in Sport Studies.

The NZIS Certificate in Sport Studies is an open entry course for students looking for an exciting learning experience but who do not meet the academic requirements for our tertiary programmes.

Additional Opportunities

Studying at NZIS means more than classroom and practical learning. Our students enjoy Personal Development Modules (PDMs) based on their interests which go above and beyond their academic requirements. From sport massage to rock climbing, we have something for you!

Work Experience

The NZIS has contacts in a wide network of professional organisations involved in the Sport, Fitness and Recreation sector, ensuring that our students are placed in useful work experience relevant to their qualification areas. From assisting in the management of sporting events to providing personal training services in gyms, NZIS can provide you with the skills you need to be job ready on day one.

Discover Career Opportunities

NZIS graduates vie for valuable positions in the Sport, Fitness and Recreation industry in New Zealand and abroad.

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