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Diploma in Human Performance (Multi-Sector) (Level 6)

LevelLevel 6
Level40 weeks

Get ready for degree-level study with our Level 6 Diploma. Specialise in Human performance and learn all about the inner workings of the human body and how athletes are trained to increase performance.


During this course you will learn:

  • Four core papers and four electives based on your study and career pathway.  

  • In-depth industry related skills and practice with core papers in: 

    • Applied Study for Community Development 

    • Leadership and Coaching 

    • Professional Practice 

    • Evidence-Based Practice and Research  

  • How to specialise in Human performance  

  • About Nutrition with industry standards behind food and diet 

  • Applied Human Movement and Anatomy 

  • Functional anatomy and kinesiology, exercise physiology, and biomechanics 

  • Training Methods and Programme Design 

  • Development in advanced coaching and manage exercise programmes 

  • Performance Analysis and Strategy 

  • Implement and evaluate health and wellness solutions 

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This course develops the skills and knowledge needed to become a leader in human performance in the sport, recreation and exercise industry. You’ll learn about human movement, nutrition and anatomy, training methods and programme design, performance analysis and strategy.  

Our learning approach offers course work and practical work placement opportunities with partnered organisations. You’ll gain a well-rounded learning experience working with your own clients and giving back to the community through direct links to needs within the cultural, social and economic health & well-being of New Zealand.  

You will have the opportunity to study in a blended learning environment through a combination of online learning, practical experience and face to face teaching in our vibrant and culturally diverse campuses.  

Here you will receive a free Jetts Membership for the duration of your programme, attend induction workshops monthly held between the campus and Jetts Club, and be guaranteed an interview opportunity with a partnered organisation. 



  • Appropriate level of English proficiency to meet higher study level is required

  • You must have completed the New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 5) or other tertiary equivalent or; international equivalent.

  • If you fail to reach the requirements, you may still be eligible for discretionary approval and may still be considered upon a personal interview.

You may have relevant qualifications from other institutions and be eligible through a Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning process.

- Course costs for New Zealand domestic students are available here

- Course costs for international students are available here


If you’re planning to start tertiary study or training for the first time you may be eligible for fees-free. Ask one of our course advisors to help or visit the Fees Free website. 


If you meet certain conditions, you may be eligible for a student loan and allowances. 

Find out if you meet the conditions by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit 

New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-Sector) (Level 6)

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Career Opportunities

You will graduate as a trained professional, capable to lead others and manage a team, or you can pursue degree-level study with the University of Canterbury, Manukau Institute of Sport or Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia.   

Areas of work include; health providers, outdoor education centres, exercise facilities, iwi organisations, local councils, cultural centres, primary health organisations, regional sports trusts, and recreation, sport and leisure centres.  

Human Performance Graduates work in roles such as: 

  • Hauora or health exercise educator 

  • Sport Kairangahau 

  • Sport Kaiako 

  • Whanau Ora manager 




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