Sport & Exercise
If you are into sport and exercise and want to know more about how your body responds and adapts to exercise, then this is the programme for you.
Find out how your body reacts to training and what things you should be including in your training to improve your sports performance and fitness.
Have a look at some of the common training tools, fitness methods and models and apply these to yourself and others. Train in a different environment with up-to-date instructors and get a feel for the other options you could go on to study to be able to work in the sport, health and fitness industry.
The Sport and Exercise programme gives you a practical opportunity to develop your own sports training and fitness; while exploring the wide career opportunities in the fitness, sport and recreation sector.
On completion of this course you will be able to:
- Develop knowledge and skills and the correct technique related to the use of gym equipment.
- Demonstrate knowledge of macro and micro nutrients and nutritional imbalances.
- Manage personal physical fitness with guidance.
- Explain the purpose and structure of a fitness enterprise.
Note: Some unit standards may change. Final information on the standards specific to your course will be available prior to starting your programme.
If circumstances change there could be mixed models of delivery e.g online, face to face one day per week or block options.
Starts: February 2024
9am to 2.30pm Fridays
Te Pūkenga NMIT Nelson
Pathways + Opportunities
- Tertiary pre-employment training that includes the NZ Diploma in Sport
- Recreation and Exercise (Level 5 and Level 6) and Bachelor of Sport and Recreation at Te Pūkenga NMIT
- UNIVERSITY STUDIES:
- Health Sciences
- Physical Education
- Sports Trainer
- Personal Trainer
- Health Sector Teaching
- Business Owner
Shayla is really enjoying her Sport & Exercise class where she puts the theory of exercise she has learnt into action. She says the course is packed with action and variety and is never boring as it relates to future job opportunities in the health and fitness area. Shayla is considering a future career as either a personal trainer or a physiotherapist and she says that the course is “real life, focused learning.”
Course highlights for Shayla were the day the class spent paddle boarding out to Haulashore Island and learning about biomechanics and how different groups of muscles within the body work.
Shayla would recommend the course to students who have an interest in sports and a healthy lifestyle. She enjoys interacting with the fulltime NMIT students in the Diploma course. “We have the chance to learn from watching the older students.”
Although she attends Trades Academy every Friday, Shayla manages to keeps up to date with her other school work with the support of her teachers at Nayland and Google Classroom.