Diploma in Exercise Science

Build your knowledge. Study exercise psychology to recognise the role of the mind in sports performance. Learn correct form for injury prevention and treatment. Carry out personal training. Learn the skills needed to manage your own business.

What you will learn

  • Learn about exercise psychology
  • Enhance your understanding of nutrition and health promotion
  • Focus on exercise therapy, assessment and prescription
  • Learn and apply skills in personal training
  • Tailor exercise programmes to the specialised needs of different groups
  • Gain an understanding of professional practice
  • Learn industry-relevant business skills
  • Support clients of Dynamics Gym
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The classes are really tight-knit. We get to follow each other’s fitness careers.
Emily
Emily, Exercise Science Student

Career options

  • Gym Manager
  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Coordinator
  • Health and Nutrition Promoter

What your week will look like

Class Possible Class No Class
Study timetable
MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT SUN
Morning
Class Class Class
Class Class Class
Afternoon
Possible Class Class Class
Evening

Timetable is indicative only, a full timetable will be available prior to course start. 

Entry criteria

Under 20

  • Certificate in Exercise Science (Level 5)
  • Or relevant personal, practical, professional or educational experience

20+

Certificate in Exercise Science (Level 5). Or relevant personal, practical, professional or educational experience.

International

  • Certificate in Exercise Science (Level 5)
  • Or relevant personal, practical, professional or educational experience
  • International students - minimum IELTS (academic) score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 is required, or equivalent.

What it will cost

Local

  • Fee: $6,272

    This is an annual fee, which is reviewed each year. For part-time fees, contact a Student Advisor. 

  • Course related costs: $400

  • Student services fee: $220

    Your student fee is included in your course fees. It is not billed separately. Amount shown is based on full year study. More details.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details

International

  • Fee: $20,500

    This fee is in New Zealand dollars.

    This is an annual fee, which is reviewed each year. For part-time fees, contact a Student Advisor. 

  • Course related costs: $400

Where will my course be?

The Petone campus is at 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone.

Read more about our Petone campus.

Ready to enrol?

Local

Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.

International

To enrol as a international student you will need to download and complete our international enrolment form.

Once completed, you may submit the form and accompanying documentation directly to WelTec International, or go through one of our registered recruitment agents.

Documents and other details


Offered by:
School of Creative Industries
Offered by:
Te Ranga Ahumahi o ngā Hāpori
Formal programme title:
Diploma in Exercise Science (Level 6)
Programme code:
HV4305
The classes are really tight-knit. We get to follow each other’s fitness careers.
Emily
Emily, Exercise Science Student