Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Sports Medicine is aimed at general practitioners who wish to increase
their expertise in treating athletes in their practice. In addition, it can be a
launching pad for further specialisation in sports medicine which, with a rapidly
expanding leisure industry, is increasingly in demand. The programme is multi-disciplinary
and divided into courses on sports injuries, sports medicine, and practical clinical
skills. Lecturers are chosen for their expertise in their field and for their knowledge
of treating sportspeople.
Students need to have completed the
requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (or
an equivalent medical qualification). Students must also hold current registration
with the Medical Council of New Zealand or as a medical practitioner in the country
Students with an interest in sports medicine who are not registered
medical practitioners are able to take the theoretical courses in this subject,
(POPLPRAC 743, 744, 745, and 746), towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Health
Sciences in Sports Medicine or incorporate some of these courses into another programme
This programme is offered by the School of Population Health. The courses
will be available in a Distance learning format.
Duration and points value
Time to complete:
Within one year if enrolled full-time, within four years if enrolled part-time
One or two
To ensure you enrol on time, please visit our postgraduate study section and
Step-by-step guide to enrolment.
Students are required to enrol in, and complete, the following courses:
Places on this programme are limited. Priority may be given to applications
received on or before the closing date of 8 December.
Once you start this programme you will need to enrol continuously (each semester)
until the programme is finished. If you need to take a break you must apply for
This programme has a
total enrolment clause of 160 points. This is the maximum number
of points you can enrol in (including failed or withdrawn courses) towards this
Detailed information on admission criteria, programme structure and content, and
the schedule of courses can be found in the
Calendar Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Health
These should also be read in conjunction with the University's
General Regulations - Postgraduate Diplomas.
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