New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-Sector) - Level 5

Christchurch - 3 February 2025

New Zealand Institute of Sport

Fees Free!
NZQA Level: 5
NZQA Credits: 120
Learning Style: In-Person Learning
40 weeks
Start Date:
End Date:
12 December 2025

This qualification is designed for learners who wish to acquire broad knowledge and skills relevant to a variety of fields in the sports and recreation industry, covering a full range from creating wellness plans for individual clients to networking and communication skills. This 40 week programme enables learners who are interested in the sports industry to feel confident to seek employment or continue on to other more specialised study, including New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-Sector) (Level 6).

Ensure industry readiness by learning about the inner workings of the body, latest scientific research, leadership and management skills, and wellness solutions.

Develop Health & Wellness Solutions: Design health & exercise intervention programmes from start to finish and make a successful impact to others.
Build your network with interpersonal skills: Enhance communication and relationship building skills needed to build networks within the industry.
Plan sustainable and innovative programmes: Keep up to date with scientific research in the industry using the latest technology.
Practical Opportunities: Learn in a real-work environment with our industry partners such as; working as liaison officers for visiting international sporting teams or assisting with the development of large corporate sports events.
Workshop: Develop your skills with fitness workshops from; Group Fitness, Sport Massage, Sport Strapping, Rock Climbing, Golf, Swiss Ball Training, Sport Officiating, Event and Results Management.

85 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013

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Structure of Sport, Recreation and Exercise in Aotearoa New Zealand
Sport and Exercise Science
Academic Skills and Applied Practice
Exercise Prescription
Contemporary Events Planning
Participation in Exercise, Sport and Recreation
Community Sport and Recreation
Leadership in Sport, Recreation and Exercise
Training Agreement
Training Agreement
New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-Sector) (Level 5)
  • Achieved NCEA Level 3 or a tertiary qualification at Level 3 or 4 in a relevant field.

  • Appropriate level of English proficiency to meet higher study level.

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- Course costs for international students are available here


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