Health, Sport and Human Performance (2018)

Health, Sport and Human Performance draws on a range of theoretical and applied perspectives to examine the political, cultural, economic and social forces that influence communities and organisations as well as people's behaviour in relation to sport and leisure. The development of career interests is achieved through the completion of a number of compulsory papers and a selection of a series of other papers suited to the students' interests and career aspirations.

Note: There will be no new enrolments into the Health, Sport and Human Performance major (formerly Sport and Leisure Studies) in 2018, instead new students are directed to new majors in Community Health, Human Performance Science, and Sport Development and Coaching. Students are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance for programme advice.


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  • Prescriptions for the GradCert(HSHP) and GradDip(HSHP)

    A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Health, Sport and Human Performance at an advanced level in their first degree. To complete the Graduate Diploma, students must take a total of 120 points including at least 80 points at 300 level or above in Health, Sport and Human Performance. Programmes of study are planned according to interests and prior academic background and experience, and intending candidates should therefore consult the Chairperson of Health, Sport and Human Performance.

    For further details, contact the Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance.

  • Prescriptions for the PGCert(HSHP), PGDip(HSHP), BHSHP(Hons) and MHSHP

    To complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Health, Sport and Human Performance, students must complete 60 points from the following list.

    To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Health, Sport and Human Performance, students must take 120 points at 500 level from the following list.

    To complete a BHSHP(Hons), students must take 120 points at 500 level. Students must complete an approved research methods paper (normally SPLS501, DSOE557 or EDUCA500) and one of SPLS590, SPLS592 or SPLS593. The BHSHP(Hons) is available for students who have completed their BHSHP or equivalent qualification, and who have attained a GPA of at least B+ in their third year papers.

    To complete an MHSHP, students must take 180 points at 500 level. Students must complete an approved research methods paper (normally SPLS501, DSOE557 or EDUCA500) and one of SPLS590, SPLS592, SPLS593 or SPLS594. The MHSHP is available for students who have completed their BHSHP or equivalent qualification, and who have attained a GPA of at least B in their third year papers.

    For further details, contact the Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance.

  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CMYHE101Understanding Hauora, Health and Wellbeing18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Online)
    This paper examines a social determinants approach to Health. It includes exploration of a range of interactions that influence the health of populations and determinants of health in New Zealand and global contexts.
    DANCE101Dance, Movement and Culture18B (Hamilton)
    This paper provides practical experience with different forms of dance, an introduction to choreography, and a critical examination of how dance is influenced by societal and cultural issues.
    HPSCI101Introduction to Human Performance Science18A (Hamilton)
    This paper will provide an introduction to Human Performance Science.
    HSHUP101Foundations of Health, Sport and Human Performance18A (Hamilton)
    Health, sport and human performance is an interdisciplinary field of study. This paper introduces students to the foundational academic skills required for success within the Health, Sport and Human Performance degree.
    HSHUP102The Fundamentals of Coaching and Instruction18B (Hamilton)
    This paper develops an introductory working knowledge of coaching and instructing including communication and management strategies, and how to create environments that support the diverse learning needs of individuals and groups.
    PSYCH101Social Psychology, Health and Well-being18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    This paper will introduce major issues in psychology particularly as they relate to health, wellbeing, mental illness, forensic psychology, lifespan development, and social factors in a range of contexts.
    SDCOA101Sport, Culture and Development: Trends and Issues18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Online)
    In this paper students will gain an introduction to sociological understandings of sport and movement cultures. They will develop new ways of critically thinking about the important role sport plays in contemporary society, including the economy, politics, tourism, the media, and our sense of identity, belonging and community. Stud...
    SPLS101Social and Cultural Aspects of Sport and LeisureThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS102Concepts of Sport and LeisureThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS103Introduction to Exercise PhysiologyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS104Anatomy and Biomechanics of Human MovementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS105Dance, Movement and CultureThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS106Acquiring and Performing Movement SkillsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS107Educating in Movement SettingsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CMYHE201Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Communities18B (Hamilton)
    This paper aims to develop understanding of sociological analyses and critiques of health promotion and to develop comprehension of the relationship between practice and the wider cultural, environmental, political, and social contexts in which health promotion occurs.
    CMYHE202Understanding the Healthy Body: Sociocultural Perspectives18A (Hamilton)
    This paper develops students' understanding of health as a social and cultural issue, not just a biological one.
    HPSCI201Exercise Physiology and Prescription18A (Hamilton)
    The paper examines the physiological mechanisms, adaptations and subsequent exercise prescription that impact on performance and wellbeing.
    HPSCI202Psychomotor Learning and PerformanceThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HPSCI203Nutrition for Health and Exercise18B (Hamilton)
    This paper will include an overview of nutrition in the context of sport and health related settings, with focus on understanding the roles of macro and micro-nutrients, energy balance, measurement of resting, exercising energy expenditure, chronic lifestyle related disease and influences on current diet practices.
    HPSCI204Biomechanics In Sport: Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention18B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers basic biomechanics concepts, including static mechanics, dynamic mechanics, kinematics, and kinetics. Injury mechanics, prevention and rehabilitation principles and practices are also addressed in the context of sport.
    HSHUP201Psychology of Health, Sport and Human Performance18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Online)
    This paper addresses key psychological aspects of health, sport and human performance. Select psychological concepts are covered to develop knowledge, understanding and skills important to a broad range of career and leadership pathways within and beyond sport, health and exercise. Topics will include confidence and motivation, go...
    MAORI204Maori and Indigenous Health and Wellbeing18A (Hamilton)
    This paper looks at health and wellbeing from Maori and Indigenous perspectives, including models and frameworks in relation to Health, Sport, Human Performance and Indigenous communities.
    MPDV204Maori and Indigenous Health and WellbeingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    PSYCH202Mauri Ora: Social Psychology of Human Flourishing18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    The paper will examine important conceptual frameworks and theory within social psychology and the social sciences generally. Maori perspectives and exemplars will be a significant emphasis within the paper.
    PUBRL202Health Communication Campaigns18B (Hamilton)
    This paper explores the construction and evaluation of communication campaigns to address health issues in communities and organisations. The campaigns use communication theory to design persuasive and innovative health campaigns.
    SDCOA201Sport and Community Development: Identity, Culture and Society18A (Hamilton)
    In this paper students will develop critical understandings of how sport is used for the purposes of health, wellbeing and social development within local, national and international communities. Students will be introduced to more advanced key concepts and theories within sociology of sport and development studies, adding in conce...
    SDCOA202Negotiating Sport Development and Coaching Contexts18B (Hamilton)
    Sport development and coaching occurs in complex and dynamic interpersonal, physical and organisational environments. This paper introduces and develops knowledge and skills to negotiate effective partnerships for learning in the coaching and instructing nexus.
    SDCOA203Coaching for Learning18A (Hamilton)
    This paper advances practices integral to learner/athlete centred coaching, facilitation and instruction in an array of sport and recreation settings.
    SPLS201Leadership in Sport and LeisureThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS202Psychology of Sport and LeisureThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS203Sport and Leisure in SocietyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS204Physiology of Physical ActivityThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS205Physical Education and Sport PedagogyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS207Nutrition and WellbeingThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS208Choreographing for Places and SitesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS210Sport for Children and YouthThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS213Principles and Practices for Leading OutdoorsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS214Community DanceThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS215Foundations of Exercise PrescriptionThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CMYHE301Critical Perspectives of HealthThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    CMYHE302Health in the Digital EraThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HPSCI301Advanced Exercise Physiology and PrescriptionThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HPSCI302Advances in Human Performance PsychologyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HPSCI303Advanced Performance AnalysisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HPSCI304Sport Technology and Human PerformanceThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HSHUP301Industry and Community Engagement in Health, Sport and Human Performance 1This paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HSHUP302Industry and Community Engagement in Health, Sport and Human Performance 2This paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SDCOA301Contemporary Issues in Sport Development in Local and Global ContextsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SDCOA302Sport for Social Justice: Leading Sport for a Better WorldThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SDCOA303Sport, Media and CommunicationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SDCOA304Analysing Coaching for LearningThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS301Practicum in the Sport and Leisure Industry18C (Hamilton)
    This paper aims to promote students' critical understanding of the issues and concepts relation to the promotion, management and provision of sport and leisure in Aotearoa/New Zealand. The paper is focused around a period of work experience in an appropriate and approved sport and leisure organisation. Admission is at the discretio...
    SPLS302Psychology of Health, Sport and Human Performance18A (Hamilton)
    This paper provides a critical examination of the theoretical and practical issues in sport and exercise psychology associated with performance enhancement for athletes and coaches, and improving motivation and adherence.
    SPLS303Prescribing Physical Activity and Exercise18B (Hamilton)
    This paper aims to critically examine the theoretical concepts and practical issues involved in prescribing and monitoring exercise and physical activity for groups and individuals ranging from high performance athletes through to those who are relatively inactive.
    SPLS304Media, Sport and Culture18A (Hamilton)
    This paper expands students' critical understandings of the role of the media in the production and consumption of sport, health and movement culture.
    SPLS306Advances in Skill Learning, Performing and Rehabilitation18A (Hamilton)
    This paper provides an advanced understanding of how movement of skills are acquired and performed, with emphasis on the role of conscious and non-conscious processes in learning, relearning and performing skills in sport and rehabilitation settings.
    SPLS307Play, Games and CultureThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS308Performing Dance18A (Hamilton)
    An advanced study of choreography and production that culminates in a formal public dance performance.
    SPLS309Adventure, Sustainability and the OutdoorsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS310Instructing in Sport and Leisure Settings18B (Hamilton)
    An examination of how the instructional process in a range of physical activities contributes to providing a quality experience.
    SPLS311Healthy Communities, Healthy Lifestyles18B (Hamilton)
    This paper will enable students to develop a critical sociological perspective of health promotion and the relationship between the individual and community and public health policies which may affect the adoption of healthy lifestyles.
    SPLS320Sport for Social Justice18T (Hamilton)
    In this paper students will develop critical understandings and skill sets to engage with critical issues of social justice as it aligns with sporting practices. From global and local, transnational and national examples, students will learn about these issues of social justice, and some of the strategies sportspeople, coaches, NG...
    SPLS390Directed Study18A (Hamilton), 18A (Online), 18B (Hamilton), 18B (Online), 18S (Hamilton) & 18S (Online)
    This paper is available only to students enrolled in the BSpLS who, with the approval of the Programme Leader, organise the question for investigation in consultation with an individual member of staff.
  • 400 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LEGAL450Contemporary Issues in Sports Law18S (Hamilton)
    The law is now an integral part of sport. This course explores the application of numerous legal principles to a specialist environment, the uniqueness of which invites innovative and interesting legal arrangements. It is hoped that by the end of the course, students have a working knowledge of legal problems associated with sport....
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    DSOE557Research Methods18A (Hamilton), 18A (Tauranga), 18B (Online) & 18S (Block)
    This paper introduces students to the major educational research paradigms, methodologies appropriate to collecting data in schools (including interviews, observations, surveys, case studies), action research, literature reviews, critiquing research, and report writing. It includes consideration of ethical issues in research.
    EDUCA500Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories18B (Block - Tauranga)
    Cullturally Responsive Methodologies utilise kaupapa Maori and critical theoretical frameworks to develop contexts within which the researched community can define the terms for engaging, relating and co-creating new knowledge.
    EDUCA557Research MethodsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HSHUP502Advanced Human Performance ScienceThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HSHUP507Advanced Sociocultural Study of Movement CulturesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HSHUP508Promoting Quality Movement Experiences in Education SettingsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HSHUP520Special TopicThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HSHUP590Directed StudyThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HSHUP592DissertationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HSHUP593Health, Sport and Human Performance ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HSHUP594Health, Sport and Human Performance ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    MAOED500Rangahau Kaupapa Maori - Kaupapa Maori Research18C (Hamilton)
    This paper seeks to explore Kaupapa Maori research theory and methodologies, developing more informed and culturally located and responsive research practice, with a particular focus on researching in Maori educational contexts.
    PCSS502Kaupapa Maori ResearchThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    RPLC500Professional Learning in Education Practice18C (Hamilton)
    This paper allows students to submit a portfolio for assessment of learning undertaken in a non formal setting, for credit towards a postgraduate qualification in the Faculty of Education.
    SPLS501Research Methods in Health, Sport and Human Performance18A (Hamilton)
    This paper will allow students to develop their skills for finding and analysing literature, gain an understanding of different research designs, methodologies and ethical issues in health, sport and human performance settings, learn different statistical and analysis techniques. This paper will split into two streams where studen...
    SPLS502Advanced Human Performance Science18A (Hamilton)
    This paper will provide a forum in which students can engage in critical debate concerning various sport science topics and issues, develop practical skills for use in physical and psychological testing and research settings and learn how to write scientific journal articles.
    SPLS507Advanced Sociocultural Study of Movement Cultures18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Online)
    This is an advanced paper in the socio-cultural analysis of sport and movement cultures, with emphasis on the relationship(s) between sport, movement, physical culture and ideology. Students will develop skills in identifying, theorising, and writing up critical analyses of contemporary (or historical) issues in movement cultures.
    SPLS508Promoting Quality Movement Experiences in Education Settings18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Online)
    This paper will provide students with an opportunity to critically examine movement as positions, practiced and experienced in education settings. Students will have the opportunity to apply learning to a context of their choosing e.g. schools, youth sport, outdoor recreation, dance and develop skills that enhance their ability to...
    SPLS520Special Topic18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    SPLS590Directed Study18C (Online)
    Students have the opportunity to pursue a topic of their own interest under the guidance of academic staff.
    SPLS592Dissertation18C (Online)
    A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation.
    SPLS593Sport and Leisure Studies Thesis18C (Online)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    SPLS594Sport and Leisure Studies Thesis18C (Online)
    An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
    TOED590Directed Study18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The Directed Study provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do a small piece of independent research under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
    TOED592Dissertation18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The two paper (60 point) Dissertation provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
    TOED593Thesis18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The three paper (90 point) Thesis provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
    TOED594Thesis18C (Hamilton), 18C (Online) & 18C (Tauranga)
    The four paper (120 point) thesis provides the postgraduate student with the opportunity to do an independent research project under supervision, contributing to the student's development as an independent scholar.
  • 800 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HSHUP800Health, Sport and Human Performance MPhil ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS800Sport and Leisure Studies MPhil Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • 900 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HSHUP900Health, Sport and Human Performance PhD ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    HSHUP901Health, Sport and Human Performance Creative Practice PhD ThesisThis paper will not be taught in 2018
    This paper will not be taught in 2018
    SPLS900Sport and Leisure Studies PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton), 18C (Tauranga) & 18D (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    SPLS901Sport and Leisure Studies Creative Practice PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 19 July 2018 11:44am

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