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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  • 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 include an overview of the three different cornerstones of the Human Performance Science major. These cornerstones include; Performance Monitoring and Exercise Prescription, Performance Physiology and Performance Psychology.
    HSHUP102The Fundamentals of Coaching and Instruction18A (Hamilton) & 18B (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...
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    CMYHE201Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Communities18A (Hamilton) & 18B (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) & 18B (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 focus is to critically examine the physiological mechanisms and adaptations that enhance (and limit) the effective prescription of exercise to develop the various components of physical fitness and health.
    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.
    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.
    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.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    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) & 18B (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.
    SPLS308Performing Dance18A (Hamilton)
    An advanced study of choreography and production that culminates in a formal public dance performance.
    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 Lifestyles18A (Hamilton) & 18B (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 Justice18A (Hamilton) & 18T (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.
  • 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 PCSS502) 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 PCSS502) 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.

    The 500 level papers are offered fully online (NET). For further details, contact the Faculty of Health, Sport and Human Performance.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    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.
    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.
    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.
  • Prescriptions for the MPhil

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    SPLS800Sport and Leisure Studies MPhil Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
  • Prescriptions for the PhD

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    SPLS900Sport and Leisure Studies PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.
    SPLS901Sport and Leisure Studies Creative Practice PhD Thesis18C (Hamilton)
    No description available.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 10 November 2017 1:31pm

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