Human Performance Science Papers at Tauranga (2020)

The Human Performance Science major represents a distinctive approach to sport and exercise science. It is based on four pillars, namely; strength and conditioning, exercise physiology, biomechanics and injury prevention, and psychology. The science of human performance extends beyond high performance sport and includes links to the general population, movement-related professions, exercise, nutrition and physical health.

Human Performance Science is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance (BHSHP). Human Performance Science may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Human Performance Science as a single major for the BHSHP, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Human Performance Science, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete HPSCI101; CSMAX101 or STATS111; HPSCI201; 30 points from HPSCI202, HPSCI203 and HPSCI204; and 60 points from HPSCI301, HPSCI302, HPSCI303, HPSCI304 and SDCOA304.

To complete Human Performance Science as part of a double major for the BHSHP or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Human Performance Science, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete HPSCI101; CSMAX101 or STATS111; HPSCI201; 30 points from HPSCI202, HPSCI203 and HPSCI204; and 45 points from HPSCI301, HPSCI302, HPSCI303, HPSCI304 and SDCOA304.

To complete a minor in Human Performance Science, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Human Performance Science major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.

Note: For students studying the Human Performance Science major or second major in Tauranga, the compulsory 200-level papers for the major will be introduced there in 2021, and the 300-level papers will be introduced in 2022.



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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HPSCI101Introduction to Human Performance Science20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    This paper will provide an introduction to Human Performance Science.
    STATS111Statistics for Science20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    An introductory paper in statistics that uses Microsoft Excel. Topics include the collection and presentation of data, basic principles of experimental design, hypothesis testing, regression and the analysis of categorical data.

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 14 August 2020 10:33am

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