SSCI404-23A (C) Any Time Start 2023

Advanced Internship for Sport Science

30 points

Start/End Date: The start and end dates are specific to each student. For further information please contact one of the following (as appropriate):
  • For Masters theses please contact the relevant Faculty Office.
  • For Doctoral degrees (PhD) please contact the Graduate School.
  • For other types of anytime start courses (i.e. generally courses worth 60 points or less) please contact the Course Coordinator.
Withdrawal Dates
The withdrawal dates for this course (both with and without fee refund) will be confirmed once a) the course start date and b) course length is confirmed. Students are advised to consult the department for further information.


This course places students in an advanced internship in a professional sporting workplace, with a view to enhancing employability through working in an authentic workplace setting. Students will work within an existing sporting workplace to gain experience in providing sport science support and development in a professional environment.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, successful students should be able to:

1. Apply principles of exercise science testing and analysis in a workplace setting, demonstrating safe and correct use of equipment.
2. Work effectively within a team environment to provide sport science support for athletes or higher level support for a team or squad of athletes.
3. Critically reflect on how the workplace structure reflects the bicultural nature of New Zealand as constructed through the Treaty of Waitangi and to locate this reflection in the context of the realities of traditional and contemporary Māori society.
4. Work alongside colleagues in a professional workplace to carry out a research project, or plan and implement a significant event or programme.
5. Demonstrate understanding of and compliance with workplace Health and Safety requirements.


Subject to approval to the Head of School

Course Coordinator

Mark Drury

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,227.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 15 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All SSCI404 Occurrences

  • SSCI404-23A (C) Any Time Start 2023