With the sport and recreation industry supporting more than 30,000 jobs in New Zealand alone ranging from sports administrators to personal trainers, your career prospects are great!

You’ll spend lots of time at sport organisations and recreation centres, getting industry knowledge and making valuable contacts.

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, in partnership with Auckland University of Technology (AUT), delivers the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation at the Windermere Campus in Tauranga.

A Bachelor of Sport and Recreation from AUT is a highly respected and recognised qualification which opens many doors for employment in this fast growing, diverse industry.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you’ll receive the award of:

  • Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (from Auckland University of Technology)


This highly respected qualification opens the doors to employment in the exciting and diverse sport and recreation industry.

Graduates work with amateur or professional sportspeople, community recreation and health organisations, in secondary school PE departments, or for a growing range of fitness centres.

It’s an exciting industry to be in because it’s always changing. Sport is getting more professional and the Government is investing in community recreation and health organisations to combat the growing number of health and obesity issues facing the general population.

Graduates can work as trainers for sports teams or athletes, fitness centre instructors, health promoters or consultants, event or facility managers, sports coaches or managers, personal trainers, community recreation programmers, sports administrators, school sports co-ordinators, or school PE teachers following post-graduate training.

Potential employers include:

  • Community health organisations (e.g. Heart Foundation)
  • Sports organisations (e.g. BOP Rugby Union)
  • Schools
  • Fitness centres
  • Sport and recreation centres
  • Local authorities

English Language requirements:

  • An international English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.0 (with at least 5.5 in all bands ) issued within the last two years.

Great Nation NZ offers practical guidance to students on enrolling for the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation at the Toi-Ohomai Institute of Technology in New Zealand. To avail of our coaching contact us by filling out the contact form on this website, calling us or walking into one of our center