Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) in Physical Education, Activity and Health Program By University of Otago |Top Universities

University of Otago

Dunedin Campus, Dunedin, New Zealand
  • QS World University Rankings
    =194
  • QS Stars
    5+
  • Degree BAppSc
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Study Mode On Campus
  • Subject Sports-related Courses
  • Duration 36 months
  • Scholarships Yes
  • Start date Mar

others shortlisted this program

others shortlisted this program

Physical education with physical activity and health have been combined to provide students with a well-rounded understanding of the theory and practices of health, wellness and well-being for individuals, communities and populations, whatever their health status. Physical education, activity and health captures the reasons why we should all be physically active, the physiology behind how physical activity works to influence health, and how to prescribe exercise. It includes how we can encourage people to be more active, as well as coaching, teaching and instructing about the relevance of physical activity. We focus on the importance of communities, including Māori communities, as well as understanding how the environment relates to being active. Physical education, activity and health will also appeal to those interested in teaching or coaching sport and exercise. It is designed to equip students with a strong background in the biophysical and socio-cultural sub-disciplines of human movement. In addition, there is a strong emphasis on applied practice and theory.

About University

COVID-19 Information:

The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving, and we recommend that all students considering Otago visit the dedicated website for the latest information otago.ac.nz/coronavirus. If you have any questions that are not answered on our COVID-19 page, or questions about your individual circumstances, please contact AskOtago.


Founded in 1869, Otago is New Zealand’s first University.

In the 150 years since, Otago has prided itself on being a research-led University with an international reputation for excellence. It is ranked 184 in the 2020/21 QS World University Rankings and in the top 100 in 15 subject areas.

It first received a Five Stars Plus QS Stars University rating in 2016.

Most undergraduate and postgraduate study takes place on the Dunedin campus, but the University also has Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences in Wellington and Christchurch, which are home to many leading medical researchers.

Otago offers more than 200 undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across four divisions:

It also offers a Summer School, Study Abroad and Distance Learning programmes.


Latest Tweets

Latest Posts