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Health Consultant
Health Promoter
Recreation Co-ordinator
Recreation Facility Employee
School Sports Co-ordinator
School & Club Coaching
Personal Trainer
Gym Instructor
Aerobics Instructor
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Exercise Science Landing

Exercise Science

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New Zealanders are constantly seeking the right advice on exercise and nutrition which is creating a demand for qualified sports and recreation professionals. A career in exercise science will see you become part of a national push for healthy living.

Stand out in the industry
Stand out in the sports industry with a WelTec Exercise Science qualification. WelTec graduates are in a class of their own with expertise in the theory and practice of sport and graduate industry focused and workready.
Sport professionals work in a range of roles within the community; in gyms and fitness centres, sports coordination, sports conditioning, and health promotion.


Why study Exercise Science?
The fitness and recreation industries have diversified and grown over the past few years as people are recognising the need for healthier lifestyles. Our exercise science and recreation programmes have been designed with input from industry to meet the needs of these ever-changing industries. The programmes have a practical focus, putting class-room knowledge into practice to ensure graduates have work-ready skills.

  • Fully functioning on-campus gym
  • Work experience and adventure-based learning modules
  • Industry renowned programmes
  • Individual tutor support

Industry Endorsements
"At Les Mills our clients expect our staff to be the best. I hire WelTec exercise science graduates as instructors and personal trainers, so I can be sure our clients are getting what they expect."

Gerry Salmon, Centre Manager,
Les Mills World of Fitness, Wellington

Student Jesse Laughton shares why he chose WelTec to study
Exercise Science