Sport & Leisure Studies & Management

This area is about sport and leisure, and about managing businesses and people in this sector.

Studying in this area includes learning about the history and roles of sport and leisure in society.

This area is also about learning how to manage sport- and leisure-based businesses, as well as sports teams and individuals.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Sports team manager
  • Event manager
  • Gym manager
  • Coach
  • Athletic trainer
  • Sport equipment sales representative
  • Sport journalism
  • Physical education teacher
  • Sport historian
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

137% of national
median earnings


Employment

76%
Employed
1%
Unemployed
14%
Further study
9%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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