Why study with us?

Study with the best to bring out the best in you. Besides the strong academic reputation of the University of Auckland, we also have excellent facilities and lecturers and a learning environment that is set up to help you grow, succeed and reach your goals.  


New Zealand's highest ranked university*

The University of Auckland is ranked top in New Zealand and competitively in international rankings, so you can be confident your degree reflects quality learning and is internationally recognised.

education emploer reputation

#1 for employer reputation in education*

We are the only university in New Zealand ranked in the top 15 globally for employer reputation in education. 


Leading learning, changing lives

It is our collective commitment to our vision - leading learning, changing lives - that drives our teaching, learning and research at the Faculty of Education and Social Work.


Practical experience that supports learning

The faculty has its own sporting facilities, including a 25 metre heated pool, gymnasia and dance studios. Off-campus activities include track and field athletics, outdoor education camps, marae visits and games and sports education at local venues.

Ranked 20th for Education

Your degree in Sport, Health and Physical Education is underpinned by education and social and cultural contexts. Studying within the Faculty of Education and Social Work, you will benefit from our expertise in sport, health and physical education teaching. 

Our academic staff have specialty knowledge in areas such as aquatics and water safety, sexuality education, dance, health education, physical education, children's experiences of health and physical education, teaching strategies, sport coaching, te ao kori, adventure-based and outdoor education, the sociology of health, education and the body and so much more − so you will be surrounded by experienced and knowledgeable people to inspire and challenge you.

Meet some of our leaders in the BSportHealthPE programme

*Source: QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016