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Massey University

Massey University
Massey is New Zealand’s only multi-campus university, with locations in Wellington, Auckland and Palmerston North. Study in a wide range of academic subjects, especially in natural sciences, engineering, creative arts, and business.
Location: 
New Zealand
Language of Instruction: 
English
Term: 
Fall
Spring
Academic Year
Academic Disciplines: 
-Open to All Majors
Community Health
Exercise Science
Sport Management
Journalism
Communication Studies
Business Administration
Marketing
Education--Health & Physical Ed
Program Type: 
Semester or Academic Year
Highlights: 
  • Study at one of New Zealand's foremost universities
Program Summary: 

Massey University is New Zealand's defining university, with three major campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North and Wellington. Massey is characterised by the applied nature of its teaching and research programmes and by its special expertise in the fields of Sciences, Food Technology, Creative Arts, Social Sciences, Education and Business.

Academic staff in many fields are internationally renowned, and leading-edge research is undertaken across our colleges, often in collaboration with other universities, research institutions and industry. Massey has a proud record of using this expertise to work with developing countries, and our focus on technology and business means our students continue to meet international demands.

Location: 

AUCKLAND CAMPUS:
Auckland is an international city built around a stunning harbor. It is New Zealand's largest urban area with a diverse multi-cultural population and world-class features and facilities. The Auckland Campus is part of the North Shore, which is just 20 minutes drive from the center of Auckland. The North Shore City region covers 120 km of coastline and includes more than 30 sandy swimming beaches. The area in which the campus is located has a wide range of amenities, numerous cafes, shopping centers, cinema complexes, art galleries, libraries, a Theatre of the Arts, and extensive leisure and sport facilities. A motorway links the North Shore with Auckland's CBD and the International Airport. City bus services are efficient, well developed and relatively inexpensive.

PALMERSTON NORTH CAMPUS:
One-third of the people living in Palmerston North are between the ages of fifteen and thirty. Many are students, making Palmerston North a young person's city with a lively social scene. The city center is vibrant with its many cafes, pubs, live theatre and live music. Sport and off-campus adventure are also part of the city's attraction. Minutes from campus are some of the best mountain bike tracks anywhere. Further afield you will find bungy jumping, river kayaking, rafting, trout fishing, horseback riding and tramping. It's only two hours' drive to the capital city of Wellington, to vineyards and beaches in Hawke's Bay, or to snow-covered ski slopes at Mount Ruapehu in wintertime.

WELLINGTON CAMPUS:
Resting on the edge of a spectacular harbor, encircled by green, towering hills, Wellington is a stunning and compact city. Vibrant, exciting and cultured, the nation's capital combines the stimulation and sophistication of a big city with the quirkiness of a charming village. Extending just two kilometers in diameter, Wellington is a truly "walking city." Here you'll find a unique blend of national treasures, arts and culture, gastronomic delights, shopping sensations and scenic beauty, all conveniently located at the bottom of the North Island.

Academic Information: 

Many participants enjoy studying New Zealand-focused courses, such as Maori Language, New Zealand Economy, Bicultural Perspectives in Psychology, New Zealand Fauna and Flora, Ecological Studies, Law, Government and Social Policy, and Women in History: Australia and New Zealand.

The typical courseload is four papers (classes), or 60 credits, per term. Each term runs 18 weeks long. Students will be enrolled into selected, approved papers prior to their arrival on campus whenever possible. During orientation week, students will have the opportunity to make changes to their schedules.

Housing: 

Students have a choice of residential halls or student apartments near campus.

Life Abroad: 

A mandatory orientation programme is organised and run by the Massey International Student Support team. Activities typically include a traditional New Zealand BBQ and dinner, city tour and advice sessions designed to assimilate international students into university study within the next of wider New Zealand culture. During the orientation week, students need to confirm their final paper (class) enrolment for the semester. Students are able to make adjustments to their pre-approved selection of papers by visiting the relevant College administrators.

ARRIVAL DETAILS
Airport pickup is available and differs for each campus. Additional information will be provided by the ISEP Coordinator at Massey.


Student Activities
AUCKLAND CAMPUS:
Massey University offers a wide range of extra-curricular student activities available for all students, from basketball, to boxing or surfing, to cultural activites. Clubs Day, during the first week of the semester, is a great opportunity for students to peruse what’s on offer, but there is also a list of Massey University Clubs. Massey also has excellent recreation center facilities available

PALMERSTON NORTH CAMPUS:
Massey University offers a wide range of extra-curricular student activities available for all students, from the Alpine club, to Fire-Spinning, to Waterpolo. Clubs Day, during the first week of the semester, is a great opportunity for students to peruse what’s on offer, but there is also a list of Massey University Clubs. Massey also has excellent recreation center facilities available.

WELLINGTON CAMPUS:
Massey University offers a wide range of extra-curricular student activities available for all students, from the Alpine club, to Fire-Spinning, to Waterpolo. Here is a link to Sport and Recreation at Massey Wellington.The International Student Support team organizes a trip to Queen Charlotte Sounds for dolphin watching and a Martinborough winery tour every semester.

Community Engagement (Internships, Service-Learning, Volunteering, etc.)
Communication internships for academic credit are offered at the Palmerston North and Wellington campuses. The internship is worth 15 credits (= 4 U.S. credits) and is available to students who have successfully completed a junior-year communications class in the U.S. This option is at no additional cost, but will be part of the four-course load for the semester. Please see here for more information.

Eligibility: 

Students must have sophomore status by the beginning of the program and have a cumulative GPA of 2.75.​

Further Reading: 


 

Add Course: 
Transmedia Narrative and Storytelling
154.120
The School of Journalism has determined there is no JOUR equivalency
Course Prefix: 
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2016
Status: 
No Equivalency
Advertising and Consumer Society
154.202
Wellington Campus
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Digital Media Production I
154.204
Wellington Campus
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Gender and Race in the Media
154.302
Wellington Campus
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Digital Media Production II
154.304
The School of Journalism has determined there is no JOUR equivalent
Course Prefix: 
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2016
Status: 
No Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Marketing Communication
156.237
Wellington Campus
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Marketing Planning
156.334
Wellington Campus
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Media Skills
219.101
Wellington Campus
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
New Media Processes
219.204
Wellington Campus
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Public Relations Practice
219.209
Wellington Campus
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Editing & Publishing
219.234
Wellington Campus
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Int'l Case Studies in Public Relations
219.309
Wellington Campus
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Media Law and Ethics
219.335
Wellington Campus
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
History of Journalism
219.339
Wellington Campus
Course Prefix: 
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2019
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Introduction to Sport Coaching
234.130
The Department of Sport Management has determined there is no HSES equivalent.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
No Equivalency
Introduction to Sport Management
234.131
Palmerston North and Auckland campuses; This course counts as both HSES 289 (3 credits) AND HSES 598 (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Sport Facility Management
234.133
Palmerston North and Auckland campuses; This course counts as both HSES 382 (3 credits) AND HSES 598 (1 credit) for a total of 4 credit hours.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Foundations of International Sport Management
234.134
The Department of Sport Management has determined there is no HSES equivalent.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
No Equivalency
Financial Aspects of Sport
234.139
Palmerston North and Auckland campuses; This course counts as both HSES 483 (3 credits) AND HSES 598 for a total of 4 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Sport Business
234.232
Palmerston North campus; This course counts as both HSES 487 (3 credits) AND HSES 598 (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Sport Facility and Event Management
234.233
Palmerston North campus; This course counts as both HSES 382 (3 credits) AND HSES 598 (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Sport Management Planning and Promotion
234.234
Palmerston North campus; This course counts as both HSES 487 (3 credits) AND HSES 598 (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Sport Coaching: Management and Leadership
234.236
The Department of Sport Management has determined there is no HSES equivalent.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
No Equivalency
Sport Economics
234.239
Palmerston North campus; This course counts as both HSES 483 (3 credits) AND HSES 598 (1 credit) for a total of 4 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Summer 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Summer 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Introduction to Business Communication
219.100
This course counts as both COMS 330 (3) AND COMS 499 (1) for a total of 4 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Introduction to Cross-Cultural Communication
219.107
This course counts as both COMS 246 (3) AND COMS 499 (1) for a total of 4 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Organizational Communication
219.303
This course counts as both COMS 310 (3) AND COMS 499 (1) for a total of 4 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
Interpersonal Communication
219.307
This course counts as both COMS 244 (3) AND COMS 499 (1) for a total of 4 credits.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2015
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2020
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
See Note
Sport Psychology
234.360
Palmerston North campus or online
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Sociology of Sport and Exercise
234.135
Auckland campus (fall), Palmerston North campus (spring), online (spring)
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Sport Biomechanics I
234.222
Auckland campus (fall), Palmerston North campus (spring), Wellington campus (spring)
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Nutrition for Sport and Performance
151.332
Palmerston North campus, Auckland campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Fitness Assessment
234.213
Palmerston North campus; *Exercise Science majors must speak to their academic advisor for permission to take this course abroad.
Private Notes/Additional Information: 
Note from Ashley Herda: We would like to keep this course in-house as it fulfills the KU Core goal 6 (capstone course).
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Motor Behavior
234.224
Palmerston North campus, or online
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Fall 2016
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Fall 2021
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Training Principles and Practice
234.111
Palmerston North campus, Wellington campus, and online
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Nutrition for Sport, Exercise and Health
234.225
Palmerston North campus, Wellington campus, and online
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Structural Kinesiology
234.121
Palmerston North campus, Wellington campus, and Auckland campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Exercise Physiology
234.223
Palmerston North campus (fall), Aucklund campus (spring)
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Exercise Physiology II
234.323
The Department of Exercise Science has determined there is no HSES equivalent.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
No Equivalency
Exercise Psychology
234.361
Auckland campus, or online
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Sport Biomechanics II
234.322
Palmerston North campus, and Wellington campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science
234.120
Palmerston North campus, or online
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Nurtrition and Metabolism
151.232
Palmerston North campus, and Auckland campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Research Methods in the Health Sciences
214.212
Wellington campus, or online
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Introduction to Human Movement
234.141
The Department of Exercise Science has determined there is no HSES equivalent.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
No Equivalency
Physiological Aspects of Exercise and Health I
234.226
Wellington campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Physiological Aspects of Exercise and Health II
234.326
Wellington campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Applied Sport Science
234.227
The Department of Exercise Science has determined there is no HSES equivalent.
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
No Equivalency
Fitness and Athletic Conditioning
234.315
Palmerston North campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3
Metabolic Biochemistry
122.233
Palmerston North campus, and Auckland campus
Language of Instruction: 
English
Date Reviewed: 
Spring 2017
Equivalency Valid Until: 
Spring 2022
Status: 
APPROVED Equivalency
KU Credit Hours: 
3

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