Heke Kawa Oranga

Diploma in Health Promotion, Sport And Exercise Sciences

Kawa Oranga is the study of Māori health promotion, sport and exercise with a focus on the promotion of wellness through engagement in physical activity.

Heke Kawa Oranga will introduce you to kaupapa and tikanga in relation to healthy lifestyles, and the role of kawa in sport and exercise. As a graduate of this programme, you will be an agent for the promotion of kawa oranga providing guidance and leadership in te taha tinana within whānau, hapū and iwi. You will also have completed the first year of the three year Poutuarongo Kawa Oranga degree.

Heke Kawa Oranga

Diploma in Health Promotion, Sport and Exercise Sciences

Code: HKO
1 year
Level: NZQA Level 5
Delivery: Residential seminars, self directed learning and online delivery
Mode: Bilingual (Māori/English)
Next Intake: Huringa 1 (March)
Entry Requirements: Minimum age of 17 years. Regular internet access, email address and computer, laptop, tablet or other suitable mobile device is required.
Tuition Fees: $5,308 (approximately)



  • Year One

    PKO101 Kaupapa Māori Exercise Prescription I
    PKO102 Te Taiao I - Māori Environmental Engagement
    PKO103 He Mātai Oranga I - Māori Health and Wellbeing
    PKO104 Te Whare o Rongo I - Recovery and Nutrition
    PKO105 He Rau Rangatira - Māori Leadership in Sport and Health


    ART101 Private Study of One Marae
    ART102 Private Study of Iwi History
    ART103 Interviews with Two Kaumātua


    REO101W or REO101M Akoranga ā-wiki Weekly Reo Classes or Te Ako Mai i Tawhiti (Distance Learning)
    REO102H Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO103H Hui Rumaki Reo 2

After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

  • Whānau, Hapū and Iwi Health Promoters
  • Youth and Community Workers