Heke Kawa Oranga

Diploma in Health Promotion, Sport And Exercise Science

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 Science

Code: HKO
Credits: 120
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: $4,489 (approximately)



  • Year One

    PKOA103 Kaupapa Māori Exercise Prescription I
    PKOA102 Te Taiao I - Māori Environmental Engagement
    PKOA101 He Mātai Oranga I - Māori Health and Wellbeing
    PKOA104 Te Whare o Rongo I - Recovery and Nutrition


    IWI101 Private Study of One Marae
    IWI102 Private Study of Iwi History


    REO101 Hui Rumaki Reo 1
    REO102 Hui Rumaki Reo 2

After Graduation

Ka puta te ihu

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