Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand

Fostering Excellence in Sports and Exercise Through Evidence Based Practice 



Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand (SESNZ) is the national organisation which represents professional sport and exercise scientists, academics, students, coaches and those people interested in sport and exercise science.

Our Mission is to foster excellence in the sport and exercise industry in New Zealand through evidence based practice 


Here you can find the latest news and information us and what we do.

New Year Honours for Garry Hermansson 

World-leading sports psychologist and Massey Professor Emeritus Gary Hermansson, was made an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM) for services to the field of sports psychology at Government House, Wellington, on Wednesday May 20.

Professor Hermansson completed a Diploma of Education, Master of Arts and Doctorate at Massey University. He then became a Professor as well as the director of Sport Sciences. Professor Hermansson has worked with a number of large institutions as well as three Olympic and three Commonwealth Games teams and has been the team psychologist for the Black Caps cricketers

New Years Honour to Gary Hermansson

Congratulations to Professor Emeritus Gary Hermansson, of Palmerston North who received an ONZM for services to the field of sport psychology in the 2015 New Years Honours.




New Course !!!!

ESSA accredited Hydrotherapy course - check out the "Whats On" section for further details    More


Queenstown Research Week - Registration/ Update

MedSci has again lined up a series of excellent invited speakers at Queenstown Research Week! See the MedSci webpage for full details of speakers and participating groups and societies. The preliminary...   More


Sponsorship Opportunities for 2015 Conference

SESNZ invite potential sponsors to assist with getting our speakers to the 2015 conference. Check out options here.   More


Get a 15% discount on ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment

SESNZ has negotiated a partnership with Elsevier Publishers so members will receive a 15% discount for ESSA’s Student Manual for Health, Exercise and Sport Assessment. Exclusive offer for members. Go to the...   More


2015 Conference Details Announced

2015 SESNZ Conference MedSci Congress, Queenstown 31 August - 2 September The 2015 SESNZ Conference will be held in conjuction with MedSciNZ, Otago neuro-endocrinology, IBTec, Physiotherapy Society NZ, NZ...   More

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SESNZ @sportexsci_nz #SESNZ15 is just over a week away! Great line up of speakers incl. Paul Laursen, David Rowlands, Jim Cotter, Rob Creasy, Rich Masters... Reply Retweet Favourite 21 Aug
Yann Le Meur
Yann Le Meur @YLMSportScience ICE BATHS & RECOVERY ✅ Competition ✅ After endurance training ❌❓After strength training sessions (↘️️️adaptations?) Retweeted by SESNZ Reply Retweet Favourite 8 Aug
Matt Driller
Matt Driller @mattdriller Come do your PhD with @waikato and @ChiefsRugby - 2 scholarships up for grabs! For more, check out: #sportscience Retweeted by SESNZ Reply Retweet Favourite 3 Aug