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Sport, Recreation and Massage

Prepare for a career in the recreation, sport or fitness industries with study at EIT. EIT’s Recreation & Sport programmes are designed for people aiming to become highly qualified professionals in recreation, sport & exercise science, sport coaching, sport/leisure management & leaders in the health and fitness industry.

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Certificate in Health and Fitness

If you’re looking for an entry level qualification leading to a future in sport and exercise then this certificate is for you. The programme will provide a solid foundation to gain employment or further your studies in health and fitness.

When you’ve completed this certificate you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to carry on to higher-level study. It will introduce you to ideas and theories within supportive learning environments with staff that live and breathe what they teach.

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Philip Shambrook, Bachelor of Recreation & Sport Graduate

Graduating at this year's graduation ceremony with a Bachelor of Recreation and Sport, EIT valedictorian Philip Shambrook is passionately committed to lifelong learning.

Formerly from the UK, Philip and his wife Louise met as officers in the Royal Air Force, which put him through his engineering degree.  He also gained an MBA from the Open University before the couple, leaving the services, travelled the world for three years on a tandem bicycle.

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Featured Staff

Sue Chapman

Dr Sue Chapman

Sue joined EIT in February 2014 as a lecturer from Waikato, bringing specific focus to the socio-cultural and psycho-social aspects of sport and recreation. As a sociologist, her academic interests are in the sport and recreation environments around national identity, gender, race, ethnicity and power relations, and media communication. In addition, she brings work experience in the NZ not-for-profit sector and the international corporate business environment in Africa.

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Services to the Public

The Massage Therapy Clinic is open Wednesday and Fridays throughout the academic year. For bookings call 06 974 8000, Linda ext 5406 or Di ext 5536 or email dreid@eit.ac.nz or lmiller@eit.ac.nz

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EIT Sport Science Services at Pettigrew Green Arena offers a range of testing and training services for all athletes to enhance their training and performance.

All Staff are highly qualified & experienced in their field of interest. They are closely linked with New Zealand Academy of Sport and work with athletes from novice to elite.

For bookings call 06 974 8000, Linda ext 5406 or Di ext 5536 or email dreid@eit.ac.nz or lmiller@eit.ac.nz

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Practical studies take place in the new multi-million dollar Pettigrew Green Arena Hawke’s Bay. These facilities include three squash courts, an exercise science laboratory, an aerobics-fitness room, a theatre for lectures and presentations for up to 80 people, changing rooms, consulting rooms, office and administration area, and a massage room.

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