This certificate delivers the foundation skills for a future in sport and health massage. The programme is practical and hands-on, as you learn massage principles and techniques while working on your peers and the general public.
When you’ve completed this certificate you’ll have the self-assurance to start practicing or to carry on to higher-level study. You will be introduced to massage principles and theories and you’ll get the opportunity to treat the general public in a simulated clinic on campus.
Shal Addis, Bachelor of Recreation & Sport
Dropping out of school at 15, Shal Addis didn’t dream he would be graduating with a degree a little over six years later.
The 21-year-old from Taradale has recently graduated with EIT's Bachelor of Recreation and Sport. Shal starts study this year for his Master’s degree while continuing to work for the Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union as strength and conditioning trainer for the Hawke’s Bay Academy’s up-and-coming young players.
Services to the Public
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.
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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