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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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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.

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Bob Marshall

Professor Bob Marshall, Research Director

My primary research area continues work on the identification and description of the biomechanical factors involved in back injuries and legal bowling actions in cricket fast bowlers. The former provides guidelines for safe coaching techniques, and the latter work has contributed to the national and international developments of regulations around the legality and assessment of bowling actions. However, since 2006 my work has begun to focus on primary health care issues related to nursing. This has resulted in a number of papers which recommend changes to current nursing/health care practice.

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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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