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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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Featured Programme

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science

This diploma is a one year full-time, or up to four years part-time, interdisciplinary programme providing qualified health professionals and health service managers with advanced practice knowledge and critical analysis skills.

You can enrol directly into this diploma or use it to further develop the knowledge and skills you gained while studying for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science. Upon graduation from this diploma you can choose to progress onto one of EIT's masters programmes.

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Levi Armstrong, Bachelor of Recreation & Sport Graduate

A formal qualification means I can build a better future for my whanau, it also means I can help those less fortunate.  Just because you have been raised in a negative environment doesnt mean you can't change your life for the better of your whanau.  Live life to the fullest!

Featured Staff

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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