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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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Paula Hatten, Certificate in Sport & Health Massage Graduate

EIT Tairawhiti graduate receives the Gisborne Citizens Civic Award merit certificate in acknowledgement of the many hours of time and talent given to help survivors and those with terminal illness.

Hatten trained with EIT tutor Nancy Kahalewai, a pioneer in the industry who has been internationally applauded for her work. Kahalewai had high praise for her student.

“Paula is so professional and willing to give,” she says. “It’s great that she has been recognised like this.”

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Dr Shona Thompson

Since 2008 I have taught in the Master of Nursing programme on the basis of my expertise in qualitative research methods and my experience supervising graduate students. Since then my research has focused on nursing practice and the assessment of health care and related programmes. This has resulted in a number of publications relevant to New Zealand and international nursing.  I also lead research teams across health and social sciences.

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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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Facilities 

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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