Sport Science Services

EIT Sport Science Services Logo Jul 09EIT Sport Science Services at Pettigrew Green Arena and EIT Institute of Sport and Health (EIT ISH) 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. Sports include – Cricket, Cycling, Rugby, Softball, Sailing, Basketball, Netball, Hockey, Soccer, Rowing, Swimming, and Multisport. The following services are available:

Exercise Physiology

Exercise physiology allows the athlete a better understanding of how their body adapts to exercise.  Knowledge gained from testing in the laboratory or field, can be used to define training making each training session more effective and competition more successful.

Physical Conditioning

Physical conditioning covers all aspect of physical fitness from strength, power training, aerobic, anaerobic and more. Physical conditioning can lead to faster, stronger and more powerful sports performance.


Biomechanics can help coaches by using advanced technology to analyse the technical skills required of a participant in a given sport.


Anthropometry allows the athlete to identify the size, shape and body composition at which he/she performs optimally, both in training and competition.

Sport Psychology

The practical application of sport psychology comes down to assisting athletes to “be their best – when they need to do their best”. Focus is on understanding and influencing the effect that an athlete’s; social interactions, behaviours, thoughts, and emotions have on performance.

Email EIT Sport Science Services today to discover how we can help you to reach your goals.


Associate Professor Dr Carl Paton
Senior Lecturer in Health and Sport Science

Dr Carl Paton is an exercise physiologist with a specialist interest in endurance sports, especially cycling and triathlon. Carl has been a competitive cyclist and multisport athlete for over 30 years and has personally coached athletes to the representation level at World Championships, Olympic and Commonwealth games events. Carl has also provided sport science support services for numerous sport-governing bodies through the NZ Academy of Sport and high-performance sport NZ.



Dr Patrick Lander
Senior Lecturer in Health and Sport Science

Dr Patrick Lander is part of the lecturing team in the School for Health and Sport Science at EIT. Patrick completed his BSc at the University of Glamorgan and MSc at Loughborough University before starting his teaching career at Loughborough College. He taught Sport and Exercise Science for Whanganui UCOL in New Zealand between 2005-2009 whilst studying for a PhD in Exercise Physiology. He then returned to the UK for a brief spell in Online Learning Development and lecturing on Postgraduate courses for Leeds Metropolitan University and Newman University College before joining the School of Health and Sport Science at EIT in 2012. Patrick’s research interests are in self-paced exercise in a range of exercise intensities and environmental manipulations, and his sporting passion is in swimming. 


Dr Philip Shambrook
Sport Science Services

Dr Philip Shambrook is an experienced triathlete and endurance runner with a passion for learning who has recently completed a PhD in Exercise Physiology. Driven by a passion to help others, he takes pride in providing the best opportunities for people to succeed, be that an athlete who wants to go faster or someone who wants to become healthier. Philip’s particular interest is technique and enjoys helping runners move more efficiently. When Philip isn’t at EIT he can be found running or riding the trails or swimming in the sea, and sometimes sitting down.