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.



Associate Professor Dr Carl Paton
Senior Lecturer in Health and Sport Science
EIT Institute of Sport and Health provides a state-of-the-art facility that will enable high-level provision of sport science support to athletes and teams in the region. It will also facilitate research within the community and support international collaborations in health and wellness.

Contact: Dr Carl Paton, email or phone 06 830 1125



Dr Patrick Lander
Senior Lecturer in Health and Sport Science
It is a great opportunity for the region to come together and inspire each other. EIT programmes are already creating pathways for students in our region to advance their knowledge and skills in the fields of sport and health. EIT ISH will provide our region with another opportunity to engage in that conversation.