EIT Institute of Health & Sport (EIT ISH)

Sport and Health Science is a key focus for teaching and research at EIT where we pride ourselves on the learner centred approaches we use for developing the skills and knowledge required for success at all levels.

About EIT ISH

Sport and Health Science is a key focus for teaching and research at EIT where we pride ourselves on the learner centred approaches we use for developing the skills and knowledge required for success at all levels.

The new EIT Institute of Health and Sport (EIT ISH) at Hastings Sports Park, 42 Percival Road, provides staff and students with access to cutting-edge facilities and provides an educational experience within an enthusiastic and supportive environment.

Teaching is underpinned by scientific research and scholarship, making use of the excellent facilities, expertise and industry partnerships which support sports science and community based projects. The overarching aim of the teaching and research at EIT ISH is to improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Hawke’s Bay.

Research activity within the EIT ISH includes exciting topics such as monitoring and enhancement of sport performance, maximising human energy metabolism as well as injury prevention and rehabilitation.

The collective goal of EIT ISH is to support individuals, communities as well as elite athletes to “be the best they can be”.

Sport science services

EIT Sport Science Services at Pettigrew Green Arena and 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. 

To make a booking: Contact: Dr. Carl Paton | 06 830 1125 | sportscience@eit.ac.nz

Community-focused research

EIT Researchers are particularly delighted to be able to extend their research outreach through the new Institute of Sport & Health. EIT’s research capability and activity has grown substantially over the past few years and the new facilities will give it fresh impetus. EIT is planning to bring in research staff, to be based at EIT ISH.

Executive Dean for EIT, Professor Natalie Waran, is enthusiastic about adding a new chapter to EIT’s teaching and research portfolio. “The new Institute offers first-class research facilities and opportunities that will allow us to further develop community-centred research activities at EIT, ensuring that we contribute to providing evidence-based solutions to help ensure the health and well-being of our communities,” said Prof Waran. “Essentially, our aim, through the work we do at EIT ISH is to enrich and develop our community as well as retain and attract research excellence in Hawke’s Bay.”

Sport & health science study

Prepare for a career in the recreation, sport and fitness industries with study at EIT. EIT’s sport, health and exercise science 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.

EIT’s offers programmes from certificate to masters level, you can study full-time or part-time.  EIT’s programmes are practical, project based with industry and community groups.  Upon completion you can be sure you will have the relevant experience to get into an exciting career.

Services pathway

Are you seeking a career in law enforcement, the armed forces or corrections? The NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Services Pathways) [Level 3] will provide you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply for training or employment in the New Zealand Police, armed forces, or correction services.

On successful completion of the NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Services Pathways) [Level 3], you will have gained the skills to work in security, the forces, corrections or police.

Hear the voices of our people

Professor Natalie Waran
Executive Dean for the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Health Science
The new institute offers first-class research facilities and opportunities that will allow EIT to further develop community-centred research activities. It will ensure that we contribute to providing evidence-based solutions to help ensure the health and wellbeing of our communities.

 

 

 

Kirsten Westwood
Head of School, Health & Sport Science
EIT Institute of Sport and Health will provide EIT students and staff the enormous potential to develop and run innovative community focussed initiatives. It is a place where students can connect with real-life situations under the guidance of expert lecturers and researchers, creating valuable connections, impact and legacies in support of our community.

 

 

Associate Professor Dr Carl Paton
Senior Lecturer in Health & 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.

 

 

 

Dr Patrick Lander
Senior Lecturer in Health & 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.

Meet our graduates

Jacque Roberts
Graduate of Bachelor of Recreation & Sport at EIT,
HB Community Fitness Centre Trust
I’m working as a fitness coach at the new gym at EIT ISH and I’m passionate about what we will be able to offer here. We are working on numerous programmes for the community and we assist people with improving their overall health through various tests, exercises and programmes.

 

 

Ormond Heather
Graduate of Bachelor of Recreation & Sport at EIT,
Certificate in Exercise tutor
I’m excited to start teaching the new Certificate in Exercise at EIT ISH. It’s a certificate that provides students with skills to design and deliver exercise programmes to enhance people’s wellbeing. Their learning will benefit significantly from the modern facilities and the vibrancy of the institute.

 

 

Robert Grant
Graduate of Bachelor of Recreation & Sport at EIT
HB Community Fitness Centre Trust

The new institute is targeted to all ages and stages of life. We are working with early childhood education, primary schools, secondary school athletes, emerging talented athletes and the general community. We also offer programmes for seniors focusing on rehabilitation, prehabilitation, general wellbeing and people with chronic health issues.

 

 

 

Opening marks exciting milestone

When EIT Sports lecturer, Marcus Agnew first floated the idea of a regionally based sports development facility, the School of Health and Sport Science immediately saw the opportunities.

Now, a few years on, EIT is delighted to be celebrating a significant milestone in the development of community driven education and research in the field of sport and health in Hawke’s Bay.

When you head down to EIT ISH the excitement and buzz is palpable. Boosted by waves of fresh energy, new ideas are flourishing already. It might still need some finishing touches, but the institute is well and truly up and running.