Sport, Exercise and Massage

Prepare for a career in the sport and health industry. EIT’s Sport and Exercise Science programmes are designed for people aiming to become highly qualified professionals in recreation, sport and exercise science, sport coaching and sport/health management.

Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science - Industry Project

Bachelor of recreation and sport prospectus cover: Sport and recreation courses at EITWhakawatea, which may refer to the closing song, is an apt title for the Industry Project course in the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science programme. Completed by all students in the final year of the degree, this course gives students an opportunity to negotiate a 150-hour practicum experience aligned with the student’s academic and professional interests within the sport, recreation and health industry. Each student initiates, negotiates, develops, refines, implements, and ultimately reports upon a comprehensive project of benefit to their host organisation. Therefore the industry project becomes a three-way venture between the student, a sport, recreation or health organisation and an academic supervisor.

Each year the students become involved with numerous organisations, and the contribution to the community is a credit to the students, the hosting organisations and EIT.

EIT Institute of Sport and Health

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 Sport and Health (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”.

Services to the Public

The Massage Therapy Clinic is open Wednesdays throughout the academic year. For bookings call Linda 06 8301489 or Di 06 8301536, or email Di or Linda.

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EIT Sport Science Services at Pettigrew Green Arena and EIT Institute of Sport and Health 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 Linda 06 8301489 or Di 06 8301536, or email Di or Linda.

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Pettigrew Green Arena

External shot of the Pettigrew Green Arena where you can study fitness courses NZPractical studies take place in the new multi-million dollar Pettigrew Green Arena Hawke’s Bay.  These facilities include the EIT gym and exercise science laboratory, an aerobics-fitness room, three international size courts, public gym, a theatre for lectures and presentations for up to 80 people, changing rooms, consulting rooms and EIT’s massage room. 

Graduate Gets Job at Sport Hawke's Bay

EIT students demonstrating push up technique outside. Quality Personal Training certification at EIT.Olivia Mador-Puna attended Sacred Heart College in Napier and received the Year 13 Degree Scholarship at EIT Hawke’s Bay. Olivia studied the Bachelor of Recreation and Sport and her placement helped get her a job at Sport HB.


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Master of Professional Practice

Te Tohu Paerua mō Te Aka Whakaaroaro Master of Professional Practice

If you work with people and want to enhance and develop your practice, this programme is for you.  This programme will enable you to follow your passions and interests within your own professional context, while focusing on the unique bicultural settings of Aotearoa.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Practice and the Master of Professional Practice allow graduates working in the fields of education, social work, iwi and community development and other related fields to undertake post-graduate learning tailored to individual needs and interests.

Memea he hiahia nōu kia whakawhanakehia ōhou pūkenga mahi, tēnā, whakaarohia tēnei tohu mōhou. Ka taunakihia tēnei hōtaka tō puawaitanga o te tautika i roto i ngā horopaki ahurea rua o Aotearoa nei. E whakamana ana tēnei hōtaka kia whāia ōhou pae tawhiti kia tata, kia whakamau!

Mā ēnei tohu e taea ai e te pia te whai mātauranga paerunga i a ia e mahi ana, e taea ai hoki te waihanga huarahi ako kia tutuki ai ngā wawata me te ako i te wā kotahi.