Sport, Exercise 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.
The Capstone to the Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science
Whakawatea, which may refer to the closing song, is an apt title for the Industry Cooperative 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 ‘co-op’ 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.
Services to the Public
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.
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.
Graduate Gets Job at Sport Hawke's Bay
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.
“My sport is extremely expensive and self-funded, so the Sports Hawke’s Bay and EIT Sports Scholarship allow me to keep representing New Zealand while completing my degree,” says canoe...
Alongside many other EIT graduates and surrounded by his proud family, Jobey Pomare was celebrating his graduation last week. Of Ngāti Kahungunu descent, Jobey grew up in Wairoa and moved to...
Peter Whalley has never shied away from accepting new challenges. In reward of his commitment, the passionate long-distance runner is now graduating with a Master of Health Science with...
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.