New Zealand

Education

 

Sport and Exercise Science

Waikato Polytechnic New Zealand

Kaisa Jannes hails from Finland and has been living in New Zealand for five months with the intention of staying for three years to complete her Bachelor in Sport and Exercise Science at The Waikato Polytechnic. 

"The first thing that attracted me to New Zealand was the weather. I am from a really cold country and I love the sun. It's amazing how such a small country can be so diverse in terms of its natural environment. You can go surfing and skiing on the same day."

Kaisa dreamt of an overseas education. After working for two years she decided to return to school. Browsing through the internet she found the Waikato Polytechnic web site and was attracted by the modern Sport and Exercise Science Centre with its state of the art equipment. Enthusiastic about an applied degree programme, she requested enrolment papers and soon found herself accepted and on her way to New Zealand.

The degree is broad based and offers students the opportunity of specialising in the third year in exercise physiology, sport psychology, injury prevention and rehabilitation, biomechanics, advanced coaching or sport nutrition. Students have the choice of a narrower third year involving a research project and professional studies or a broad degree covering more sub-discipline in the final year.

"I really enjoyed the programme and the lifestyle in New Zealand that I find relaxed and friendly. New Zealand is my kind of country and I am completing a programme that is interesting." Other qualifications in the sport and fit- ness industry covered within the Centre are a two- year certificate in Sport Studies that assist pre-elite athletes under- stand the sport sciences in order to improve their athletic performance. The Diploma in Personal Fitness Training builds on the sport science knowledge and adds the necessary professional skills qualifying graduates for positions in the health and life- style industry as a well-qualified personal trainer. Both of these qualifications can be cross-credited to the degree programme.

Contact:

Information Centre

Waikato Institute of Technology

Private Bag 3036

HAMILTON 2020

New Zealand

Web:

www.wintec.ac.nz/

Email:

international@wintec.ac.nz;

 Phone: +64 7 834 8870

or

Fax: +64 7 834 8895



Contact:

Information Centre

Waikato Institute of Technology

Private Bag 3036

HAMILTON 2020

New Zealand

Web:

www.wintec.ac.nz/

Email:

international@wintec.ac.nz;

 Phone: +64 7 834 8870

or

Fax: +64 7 834 8895

 
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