Physical Activity & Wellbeing

Study for an exciting and active career. New Zealand is world-renowned for its sports, exercise, wellbeing and adventure industries. We’re proud to train some of the best and brightest professionals in this field.

Personal Training

Combine business skills with a background in sport — and prepare for a career in sports management, coaching and/or personal training.


Sport, Exercise & Health

Pursue a career in the sport science, health and wellness, and fitness industries.


Massage Therapy

Gain the skills you need for a career in the hands-on treatment and management of muscolo-skeletal conditions, as well as stress management.

Outdoor Adventure

Prepare for employment in a range of guiding/instructing positions, and get ready for a career you love.



Turn your passion for snowsports into a career at Central, with the Southern Alps as your classroom.



Postgraduate qualifications will help you extend your knowledge, theories and procedures that are relevant to your practice.



Not sure where to start your learning journey? Choose the right path to your study goals.


 Explore the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health

The Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health is Otago Polytechnic’s specialist sport, health and wellness centre. Located in the Sargood Centre in the heart of Logan Park, the institute offers a range of exciting and innovative programmes designed for the active body and mind.