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Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 84531

Michelle Burns BPhEd, BSci

Tutor in Exercise Prescription

School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition

Having a passion for sport and exercise throughout my life, I embarked on a career within the health and fitness industry.  Upon completion of my Bachelor of Physical Education degree at Otago University, I worked as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist in Sydney, Australia providing exercise rehabilitation services.  Coming back to NZ and finding myself back in my home town and teaching Exercise prescription is a great opportunity to share my experience and knowledge to those about to embark on similar career paths. I am passionate about showing people the benefits exercise can have on many aspects of their lives.

I teach across several papers for the Exercise Prescription and Training major for the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise. My area of interest is posture, static and dynamic body alignment and corrective exercises to help relieve pain, reduce injury risk or rehabilitate current or post injuries.  

My philosophy on life is to be fit enough to be healthy, happy and be able to pursue the activities you enjoy.

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Contact details

  • Ph: +64 6 356 9099 extn 84531
    Location: 2.1, PTC
    Campus: Manawatu

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Human Nutrition) - Otago University (2005)
  • Bachelor of Physical Education - Otago University (2003)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

N/A

Thematics

Health and Well-being

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Human Movement and Sports Science (110600): Medical And Health Sciences (110000)

Keywords

Exercise Prescription and Rehabilitation

Supervision and Teaching

Teaching

234.316 Exercise Prescription Practicum - Paper Coordinator

234.312 Advanced Exercise Prescription - Lecturer and Lab supervisor

234.214 Exercise Prescription - Lecturer and Lab supervisor

234.212 Structural Kinesiology - Lab Supervisor

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