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Global Student-Athlete Elite Sport Services

Indoor workshop.jpg Massey University has been named as New Zealand’s first “Athlete Friendly” University due to its support for student-athletes. The Massey University Sport and Recreation Centre on the Palmerston North campus and the Massey University Academy of Sport offer a unique package of services for Study Abroad, Exchange, and Intensive English students.

GSA Elite Sport Services enables you to participate in a semester abroad in New Zealand and have access to fantastic facilities and activities run by internationally recognised experts, delivered within a New Zealand sporting context.

The programme is available to students studying for one or two semesters.

Programme Structure

You will have access to the following opportunities and events designed for high-performance athletes as part of GSA Elite Sport Services.

Gym Membership

Membership to the Massey Sport and Recreation Centre
Access to a complete range of group exercise and fitness classes

Sports Workshops

Two workshops are included in the fee.  The topics of our advanced workshops may vary across semesters.  Examples include:

  • Sports Nutrition Seminar
  • Understanding Strength and Conditioning Seminar
  • Sports Psychology Seminar
  • Athlete Life, Planning and Goal Setting Workshop

Studio workshop.jpg Performance Tracking

Fitness testing
Body composition testing
Muscle competency screening
Aerobic and strength testing

GSA Elite Sport Services Fee

NZ $245 for one semester
NZ $395 for two semesters

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If purchased individually, these components would cost approximately NZ $1,000.

See Scholarships and How to Apply for information about our Accelerator Scholarships and your next steps.