High-performance rugby programme launched
Expressions of interest for the 2021 High-Performance Rugby Pathway programme are now open.
The Bay of Plenty Rugby Union and Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology have partnered together to create the High-Performance Rugby Pathway - HPRP - delivered in three locations - Rotorua, Whakatane and Tauranga.
The HPRP is a one-year programme aimed at young athletes. The programme is designed to improve rugby athletes’ self-development in the areas of nutrition, exercise physiology, performance testing, sports psychology, and sport technology while formally studying for the Level Certificate in Exercise, and Certificate in Freestyle Group Exercise qualifications from Toi Ohomai.
“The HPRP programme is being delivered in three locations to enable athletes to remain close to home, and support rugby in their communities,” says a Bay of Plenty Rugby Union spokesperson.
“The HPRP is a one-year programme aimed at recent school leavers and is designed to improve rugby athletes’ self-development in the areas of nutrition, exercise physiology, performance testing, sports psychology, and sport technology while formally studying for the Level Certificate in Exercise, and Certificate in Freestyle Group Exercise qualifications from Toi Ohomai.
“The Bay of Plenty Rugby Union is committed to growing community rugby, so selection preference will be given to athletes who share this commitment.”
On completion of this programme, graduates will be able to:
• Choreograph, deliver and adapt safe and effective group exercise classes for one or more different class types and varying exercise abilities.
• Encourage group exercise participants to develop skills and knowledge to improve own health and wellbeing.
• Integrate culturally appropriate values, processes and protocols to respond to participant exercise needs.
• Enhance movement patterns in group exercise classes by utilising knowledge of anatomy and physiology.
• Use business skills and create an awareness of exercise products and services to develop and maintain a client base.
• Deliver safe and effective exercise programmes, including prescreening, within own scope of practice and industry code of ethics.
• Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to adapt and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes to individuals.
• Adapt programmes for apparently healthy people and common at risk groups using exercise science and testing.
• Apply motivational and communication techniques to enhance individual participant commitment to a personalised exercise programme.
• Apply a health and wellness framework and evidence-based nutrition principles to support a personalised exercise programme and recommend referral pathways to allied health professionals.
• Use marketing and business tools and techniques to support business practices as an exercise professional.
Interested people can complete the online form to register their interest in the 2021 High-Performance Rugby Pathway (HPRP) programme.
Applicants will be required to attend an interview and an information sharing session where they will be informed of programme structure and expectations as well as progression options.