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Matthew Blair

Mat.Blair@op.ac.nz

0000-0002-2696-0988

Matt is Academic Leader for postgraduate studies in the Strength and Conditioning specialty. Matt has a Masters in Physical Education (Distinction) from the University of Otago and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Learning and Teaching from Otago Polytechnic.

Matt has led the development of new undergraduate programmes in Personal Training and Physical Conditioning as well as the postgraduate programme in Strength and Conditioning. In 2014 Matt was awarded an OP Excellence in Leadership and in 2019 was a part of the ISEH postgraduate research team that won an award for excellence. His passion is with physical activity and nutrition, especially conditioning for elite-level athletes. Matt has his own consultancy business where he works as an expert Physical Conditioning Coach, in both community and high-performance environments. He has experience in postgraduate supervision, taking a student-led approach, and encouraging creative thinking.

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