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Isa­iah Day­man

Mas­ter of Ap­plied Health Sciences (Well­ness and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion) Softly spo­ken Isa­iah is not the ‘gym bunny’ type you might imag­ine. In­stead, he comes across as in­tel­li­gent and pas­sion­ate about the field he has cho­sen to study.

Hav­ing com­pleted a Bach­e­lor of Sport and Ex­er­cise and now fol­low­ing it up with post­grad­u­ate study lead­ing into the Mas­ter of Ap­plied Health Sciences (Well­ness and Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion), Isa­iah har­bours the goal of one day open­ing a re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion gym in his home town of Nel­son, or per­haps Welling­ton. Grow­ing up in Nel­son, Isa­iah still en­joys the more re­laxed pace of re­gional life and this helped con­trib­ute to his de­ci­sion to move to In­ver­cargill for study. The univer­sity lifestyle to be found in cities like Dunedin didn’t ap­peal as it seemed like too many stu­dents, with a less per­sonal feel.

“I en­joy the small class sizes at South­ern In­sti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy (SIT). It’s more hands on, you get to know your lec­tur­ers and get a lot of one-on-one learn­ing time.”

Isa­iah has al­ways en­joyed sports but since his stud­ies he has rel­ished dis­cov­er­ing more about how the body works and this has im­pacted on his per­sonal life, mak­ing him re­alise how im­por­tant it is to eat healthy and to ex­er­cise.

Work­ing part-time at SIT’s gym, Isa­iah ad­vises that there is no typ­i­cal day in the life of a post­grad­u­ate/mas­ters stu­dent. Some days he has classes, oth­ers he works on his re­search, or at the gym.

With a par­tic­u­lar in­ter­est in sports in­juries, Isa­iah’s re­hab gym will no doubt be­come a re­al­ity at the cul­mi­na­tion of his Mas­ters study.

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