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We welcome visits from prospective students and parents, school groups, and organisations wishing to tour the School at any time throughout the year. Tours are targeted towards secondary students and teachers with an interest in studying Physical Education and Sport Science.

A typical 30-45 minute tour would include a tour through the main laboratory complex (55 Union St West) with brief demonstrations of some of the key facilities and equipment such as the Flume aquatic testing facility, the Environmental Control Chamber, and the Biomechanics Vicon 3D Motion Analysis Lab.

A more extensive tour lasting anywhere from 1-2 hours can also be arranged that includes more interactive demonstrations of the key facilities mentioned above. This would include a swim in the Flume, a baseline fitness assessment demonstration (VO2max test), and interactive activities in the Biomechanics Lab with the Vicon 3D Motion Analysis System.

A course advisor can be available to answer questions and our experienced technical support staff will provide the talks and demonstrations as required.

For enquiries and bookings contact
Nigel Barrett – Technical Manager
Phone: +64 3 479 9124

Open days

Tertiary information day is normally held in May, this is a good opportunity to visit the Otago campus and talk to staff about courses you can take.

More specific information can be found on the Otago Open Days website

The School also participates in Hands-On at Otago a weeklong residential school held in mid-January. Hands-On gives students a chance to gain practical experience doing research projects and experiments.

The Hands-On at Otago website gives more information on dates, programmes and specific costs.