Strengthening career opportunities

Strengthening career opportunities

Britt Spencer graduated with a Bachelor of Sport and Recreation through NMIT and AUT in 2020 and is now living her passion as a Strength & Conditioning Coach.
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"I work with a mix of athletes and the general population as a coach at Tasman Performance,” Britt says.

She loved studying at NMIT, enjoying the hands-on, practical approach to learning.

“My first degree was very theory-based, so it was great to go into the NMIT campus daily with tutors that were really invested in my success and gave me industry opportunities.”

Britt accredits her tutors for extending her past what she thought she was capable of, fuelling her passion for programming, coaching and helping clients and challenging her own body.

“I have been able to use the knowledge I learnt to prepare clients and myself for various sporting endeavours,” says Britt. “In the new year, I will become the first kiwi to paddle the Cook Straight on a rescue board.”

She chose to study at NMIT because it was local and offered a great course with a balance of theory and practical application.

“My programme cohort at NMIT had an even mix of males and females, which proved educational as different insights and perspectives were added and encouraged in our discussions,” Britt says.

“While the strength and conditioning industry is male-dominated, the scales are shifting, and it is great to see more females emerging and making a name for themselves.”

Ultimately, Britt would love to work with a variety of athletes to optimise their performance through high-quality strength and conditioning and detailed biomechanics analysis.

Head to to find out more about the coaching services she offers or jump on Instagram @brittjayspencer(external link) to connect.

For more information about the fitness programmes offered on campus at NMIT or to enrol to join us in 2024, visit our website.(external link)

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