Ethan Row Profile

Course Attended: Pre Entry Applied Health Sciences

After leaving school at 15 and working for three years, Ethan Row decided in 2014 that he wanted something more for his future.

“I decided I needed to do some training, but I didn’t have the background qualifications I needed to enrol in the sports science course I was interested in at the time.”

So Ethan found out about Tai Poutini Polytechnic’s Certificate in Pre Health and Science, signed-up and hasn’t looked back since.

“I was a bit nervous and I thought it was going to be really hard because I was never very good at school. But I loved it. It was one of the best things I’ve ever done. I guess I was a bit more confident in myself and the tutor helped us all along.”

Now Ethan is enrolled in the New Zealand Institute of Sport personal training programme and is looking forward to a great career. “At the end of the year I will be a qualified personal trainer. I can get a job, or there are other higher training courses that I could carry on with. It was a big step to start the training with TPP in the first place, but now I’ve got so many more choices.”