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Kat Henderson

UCSport and Recreation Manager

Student Wellbeing

18 November 2023

Qualifications & Memberships

  • BPhEd (Sport and Leisure Studies) (Otago University)
  • GradDip Tchg (Primary) (former Dunedin College of Education)
  • DipGrad (Marketing) (Otago University)
  • Certified Yoga Teacher (Power Living Australia - 200hrs)
  • Certified I.C.E Indoor Cycling Instructor (Network Australia)
  • Certified Revolution Spin Indoor Cycling
  • FitEx Presenter 2014 (Step)

  • FitEx Presenter 2015 (Yoga, Spin)

  • In Progress: MBA (Canterbury University)



Born in the mighty Waikato, Kat moved to the South Island in 1994 to study at Otago University to pursue a Physical Education degree, building on her love for sport and fitness from childhood. She has worked as a gym instructor, group fitness instructor and Personal Trainer since 1997, and at the University of Canterbury RecCentre since 2005. She started out as the Group Fitness Manager, before progressing to her current role as Sport & Recreation Manager. Her passion & strength lies in teaching & leading others, whether that be building her leadership team, training budding group fitness teachers or coaching members in classes or in the gym. Her classes are based on having fun, good music, good banter with a good dose of education and motivation to work to your personal best.



  • Exercise & advice for general health & wellness
  • Sport & Recreation on campus - ask me, and if it's not me, I'll get the right person on it
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