Transcript: Te Hauora ‘TC’ Campbell – applied fitness student

My name’s TC and I study a Diploma in Applied Fitness.

I didn’t really have a clear pathway really. I didn’t think I was going to be studying this year, I thought I was going to be working and just playing rugby. Thought I’d give study a go and go see and try to do something I enjoy doing.

The best part about studying so far, probably just the knowledge you gain, and that’s probably the most important thing that I’ve found interesting this year.

Actually knowing how the body functions in getting the foundations of everything is actually really interesting to me and also like the best part is just being able to take what you’ve learnt and apply it into your sports.

The sports is not what you think kinda; it’s not really fifty percent practical and fifty percent theory it’s more like eighty percent theory and twenty percent practical.

When I go to my gym I understand why I’m doing it and how everything’s working and functioning in my body, that’s probably my favourite part actually, when I think about it.

The worst part or the bad part, when you become a tertiary student they’re not wrong when they say you’re going to be poor. Me being a sportsmen and an athlete buying food has been a struggle.

What I’m hoping to do is I mean I have a couple of options in my head: I might go on to do the diploma for the second year, but if I don’t do it I will end up going back home working with what I’ve got and I might just go and do a bit of travel around the place.

Updated 9 Sep 2016