Dr Glynis Longhurst

Glynis Longhurst

Principal Academic Staff Member/Programme Coordinator/Biokinetic Clinic Manager

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What do you love about your job?

Being able to see our students grow and use their new fond knowledge to enhance the well-being of our clients in the Biokinetic clinic.

Hobbies and interests

I have a keen interest in alternative health and wellbeing. Putting the science into this gives me a better understanding of my own health and wellbeing. I guess my main hobby is doing a variety of online courses, to keep up to date with new trends.


  • 1991 BA (Psychology and Human Movement)
  • 2010 Diploma Sports Massage
  • 1995 Higher Education Diploma (Postgraduate)
  • 1995 Masters in Human Movement Science
  • 2002 PhD (Sport Science)
  • 2011 Certificate in Adult Teaching
  • 2017 Certificate in Exercise Prescription for the Prevention and Treatment of Disease

Industry experience, affiliations and achievements

  • Accreditation: South African Professional Institute of Kinderkinetics, Clinical Exercise Physiology
  • Member of the International Federation of Adapted Physical Activity and South African Professional Institute for Kinderkinetics.
  • Secretary General  of the International Council for Physical Activity and Fitness Research
  • Clinic Manager for the Wintec Biokinetic Clinic
  • Board Member Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand (SESNZ) Accreditation portfolio

Areas of expertise and research

  • Adapted Physical Activity
  • Motor Learning
  • Exercise prescription for special populations

Commissioned research report to external bodies

  • 2012 Taekwon-Do Research Voucher
  • 2012 Ethnic minority Physical Activity Initiatives: Hamilton, New Zealand
  • 2013 Hare Orange Correctional Services
  • 2014 Hamilton City Council. Activate Communities Park project.




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