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Health Promotion

“The welcoming atmosphere at Ara made me feel instantly connected and supported throughout my academic journey.”

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 Semaema Lomani, graduate, Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion)

“Everything I learned has enhanced my ability to run my own business.” - Yvette Merrin, graduate, Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion)

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Yvette Merrin

I’d heard great things about Ara from many people.

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Tayla Smith

Sport and Exercise Science

Former Gore High School student Keely McGuigan is living her dream after gaining a degree in sport and exercise science from Ara Institute of Canterbury. Just a month after graduating she landed a plum job as an assistant performance analyst with the New South Wales Waratahs Super Rugby team.

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Keely McGuigan

Human Nutrition

Competitive runner Rosa Flanagan is living proof that it's entirely possible to pursue serious sporting goals while studying towards a career, thanks to Ara's flexible approach to learning.

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Rosa Flanagan