What University Level course do you teach?
I teach on the FdSc and BSc in Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing delivering a range of modules.
On the FdSc, I lead the following modules, Academic and Research Skills and Introduction to Fitness, Wellbeing and Lifestyle. On the BSc, I lead on, Independent Research Project, Specialised Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise and Performance Nutritional Interventions for Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing
What is your background experience?
My background is in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injury and in gym-based settings. Both roles require self-confidence and place importance on the ability to develop rapport with clients. These skills are important to any role in sport, fitness, and wellbeing so I look to incorporate this into my sessions. My roles have also required a detailed understanding of human anatomy and physiology; a passion and interest that I hope to inspire to my students.
My current highest qualification is a Master’s degree in Sports Rehabilitation (level 7).
One thing you are proud of (own achievement or student achievement)?
On a personal level, my proudest moment at Boston College is teaching on a degree programme that I co-wrote. It gives me great satisfaction seeing students engage in the qualification and real sense of achievement.
ABOUT YOUR COURSE…
What is the best thing about the course you teach?
The staff and the support you receive from the team is the best thing about the course. The Sport Department have a range of expertise and all have varying specialisms which means we can provide you will support tailored to you and enable you to achieve the best degree you can.
What key skills do your students learn that they can use within employment?
Students gain a detailed understanding of the science behind sporting performance while also exploring the benefits of physical activity and exercise on both mental and physical health and wellbeing. In addition, students also get the opportunity to develop confidence and employability skills such as networking and project planning which support the successful transition into employment. This combination of academic understanding and personal development uniquely prepare Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing graduates for careers in many diverse and expanding sectors.
What career routes can your students go into after completing their University Level course?
After completing the Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing degree, students can pursue many different careers in a constantly growing and evolving sector including healthcare work, coaching roles, rehabilitation assistance, NHS roles, lifestyle coaching and entrepreneurial activities. Students will also have to opportunity to complete a master’s degree to further their study or a PGCE if they wish to pursue a career in education.
Why would you recommend studying a University Level course at Boston College?
At Boston College you can study on a course that is specifically designed for both the local and national needs in small class sizes to ensure you reach your maximum potential. A degree in Sport, Fitness and Wellbeing is becoming increasingly important because people are becoming more sedentary, making progressively poor diet and lifestyle choices and suffering from increases incidence of mental ill-health.