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Friday 8 March 2013

Health and Fitness courses catch attention of recruitment drive

Students from the BSc (Hons) Health, Exercise and Physical Activity and BSc (Hons) Fitness and Personal Training courses were targeted yesterday by Nuffield Health as part of their recruitment drive.

Chris Foster, Nuffield’s physiology training and recruitment manager, visited Solent to talk to the students about job opportunities as a health and wellbeing physiologist.

Chris admitted that he was one of the few people in his team who weren’t ex-students of Solent University, showing the strong association we have built with the company over the years, and the obvious grounding that our degrees provide students in order to prepare them for roles such as this.

Chris talked to the students about the holistic approach that Nuffield take to health and wellbeing and how their premier clubs now integrate clinical services into a health club setting.

Chris explained that a health and wellbeing physiologist is “a health professional specialising in preventative healthcare with a focus of identifying modifiable health risks and with the purpose of coaching individuals to achieve best possible health and wellbeing”, and identified the content of the BSc (Hons) Health, Exercise and Physical Activity degree in particular as containing the perfect balance to meet the needs of the job.

Course leader, Dr Marie Stopforth said:

“All of our degree programmes are tailored to meet the needs of employers, but it’s great when a company as prominent as Nuffield confirm that we’re getting it right! The students got so much out of Chris’ visit, and it showed them some real employment opportunities in a growing department of a major UK company.”