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Careers in Sport LIVE! (Formerly National Sports Roadshow)
Sport Physical Activity & Health

Keynote presentation:

Michael Dymond, Physiology Quality Lead - Nuffield Health

Michael studied at the University of Gloucestershire and received both a Bachelor and Master of Science degree in Sport and Exercise Science. Following his graduation Michael soon became fascinated by the world of public health and joined Nuffield Health as an Academy Health and Wellbeing Physiologist in 2010. Michael has since gained a Level 7 Diploma in Health and Wellbeing Physiology and he is now a registered Clinical Exercise Specialist with the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). Within his 5 years at Nuffield Health Michael has progressed to Physiology Quality Lead which sees him directly manage 11 regional managers and indirectly manage over 160 Physiologists. Michael is currently responsible for the implementation of the Physiology Division’s strategic development plan, Physiology recruitment and the quality of over 100,000 health assessments each year. Michael also acts as a clinical account manager and advisor on corporate wellbeing initiatives for large corporations. Today Michael will be discussing the vision of Nuffield Health, the role and entry requirements of a Physiologist, and the significant career potential Nuffield Health can offer graduates from science and health related degrees.

Nuffield Health is a not-for-profit organisation that offers a truly integrated and innovative approach to health and wellbeing. With their 31 hospitals, 77 Fitness and Wellbeing Centres, >200 Corporate Fitness Centres they aim to make the nation healthier. Nuffield Health does not offer empty promises or poor quality service but rather uses expertise to help people be as healthy as they can be with a focus on preventative health and not just disease diagnosis.

Leeds Beckett Alumni presentations:

Nick Butler, Modeshift STARS Schools Accreditation Scheme- Parose Projects

Nick graduated from our University in 2004 and has since worked on sustainable transport projects across the UK and Europe. From 2008 to 2015, he worked on Darlington Borough Council’s Sustainable Travel Demonstration Town, Cycle Demonstration Town and Local Sustainable Transport Fund projects. For the last three years of this project, he coordinated the Personalised Travel Planning Project for Darlington Borough Council and Durham County Council which targeted over 70,000 households.

Nick now works for Parose Projects, a Partnership of professionals that deliver projects in sustainable transport, public realm and transport-led regeneration. In this role he manages the Modeshift STARS schools accreditation scheme which was endorsed by the Department for Transport as the National STARS School Travel Awards Scheme in 2014. The scheme is designed to recognise schools that have demonstrated excellence in supporting cycling, walking and other forms of sustainable transport for the journey to school.

Andrea Thorne, Graduate Sports Regeneration Officer - Leicester City Council

Andrea graduated from Leeds Beckett University in 2015, with a first class BSc (Hons) Sport, Physical Activity & Health degree. Prior to her graduation in July, Andrea was successful in securing her role as a Graduate Sports Regeneration Officer at Leicester City council and started putting her degree into practice shortly after.

Before starting her course at Leeds Beckett University, Andrea only had a vague idea of what she wanted to do as a career. The course that she chose provided her with a wide spectrum of topics covering physical activity and health, allowing her to explore a number of avenues available in the industry which she was previously unaware of. During her three years, she built her confidence significantly, pushing herself to limits and achieving successes where she never thought she could. Now, she is very much enjoying her graduate job, opening many other doors to a future career in physical activity & health.

The Careers in Sport LIVE event has sold out to the general public, but we have tickets allocated for students that haven't already booked. Wristbands will be available for all to collect from Fairfax Reception week commencing 25 January 2016.

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