The Department of Sport and Physical Activity and Faculty of Education will be hosting their annual Health and Wellbeing conference as an academic partner of Everton in the Community (the official charity of Everton Football Club) on Friday 14 June 2019.
The Sport and Physical Activity department is offering a fully funded fees bursary for a candidate wishing to pursue research linked to Tackling the Blues whilst studying for a full-time postgraduate degree.
In this lecture, Ian Braid will draw upon his personal experiences of mental illness, work as Chief Executive Officer of the British Athletes Commission (the association for high performance Olympic and Paralympic athletes in over 40 sports), and involvement in the UK government’s UK 2017 Duty of Care in Sport Review (led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson) to discuss whether sport is good for mental health.
A First Class degree, a PGCE and a passion for inspiring a lifelong love of sport in all children gave Jenny Fitchie the edge when it came to securing a job in the competitive world of PE teaching.
Chloe Greenwood added horses to her list of potential clients after graduation, and is now applying her specialist knowledge of soft tissue injury and rehabilitation to her dual role as a Human and Equine Sports Therapist.
Since 2013, Edge Hill has worked with Everton in the Community, the ofﬁcial charity of Everton Football Club, on a ground-breaking partnership designed to improve the lives of people who live in some of the most socially and economically deprived communities in the UK, while enhancing the employability of Edge Hill students.
The combination of a First Class degree and a wealth of practical experience helped mature student Jo Kirton change her career and, ultimately, start her own sports therapy business.
During her studies, Lucy Ricciardi noticed a lack of physiological testing facilities for athletes in her birthplace of the Isle of Man. She seized the opportunity and set up her own unique business providing tests and advice, saving athletes a trip to the UK.
An industry-focused degree, coupled with outstanding opportunities for applied work experience, ensured Joe Lewis was ‘match ﬁt’ for his dream job as a Physiotherapist at Liverpool Football Club.