Would you like free “state-of-the- art” fitness testing for a selected client or yourself?
If so the University of Westminster would very much like to hear from you.
The University of Westminster run a Master’s programme in Sports and Exercise Nutrition. As part of their coursework students spend some time shadowing a practicing professional delivering nutritional advice.
The University are very keen to contact members if you are a personal trainer who offers nutritional advice in the London/SE England area, and if you would be prepared to offer this chance to our aspiring sports nutritionists. It would involve you allowing the student to observe you in practice for anything between 4 and 12 hours spread out over a number of weeks.
The aim is for students to get a feel for how real life practice differs from textbook so we would be happy for them to be exposed to the full range of activities in which you are involved. They are well aware that confidentiality is paramount and they are all mature students with a minimum age of 21 years.
At University of Westminster they have very well equipped Human Performance laboratories, with state-of-the art equipment including Cortex breath by breath gas analyser, hypoxia chamber, BodPod etc. and offer a full range of fitness and metabolic testing e.g. VO2max, lactate threshold, substrate utilisation, resting metabolic rate etc to clients.
In return for your participation the University are happy to offer free fitness testing or body composition analysis (BodPod) for one of your selected clients or indeed for yourself. Normally the fitness package of VO2max, lactate threshold and BodPod would cost around £350.00.
You will also earn 4 CPD points as you will be mentoring and sharing your work practice with the students.
If you would like the opportunity to be involved please contact Dr Jane Naufahu PhD, BSc (Hons), FHEA Lecturer in Human Nutrition and Performance, University of Westminster via email - J.Naufahu2@westminster.ac.uk