Skip to content Exit mobile menu

Spring Careers and Work Experience Camp

Events article section heading

Spring Careers and Work Experience Camp

Date:
Monday 06 April 2020 - Wednesday 08 April 2020
Time:
9.30am - 2.30pm
Venue:
St Mary's University, Twickenham

Book your place now

In conjunction with Achieving for Children and AimHigher London.

As part of our University’s commitment to supporting young adults make the challenging decisions around career choices, we are very proud to invite aspiring 16 and 17-year-olds to attend our Spring Careers and Work Experience Camp.

The camp will run over 3 days (Monday 6th April - Wednesday 8th April) and consist of work experience days covering the following careers:

Day one (Monday 6th April)

Registered Nutritionist

Strength and Conditioning Coach

Day two (Tuesday 7th April)

Applied Physiology

Day three (Wednesday 8th April)

Bio-mechanics Scientist

This event is highly relevant to those trying to decide on pursuing certain specialist career pathways, while also contributing to potential vocational further education assessments and later stage completion of a UCAS statement.

All students that complete the camp will receive a certificate of attendance which can be subsequently used to enhance a CV, while also helping towards completing a possible University UCAS application. When looking to apply to one of our many undergraduate courses, further information may be found on our website.

We look forward to you joining us for this exciting event!

Registration

Registration for the Spring Careers and Work Experience camp is now open.

Applicants will need to complete the event attendance application and parental consent form to request a place on the camp. Positions will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Once you have registered, your attendance will be confirmed by email.

St Mary’s University will try to accommodate as many visitors as possible but please note that applications may be declined if the safe event capacity limited is reached.

We look forward to you joining us for this exciting event.

Register your place now

Session information

Nutrition, and Strength and Conditioning
Day one

Registered Nutritionist

The Registered Nutritionist day will provide each attendee with an in-depth and applied insight into this highly specialist graduate professional role. Completing highly relevant work experience industry tasks, topics will cover both the management of public health initiatives and clinical nutritional biochemistry. We are proud to offer these days within our nutrition suite and advanced biochemistry laboratory.

Strength and Conditioning Coach

This day will be spent with a highly applied Strength and Conditioning Coach, undertaking work experience tasks that include theory familiarisation, practice of benchmark techniques and hands-on presenting. The delivery of these key components of this highly specialised professional role will be conducted across a range of typical coaching environments observed within the forefront of the modern-day sporting industry.

Day Schedule

On Day One you will alternate between Nutrition, and Strength and Conditioning.

9:30-10am

Arrival

10-10:30am

PEC Welcome talk (JS) 

10:30am-12pm

Group A (PEC) S&C / Group B L1 Nutrion 

12-1pm

Lunch

1-2:30pm

Group B (PEC) S&C / Group A L1 Nutrition

Physiology
Day two

This Applied Physiologist day will provide each attendee with an in-depth and applied insight into this highly specialized graduate professional role. Visitors will complete highly relevant industry work-based tasks around physiological assessment, data collection and analysis of results, in view of informing training for performance or health.

Key topics will include the aerobic and anaerobic energy systems, substrate utilization, exercise intensity/training zones and methods of monitoring physiological responses to an exercise stimulus. Data collection, interpretation and feedback will be covered, to enable an applied understanding of exercise physiology in action.

Day schedule

9.30-10am

Arrival to the main L202 Physiology Laboratory

10am-12pm

Video capture theory and applied tasks around kinematics including looking at Briefing and part 1 of 2 Physiology workshopsof three different motions – Squat, Single leg squat, Single-leg drop landing.

12-1pm

Lunch

1-2.30pm

Data interpretation and programming workshop

2.30-3pm

Guest speaker (Relevant industry professional)

3pm

Day ends

Bio-mechanics
Day three

The biomechanics specialism focuses on assessing human motion, to explain how and why the body moves in the way it does. During the Biomechanics Scientist day, visitors will collect, analyse and interpret functional movement data, and consider how this sporting industry practice facilitates the athlete/coach in making improvements to performance. The content of the day will enable visitors to discover how to use cutting edge industry technology, gain an understanding of the scientific underpinning of analytical techniques and explore the process of developing a logical understanding of the results within a real-world/functional context.

Schedule

9.30-10am

Arrival to the R26 Biomechanics lab

10am-12pm

Video capture theory and applied tasks around kinematics including looking at knee valgus of three different motions – Squat, Single leg squat, Single-leg drop landing.

12-1pm

Lunch

1-2.30pm

Analysis of collected data using Kenova analytical software.Questions on data will include:

  • What are the findings?
  • What would be expected?
  • What would this mean for a coach/athlete and would it influence training?

Conceptual summary discussion including what other tests could be considered and how further data collection could influence athletic performance.

2.30-3pm

Guest speaker on the pathway into being a Biomechanist.

3pm

Day ends

Book your place now

SHARE TwitterFacebookLinkedin
Date:
Monday 06 April 2020 - Wednesday 08 April 2020
Time:
9.30am - 2.30pm
Venue:
St Mary's University, Twickenham


Book your place now

Find out more

For more information about this event please email shas.visits@stmarys.ac.uk.

disabled-go
SHARE TwitterFacebookLinkedin