Why become an Exercise Scientist? – Micah Atkinson

Why become an Exercise Scientist? – Micah Atkinson

Micah Atkinson is Course Lead for our BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science degree here at AECC University College.

He tells us more about what makes a career as an Exercise Scientist such a meaningful one:

“The beauty of Exercise Science is that there is no typical day, regardless of the environment that you find yourself working in.

“You could be working in a clinically-focused role in the NHS, working with cardiac or pulmonary patients, or working with elite athletes: it’s always going to be different. You’re always working with different people, with different challenges.

“As an Exercise Scientist, you’ll be qualified to work in lots of different environments that you can then go on to specialise in.

“You could be working with first responders, or in the military – or focus on performance in sports. You’ll be helping your patients to recover from injuries or surgeries and get them ready to perform again.”

Who should become an Exercise Scientist?

“I would recommend you become an Exercise Scientist if you have an interest in exercise, healthcare, sport, performance, and you are looking to make a difference.

“If you’re an empathetic person and you’re looking to really make a difference in the communities that you work in, this could be the ideal profession for you.

“In terms of qualifications for the BSc (Hons) Clinical Exercise and Rehabilitation Science degree, we ideally look for Biology or Human Biology A-Levels – or a BTEC with a sports focus.”

This course still has places for applicants looking to start in October 2021. You can find out more and apply here: aecc.ac.uk/clearing.

You can also discuss your circumstances with our friendly Admissions team by emailing: admissions@aecc.ac.uk.

Micah Atkinson

Above: Micah Atkinson