Through our nationwide network
of Hospitals, Clinics and Fitness and Wellbeing Centres, we offer
the UK's most advanced programme of health assessments. Combining
the benefits of state-of-the-art technology with specialist
expertise, these assessments are designed to inspire positive
change in our clients' behaviour - helping people to get healthy
and stay that way.
Our corporate health
assessment clients have access to a comprehensive range of
healthcare services from prevention to cure. Likewise, the training
and career development opportunities we provide go far beyond what
would normally be available to Health, Exercise and Physical
Activity/Personal Training/Sports Science/Exercise
At Nuffield Health, our Health
and Wellbeing Physiologists are experts in the understanding of how
modern lifestyles affect health and wellbeing. Graduates in Health,
Exercise and Physical Activity/Personal Training/Sports
Science/Exercise Science/Physiology who are already experienced in
helping individuals improve their health, will undergo an extensive
and industry-leading clinical training programme designed to
increase their understanding of nutrition, exercise, sleep, stress,
posture, the development and progression of common lifestyle
diseases, electrocardiography and health psychology strategies. In
addition, our Health and Wellbeing Physiologists are educated to
understand the true meaning of "health" and to develop strategies
to improve their clients' energy, sleep quality, mood and general
This knowledge will be utilised by our expert Physiologists to
perform advanced one-to-one health assessments on a range of
clients, often alongside a Health Assessment Doctor. The
Physiologists then use the results to recommend and coach
evidence-based lifestyle interventions to improve their clients'
overall health and wellbeing.
Once recruited as an Academy
Health and Wellbeing Physiologist, you will begin a 5 week training
program to prepare you for the role. The first 4 weeks will be an
intense theory-based residential training programme to ensure you
are familiar with our products, our values and expectations. This
includes an Intermediate Life Support course and a Venepuncture
course. You will also undertake extensive training to conduct
sub-maximal V02 max ECG testing. Once you have completed that, we
will start to induct you into your role; you'll spend the
5th week shadowing one of our experienced Health and
Wellbeing Physiologists before completing the remaining part of
your induction programme with support and coaching based at your
own site. Whichever role you've applied for in whichever location,
the first 4 weeks of our Training Academy can be run from any of
our sites across the UK so flexibility is required as you may need
to stay away from home Monday - Friday for the 4 week period during
which hotel accommodation will be provided.
completion of the training programme, all of our Academy Health and
Wellbeing Physiologists will become full professional members of
the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) which acts as the
professional body for Health and Wellbeing Physiologists.
With a membership base of over 6,000 health professionals, and as a
leading organisation in the world of health promotion and
engagement, the RSPH enhance the profile of Health and Wellbeing
Physiology, as well as helping to set standards and best practice
within our field of work. Membership of the RSPH significantly
strengthens the prospective career opportunities of an Academy
Health and Wellbeing Physiologist, and further underlines Nuffield
Health's dedication to the development of Health and Wellbeing
You can achieve your career potential with our structured
development pathways programme
Starting on a salary of
£20,000 pa as an Academy Health and Wellbeing Physiologist, an
established and highly supportive development structure is in place
to ensure that you quickly fulfil your career potential. Once you
successfully complete all the elements of your probationary period,
your first progression will be to a fully-fledged Health and
Wellbeing Physiologist and from there you'll have the opportunity
to develop your experience and capability, further increasing your
earnings. As you continually enhance your skills and with our
support, you'll be looking to increase your client contact hours
and once you've achieved circa 2,400 hours you're potentially
ready to step up to Senior Health and Wellbeing Physiologist
level. From there you may have the opportunity to move on to
be a Health and Wellbeing Physiology Team Leader, a 'Meet our
Experts' Physiologist or an Onsite Project Manager.
For the most ambitious and
focused Physiologists, we would anticipate you having the
opportunity to ultimately move into a Regional Clinical Lead
Physiologist position specialising in the clinical aspects of the
role, or alternatively you may be looking to opt for a more
commercially led challenge as a Clinic Manager running a Health
Assessment Clinic, an Integrated Clinical Services Manager running
an integrated Physiotherapy and Health Assessment offering, or an
Account Manager looking after some of our highly valued key account
clients. There are a number of different pathways open to you
dependent upon the aspects of the role you most enjoy and where
your strengths lie.
Beyond this stage, you could
be moving into a highly influential position either as a member of
the Senior Physiology Management Team, an Integrated Centre Manager
or a Regional Operations Manager.
Alternatively, at any stage in
your career you may decide to pursue an equally rewarding but
alternative career path as you will have access to Group wide
opportunities across our estate of over 200 Fitness & Wellbeing
Centres, Independent Clinics and Hospitals as well as roles within
our Head Office and Regional Office support functions.
It's fair to say that when you
join Nuffield Health as an Academy Health and Wellbeing
Physiologist, there is no limit to your potential, dependent upon
your own personal aspirations and ambitions.
Diagram of Structured
Career Development Pathways for Academy
The table below provides answers to a number of frequently asked
questions regarding Health and Wellbeing Physiology
If you have any further questions, please contact the Central
Recruitment Team via the contact details on our website.
Health and Wellbeing
Physiologist Recruitment FAQ's
1. Does my qualification (e.g. degree) meet your
As a minimum you must possess a 2.2 Honours degree (BSC/BA) or
Masters degree in:
- Health, Exercise and Physical Activity, or;
- Personal Training, or;
- Sports and Exercise Science, or;
- A related field (e.g. Exercise Physiology)
Furthermore, your degree should have covered the following
modules (you must be able to prove this by providing a degree
- Human physiology and health/disease;
- Functional anatomy;
- Exercise biochemistry;
- Psychology and behaviour change;
- Nutrition for health and/or sports nutrition
2. What do you class as relevant/applicable experience?
The experience we look for must have seen you working in a
setting where you have worked with clients who are looking to
prevent the onset of lifestyle associated diseases (such as
obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease,
type II diabetes etc), or better manage existing manifestations of
You should be able to provide clear examples of how you have
helped such clients to make lifestyle and behavioural changes.
One of the best examples would be experience of working as a
Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor.
We also accept applications from those who may have worked in a
more clinical setting, such as cardiac rehabilitation.
Experience of working within a preventative health setting is
This experience does not necessarily have to be post-graduate
experience; we would encourage those interested in a career as a
Health and Wellbeing Physiologist to attain this experience whilst
they are studying wherever possible.
3. Can you tell me more about the residential training
These 4 week residential courses are offered to all successful
applicants for Health and Wellbeing Physiologist vacancies. They
may take place at any of our locations throughout England and
Scotland, and you must be available to attend the full course.
The course covers a mixture of clinical theory and practical
training, with the aim being to train the attendees to lead our
health assessment products by the end of the course.
The training course also supports the Academy Health and
Wellbeing Physiologists in completing the Level 7 Advanced Diploma
in Health and Wellbeing Physiology; an industry leading, externally
verified qualification that all new team members will complete
during their first 12 months.
A 5th week of training is provided at the
location(s) that you will be based at. This enables you to shadow
experienced Health and Wellbeing Physiologists, and develop your
understanding of the role.
4. How often do you recruit for Health and Wellbeing
We currently recruit on a business needs basis as opposed to set
times of the year. You are encouraged to sign up to job alerts on
the Nuffield Health careers website in order to be notified of any