Health and Wellbeing Physiologist
Swansea University School of Sport

The Health and Wellbeing Physiologist role involves motivating and advising on lifestyle changes that can affect health parameters, and analysing exercise, nutrition, sleep and stress management to help people live healthier lifestyles, whilst reducing the risk of developing diseases, including type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Rebecca commented that, “Modules such as Human Physiology and Nutrition allowed me to explore and learn about the pathophysiology behind certain lifestyle diseases and prevention of cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes. It also exposed me to practical skills that are directly applicable to what I do now as a Physiologist.”

Reflecting on her time spent studying at Swansea, she says there are…”so many good memories, one highlight of each year had to be the annual Varsity against Cardiff. The whole university coming together to compete in a variety of different sports, so much pride and support for your university spread not only over the day but also in the build up to the event with the finale of the rugby in the evening always guaranteed to be a good game. Living in Swansea has so many positives, it is a great balance between city and coastal living.”

Rebecca Steingass
Health and Wellbeing Physiologist with Nuffield Health based in London.

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