Jamie Saunders

Name:
Jamie Saunders

Role:
Exercise Physiologist

Place of study & qualification:
The University of Queensland – Bachelor of Clinical Exercise Physiology (Honours)

Skills in your role:
Exercise Physiologists have a scope of practice to work with individuals for athletic development to those living with chronic health conditions including: 

  • Musculoskeletal 
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular 
  • Neurological
  • Renal 
  • Respiratory/Pulmonary
  • Mental Health

Work experience in the industry: 

  • Fitness instructor at Insurgence Fitness 
  • Intern at Science of Fitness
  • Performance coach at Vector Health & Performance 
  • Practicum at QLD Health Sub-Acute Chronic Care Rehabilitation
  • Animal flow workshop 
  • Certificate 3 & 4 in fitness

Favourite topic you have learnt about or want to learn about:
I have a particular interest in cancer rehabilitation and the role exercise can play in treatment, survivorship and quality of life for cancer survivors. 

What you most enjoy about your job:
Having the ability to make a positive impact on someone’s health and quality of life. I love the variety of chronic health conditions we are able to work with, it keeps us on our toes and is constantly challenging us. I love that we are able to take our physiology knowledge and prescribe exercise as ‘medicine’ to positively influence an individual’s health.

Top achievement to this date (professionally):
Graduating with distinction 

Hobbies outside of work:

  • Gym + early morning walks 
  • Reading (anything from neuroscience, motivational to fiction) 
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