Blog: Scott, Integrative Healthcare Lecturer
We caught up with Scott, one of our Integrative Healthcare lecturers, to find out all about our HNC Soft Tissue Therapy and HND Sports Therapy courses
Hi Scott, can you start by telling us a bit about yourself?
I'm Scott and I began lecturing on the HNC Soft Tissue Therapy and HND Sports Therapy courses in September 2021.
Athletics is my hobby, I coach young track and field athletes in Elgin where I am also chair of the local club and sometimes even compete myself.
Why did you decide to pursue a career within Integrative Healthcare?
I enjoy teaching people things I am passionate about and helping people to improve themselves under their own will to do so.
What do you think is the best thing studying Integrative Healthcare?
Working with people. It is really enjoyable to see people use skills that were once mine being used by others with a positive effect.
Are there key skills that students can expect to learn on their course?
Communication is a key one. We work with people in states of partial undress or recovering from an injury and it can be quite unnerving for people who might be shy, reserved or unsure of themselves so to be able to put them at ease through positive communication is a fantastic thing.
Do students have the opportunity to undertake work placements as part of their course?
Yes, we do a unit on clinical and team experience in both years which requires them to go into the work place and gain workplace experience
What is the best advice you have ever received and who did it come from?
“If you’re not having fun, it is your own fault” - an American man I was caddying (golf) for in 2007 just before I moved to Atlanta for a work placement. He told me how good it was there and said to me that it would be very difficult to not have fun there and if I didn’t then I could only look at myself.
Lastly, is there anything people would be surprised to know about you?
I was once on Hong Kong TV giving a golf lesson to the star host
If you are a warm and caring person with an interest in helping people to relax, to feel good and to be healthy, then complementary therapies and integrative healthcare could be the career for you.