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Paul Rutherford

General Information

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Teaching health and physical education on BSc Health, Physical Activity and Sport
  • Advisor of Studies for 1st year Health, Physical Activity and Sport
  • Module coordinator for Introduction to Body Systems, Introduction to Nutrition, Sociology of Health and Sport, Sport Development, Sports Nutrition

External Interests / Community Service

  • United Kingdom Register of Exercise Professionals
  • Register of Exercise Professionals Ireland
  • Yoga Alliance Professionals
  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research Interests

  • Promotion and measurement of health-related exercise
  • Positive effects of physical activity on stress
  • Potential of yoga to enhance social emotional learning in primary school children
  • Objective assessment of physical activity
  • Contribution of physical education to daily physical activity
  • Promotion of physical activity in physical education

Background & Qualifications

  • BSc Health, Physical Activity and Sport, Stranmillis
  • PGCFHE, University of Ulster
  • MEd, University of Ulster
  • Lecturer in Exercise and Health, Southern Regional College
  • Tutor, Instructor, Personal Trainer, Assessor, Internal Quality Assessor and External Quality Assessor in the Health and Fitness Industry
  • Lead Auditor for Register of Fitness Professionals, Ireland
  • Examiner for Sport, ITEC
  • Tutor and Examiner for Santosha Yoga on Teacher Training courses

Research & Scholarship

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