Healthy lessons for the next generation

4 Jun 2019

student practitioner and client at UQ Healthy LivingUQ Healthy Living offers health and lifestyle programs for over-50s while also providing student practitioners with valuable industry experience.

This intergenerational exchange offers an exceptional opportunity for transfer of knowledge and can be a source of inspiration for both parties.

From a retired Justice of the Supreme Court to a Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology student, the service provides an opportunity for beneficial connections, a key to positive ageing.

Students from UQ's Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences design tailored sessions for clients in consultation with leading healthy ageing practitioners.

Clients are offered psychology, dietetics, audiology, exercise and sports science, clinical exercise physiology, nursing, pharmacy and physiotherapy services.

It is a unique model that addresses cognitive, physical, mental and social wellbeing all under one roof, as well as offering an interprofessional team environment in which students can practice and learn.

Visit Contact Magazine to read more, including testimonials from Kristen, Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology student, and Desmond, retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Read the full story on UQ Contact