O’Neill Kinesiology College Blog

Men’s Health Week: Men in complementary therapies

Women have traditionally been the ones drawn to complementary therapies, either as a career choice or as a treatment option. But, times are changing! Not only have our male student numbers climbed steadily year-on-year, but we are also seeing increasing amounts of men booking treatments to help with their emotional and physical issues. We speak with three current students to get their thoughts on Kinesiology, and men’s mental and emotional health. We welcome Andrew Cox, 44, Alex Tarni...
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How I left nursing and found a new career path

Have you been thinking of a career change but hoping to stay within the same industry and use the skills and knowledge you already possess? It’s definitely do-able. At our College, we’ve seen students coming to us from a huge variety of occupational backgrounds: mining, teaching, IT, law. However, nursing is a very common one. We chat with two Kinesiologists who have nursing backgrounds: Carmen Rutter, who is still working in nursing and currently studying Kinesiology, and Kim Moore, who ...
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Take your personal trainer career further

If you’re in the fitness industry, you know great coaching is so much more than good form and a checklist. In this day and age, it’s not good enough to be one-dimensional in your career. The fitness industry is one where you must be multi-skilled and knowledgeable in a variety of areas. Adding knowledge of Kinesiology and other complementary therapies to your repertoire will give you a greater insight into what your clients are subconsciously thinking, why they’re behaving in a certa...
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5 Reasons why a career in natural therapies rocks

Thinking of a career in natural therapies? Five reasons why this is a very clever decision. ------ What are you looking for in a dream career? Good job prospects? Meaning and happiness? Flexibility? Self-employment? If these are appealing, you might want to look into complementary therapies. Complementary therapies, also called natural therapies, are now widely accepted in Western medicine. Specialists in fertility, aged care, cancer and other chronic conditions recommend complementary ...
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How I made a mid-life career change to Kinesiology

Career change is no longer an unusual life decision. We speak with two students who made the leap. ------ Half of all Australians are considering a career change right now, according to research by SEEK. If you’re one of the 50 per cent, you’re in very good company. Today we’re speaking with two O’Neill Kinesiology College mature age students. We’ll meet Paul Allen, who made the shift in his late 40s from a 20-year technical FIFO career, and we’ll also chat with Jo Smythe, a...
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