Health Check

Category: Allied Health Sciences

Exercise and Sport | Nutrition and Dietetics | Occupational Therapy | Physiotherapy | Rehabilitation counselling | Speech Pathology

Finding a passion for Exercise and Sport in Australia

Jane Mun grew up in South Korea, “an environment where physical activity is not a priority for kids” she would say. It’s during a working holiday in Australia that Jane discovered herself a life-changing passion for sport and exercise. Read More

Time to indulge this World Chocolate Day!

This Tuesday 7 July 2020 is World Chocolate Day, and as Health Check is focused on providing advice on studying health and living a healthy life, we… Read More

Dietitian Busts Three Food and Nutrition Myths

In this article, Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics alumnus and PhD candidate Bryce Brickley set the record straight on some of the more common food myths surrounding men's nutrition. Read More

Some important facts and tips around Men’s Health

It’s fair to say that on average, men often overlook their health when compared to their female counterparts. Some of the statistics around men’s health… Read More

Celebrating men in the kitchen this Men’s Health Week

In this article, Associate Professor Lauren Ball, Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and Principal Research Fellow at Griffith University shares three benefits for men to embrace the kitchen. Read More

Today is World Eating Disorders Action Day

June 2nd is World Eating Disorders Action Day, an awareness day organised by a global collective of thousands of individual activists, and by more than… Read More

Hard work, life-long learning, and a career in Cardiac Investigations

“I had no idea when I started university that I would be in position that I am now” – Luke Shanahan, Griffith University Alumnus… Read More

From Goondiwindi to an internship with the Gold Coast Suns

Currently a final-year exercise science student, Zoe cites her rural upbringing and her large family as a big motivator for her passion for sports and exercise and her choice to move to the Gold Coast from her home town of Goondiwindi to study a Bachelor of Exercise Science at Griffith University. Read More

Time for a change: A mature-aged student’s journey from engineering to exercise

Bred on the Gold Coast, Heath Thomas would describe himself as a very sporty kid who was happy to have a go at all the sports in his youth. Fast-forward thirty years later, including twenty spent working as a geotechnical engineer, Heath was hit by a wake-up call which led him to change his life for the better. Read More

An international move and a passion for dance as occupational therapy

After making an international move to Brisbane in early 2020, one student decided to turn her credentials as a dance teacher into a different career.   Saskia Wright was… Read More