Bristol City Football Club physiotherapist Nick Dawes talks about his route to this role and what it involves.

To link with this we have developed a lesson plan for students to investigate some of the methods used to assess fitness: flexibility (sit and reach test) and cardiovascular fitness (pulse rate and blood pressure measurement before and after exercise).

A downloadable version of the video, lesson plan and student practical activity sheet are available below.

Curriculum links for the lesson are as follows:

2008 Key Stage 3 Programme of Study:

Range and Content: 3.3a, c, d, e

Attainment Targets: AT1, ATe

Key Concepts: 1.1b, 1.2a, 1.3a

Key Processes: 2.1c, 2.2a, b

Curriculum Opportunities: 4a, b, c, e, h, j, k

Scottish 5-14 Science Curriculum:


Attainment Targets:

Knowledge and Understanding

Level E

Identify, name and give the functions of the main organs of the human body

Investigating Skills

Level D

Make an appropriate series of accurate measurements

Draw conclusions consistent with findings.