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Jarle Bonn Pedersen

Career Path: Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist/ Manual therapist, Linden Physiotherapy Clinic
Location: Horten, Norway

I wanted to help other people achieve health and happiness through informed knowledge and evidence based practice.

What are you doing now?Jarle Bonn Pedersen

I’m currently working as an MT/ Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist focusing on health benefits through taking exercise and informing people about the effect of exercise in helping to cope in difficult situations in other arenas of life too. Healthy living promotes even more healthy choices in terms of food choices, physical activity and balancing work, family, stress and mindfulness.

What was it about Northumbria that made you decide to study here?

I wanted to travel and meet new people. English is like my second language, which made it easier for me too look towards studying in England.

What was it like studying at Northumbria?

It was great!

How connected was your course with industry?

We had placements in community work, head trauma rehabilitation units and hospitals.

If you took on a placement during your course how did you feel this helped you in your career/ with your studies?

It put things in perspective in the sense that I was given the opportunity to reflect upon all the situations I experienced. I sometimes found my studies stressful, but blossomed after my graduation.

What was the best thing about your course?

Fellow students, lecturers and the nightlife.

How did studying at Northumbria help you achieve your career goals/ give your career an edge?

We had lots of great projects and some really wonderful lecturers!

Which skills/ knowledge did you learn on your course that you use most now throughout your career?

When to use which modalities/ methods of treatments and to always be curious, ask critical questions and try to evolve through self-reflection.

What did you enjoy most about your time at Northumbria University?

The sense of belonging.

What advice would you give somebody who is thinking of studying at Northumbria?

Go for it!

How would you describe your time at Northumbria in three words?

The best time!

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