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Emily Newton

Emily Newton

Lecturer in Sport and Physical Activity


Emily lectures in both the Physical Activity Sport and Health and Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam. She teaches on a range of exercise prescription modules, from conditioning for sports performance to activity for the treatment of disease. Emily is the Employability lead for Physical Activity Sport and Health and Sport and Exercise Science and also lectures in developing professional skills. She is passionate about improving the student experience and opportunities for skill development.


Emily completed her Undergraduate dissertation in Sport and Exercise Science at Sheffield Hallam University. During this time she coordinated a county wide Physical Activity Referral Scheme and helped set up an exercise project in a residential care home. After completing her degree, Emily worked as a Personal Training specialising in the management of medical conditions and cardiac rehabilitation. Emily then returned to Sheffield Hallam 3 years later to complete a Masters in Physical Activity Sport and Health.

Emily began teaching in 2010, delivering Gym Instructor, Personal Trainer and Exercise Referral qualifications. She progressed to work as the Curriculum Manager for a training provider. Here she was also responsible for ensuring standardisation and quality between all members of the teaching team.

Emily has many years' experience in the Fitness Industry and is a level 4 Exercise Specialist. She has worked in Exercise Referral, Personal Trained, delivered Exercise Classes and most recently taught and assessed instructors. Her key interests surround exercise prescription for complex medical conditions and using physical activity to improve health and wellbeing. She has a vast knowledge and understanding surrounding the Fitness Industry. She knows what employers are looking for and is able to provide lots of career advice and support.


Academy of Sport and Physical Activity

College of Health, Wellbeing and Life Sciences

Physical Activity

Sport and Exercise Science

Physical Activity Sport and Health

Principles of Programming in Physical Activity and Sport

Physical Activity Programming in the treatment of disease
Physical Activity Referral Schemes

Principles of Conditioning for Sports Performance
Developing Professional Skills

Work Based Learning in Physical Activity and Health



Lowes, H., Mcnamara, J., Naylor, S., Newton, E., & Timms, J. (2017). A multidisciplinary approach to teaching basic life support. Presented at: Health Education England Clinical Skills and Simulation Conference, Leeds, 2017

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