Does body shape and height matter for being a paramedic?

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TheBrightSavage
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Firstly, I hope you are doing well during these difficult times!

I am an aspiring paramedic and hope to go to Oxford Brookes Uni...but what's putting me off is the amount of comments people make about my height and how I may not be the right fit for for being a paramedic.

You see, I am short (5 foot) and am a medium size. I have heard that Uni take into account the height and weight of a person applying to paramedic science. How true is this?
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I have seen paramedics of different sizes and weights so it shouldn't really be a problem- if they can then you should be able to as well. Though you should probably check up on the requirements of that uni/ the profession in general in case.
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I actually thought you'd be saying you were too tall, because tall people have issues because they can't drive the Fiats, and bang their head on the ceiling in the Mercedes.

You might have a fitness test, which may include your weight. But they don't specifically assess your height and weight. It's used in context of other factors - if you don't pass the fitness test they may say you could benefit from losing weight to increase fitness, or building muscle to improve your strength.
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(Original post by upomm1)
I have seen paramedics of different sizes and weights so it shouldn't really be a problem- if they can then you should be able to as well. Though you should probably check up on the requirements of that uni/ the profession in general in case.
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(Original post by BlueLightDriver)
I actually thought you'd be saying you were too tall, because tall people have issues because they can't drive the Fiats, and bang their head on the ceiling in the Mercedes.

You might have a fitness test, which may include your weight. But they don't specifically assess your height and weight. It's used in context of other factors - if you don't pass the fitness test they may say you could benefit from losing weight to increase fitness, or building muscle to improve your strength.
ah well I guess I should start working out a bit...homework outs and all just in case.
I am in year 12 as of rn so guess that I have enough time to get into shape.
Thanks for the reply though
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