5 questions about studying sport and exercise at university… with Zoi!

Written by Zoi Fotiou, UTS Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science student

1. What inspired you to study Sport & Exercise?

I always knew I wanted to be involved in the health industry. I chose to transfer from Medical Science into Sport and Exercise Science because this course provides more exposure into sport medicine specifically, and I appreciate UTS’s processes of teaching in a very real-life practical setting.

2. What are your career plans or goals?

I want to become a Physiotherapist because I am passionate about exercise and movement being one of the best forms of medicine and improving one’s quality of life. I want to be able to help people improve their way of life and improve the lifestyle, and I am a very hands-on worker who is compassionate about others. I feel that Physiotherapy will allow me to express my compassionate nature as well as accentuate more strong interpersonal skills when helping various clients.

3. What’s it like to be a student at UTS?

UTS life this year has not been the same, but it has been comforting as to the level of communication I have had with both the staff as well as the students in my class. Especially in regards to my blockwork and being able to work with clients and supervisors online.

Coming from a previous course, I can really attest to the difference in personal relationships I have now developed over the years in Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science. I have never felt more reassured of my worth in regards to study, and the relationships I have developed – yes even in those classic zoom meetings – have inspired me to continue my studies here!

4. What’s been your favourite subject so far?

My favourite subject so far has been Exercise Rehabilitation. I have enjoyed this subject the most because UTS provides an entirely practical approach to this subject, with relevant peoples in the industry such as Physiotherapists, teaching us first-hand about their experience in rehabilitation. This subject has made me so excited to pursue my career in sport medicine!

5. What’s your best advice for managing your work, study and social commitments in this degree?

My advice is to have all aspects of your life evenly spread out so that you don’t burn out. In saying that, it is important to prioritise – write down what is most important to you at that time and make sure you make room for everything, even if you need to sacrifice a bit of time for something else.

For example, if you enjoy going to the gym, but you also need time to study, instead of spending two hours at the gym, cut it down to one hour, so then you have that one hour extra for study. Timetables can help you prioritise!

Find out more about studying sport and exercise at UTS

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