Written by Maiki Sun, UTS Sport and Exercise Science student
Get to know one of our Sport and Exercise student ambassadors, Maiki!
1. What inspired you to study your degree?
I wanted to help people maximise their performance in sport and rehabilitate well from injury, so they can get back to doing what they love quickly while avoiding further injury. I’ve also had many different injuries in the past, so I wanted to help people in the same way that the physiotherapists and other health professionals that I saw helped me.
2. What are your career plans or goals?
I hope to get into the Masters of Physiotherapy program and pursue a career in physiotherapy. Whether I get the chance to work with elite athletes or the general population, my main goal is to help people get the best out of their bodies – to the best of my abilities!
3. What’s it like to be a student at UTS?
Being a student at UTS means you will undertake many subjects that are easily related to everyday life and sporting performance! The lecturers and tutors are open and willing to answer your questions and help you in any way they can.
The UTS community wants to provide you with all the tools and resources necessary so that you can succeed at anything you want to achieve.
4. What’s been your favourite subject so far?
That is a hard question! I’ve loved a lot of my subjects such as Anatomy and Exercise Physiology, but my favourite would have to be Motor Control and Learning. I found it quite challenging, but I really enjoyed studying the learning process and how skills progress.
It made me realise that there is so much to simple movements (even picking up a cup!), but the understanding of these fundamental skills and the theories of movement can help to develop understanding of more complex movements.
5. What’s your best advice for managing your work, study, and social commitments in this degree?
My best advice would be to stay on top of all the lectures, tutorials, and readings as they are released week by week, while also asking lots of questions! I have also learnt that it is important to take some time off to recharge each week so you can maximise your study time.
Find out more about studying Sport and Exercise at UTS