How to make the most of first year when you’re studying sport and exercise

Written by Jarrod Cowley, UTS Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science graduate (2017) “Sport is a major part of my lifestyle. I can’t say I’ve regretted a single day of this course as it has furthered my knowledge and love for sport more than I would have thought possible.” Your first year of uni can beContinue reading “How to make the most of first year when you’re studying sport and exercise”

The science of sport performance analysis

Written by Alana Leabeater, current UTS Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science / Bachelor of Arts in International Studies student The sports industry is one of the most rapidly growing industries in the world, with an increased demand for high quality staff to deliver the best results for athletes and teams. No longer does the coachContinue reading “The science of sport performance analysis”

What makes a great Olympic athlete?

Written by Alana Leabeater, current UTS Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science / Bachelor of Arts in International Studies student Everyone knows that to be an Olympian, you need to be physically and mentally fit. You need to achieve the highest level of performance by being the quickest, strongest, most enduring, or a combination of allContinue reading “What makes a great Olympic athlete?”

The sports psychology secrets of Olympians you can use at uni

Written by Alana Leabeater, current UTS Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science / Bachelor of Arts in International Studies student I once heard a leading Australian sports scientist say that the next frontier in sports science has nothing to do with the body. “Sports psychology,” he said, “is where most of our future medals will beContinue reading “The sports psychology secrets of Olympians you can use at uni”

The other side of sport

Written by Alana Leabeater, current UTS Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science / Bachelor of Arts in International Studies student We hook our subject – a fellow classmate – into tubes and monitors, power up the computers and various other pieces of technology and monitor him as he starts to run on the treadmill. First slow.Continue reading “The other side of sport”

How to make it in the sport and exercise industry

UTS Careers today hosted an installment of The Job Truth Series, with leaders in the sport and exercise industry as panellists. The special guests included: Dr Andrew Walshe: Director of High Performance for Red Bull (Los Angeles) Matthew Jeffriess: Strength and Conditioning Coach and Rehabilitation Coordinator for the NRL Referees (Sydney) Michael Rennie: Strength andContinue reading “How to make it in the sport and exercise industry”

Being Aboriginal is about soul, not colour

“What part are you?” My name’s Angela Phillips, I’m a Wiradjuri woman. I am a registered nurse, nursing lecturer and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Faculty Health Advisor here at UTS:Health. All my life, people would say – “You’re too white to be Aboriginal.” People would see my Dad (an Aboriginal man) and people wouldContinue reading “Being Aboriginal is about soul, not colour”

Why Matt Ryan could become one of the best goalkeepers in the world

By Dr Job Fransen, UTS:Health lecturer Matt Ryan is the Australian national goalkeeper and currently plays for Valencia CF in Spain. He started playing football when he was just four years old. But what is it that makes Matt Ryan so special? And why does he, despite his relatively small stature (180cm), play for oneContinue reading “Why Matt Ryan could become one of the best goalkeepers in the world”

7 ways to get through uni as a wife and mum

By Isabel Stephens “How do you manage uni life with family and household responsibilities, especially with small children to look after?” This is a question I repeatedly get asked when people hear that I have returned to studying and retraining in my late 30’s. Isabel with her husband Graham, son Thomas, daughter Grace and dogContinue reading “7 ways to get through uni as a wife and mum”