Now in her final year, one student reflects on her experience of studying Sport and Exercise Science, and how it has changed and challenged her.
In the current context of COVID-19, one student reflects on what health means to her now.
Written by Madelyn Lines, Faculty of Health, UTS Despite only making up 2.5% of the Australian population, Indigenous Australians account for 10-14% of the elite player population in rugby league and Australian football – there’s even enough Indigenous players to put on ‘All Star’ games with non-Indigenous players leading into the sporting season. So whatContinue reading “The pathway to professional sport: less training, more play”
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?”
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”
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”
Does using the ‘role model’ status of sportspeople to influence the health of the public nation really work? And what happens when sportspeople fail to live up to the expectations of the community? Daryl Adair, Associate Professor of Sport Management, University of Technology Sydney, explores this in his recent article in The Conversation. Athletes ofContinue reading “Athletes of influence? The role model refrain in sport”
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Written by Pip Docherty, a third year Sport and Exercise Science student at UTS At the ripe old age of 26 I finally worked out what career I wanted topursue. This didn’t involve the cameras, lights and creative aspects of themedia industry I thought it would, having focused my high schools years onmedia and communicationsContinue reading “Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks… Life As a Mature Age Uni Student”