Faculty of Education

Olivia Crawford

My advice to future students would be to make sure you study something that you enjoy. This will ensure you can stay motivated over the course of your study, and you will also get more out of it.

Olivia Crawford, Launceston

Bachelor of Physical Activity Studies

When I finished school, I did not have a solid idea of what I wanted to study for my career. I have always had an interest in the area of Physical Activity and Health; however I knew that I did not want to become a Physical Education Teacher. The BPAS degree is broad, and there are many study directions to choose from. I chose this degree because I was able to pick most of my subjects, and therefore I found the units to be relevant and interesting. My major is in Physical Activity, but I will have a minor in Personal Training and Human Resource Management (at the conclusion of 2012). This demonstrates the diversity in the units that I chose to study.

My highlights would be the opportunity to do professional experience with Active Launceston. They offer so many programs, therefore I was able to gain experience in many areas of Physical Activity. My challenges in the beginning were juggling uni, work, family time and social life. It is very easy to forget the uni work for a while, but it only takes one wakeup call to remember that study is important.

My advice to future students would be to make sure you study something that you enjoy. This will ensure you can stay motivated over the course of your study, and you will also get more out of it.

In 5 years time I would like to be working in the area of Nutrition and Dietetics. I will complete further study after my BPAS degree.