Welcome to the web page dedicated to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Exercise Science at the University of Tasmania. This site will hopefully be developing continually as the degree progresses and will have links to information such as career opportunities, training courses, research projects, practicum placements, relevant staff and other general information. Although this is a three and a half year degree it is never too soon to start thinking about your career post-graduation. Make sure you take the time to talk to each of the staff about their experiences in the Exercise Science field; you never know what you might find out.
I'm the Coordinator for the Bachelor of Exercise Science Degree. If you have any course related queries you can run them by me first and if I can't answer them directly maybe I can help by pointing you in the right direction. I'm a keen cyclist and surfer (although the latter has suffered a bit since moving to Tasmania) but also enjoy most sports and outdoor pursuits. You can find me in the Human Life Sciences building (building C) in room C107 (keep going past reception through the next set of doors).
I have a keen interest in enhancing exercise performance through nutritional modulation and supplementation, and also through the manipulation of training. If you are interested in talking training or for any other exercise related query you can find me in C106.
I teach into a number of the physiology, biochemistry and nutrition related units that you will complete as part of the exercise science degree. My specific areas of interest are clinical exercise physiology and skeletal muscle metabolism. So if you are diseased, or have muscles, watch out because eventually I will be attempting to recruit you for my research. If you wish to volunteer, or see me for any other reason, I can be found in the Human Life Sciences building in Room C109.
It may be worthwhile to 'pick up' extra qualifications along the way through your degree. Sometimes this can lead to casual employment in the field before you even graduate (which is a lot better on your resume than being a good bar attendant). If you know of any relevant courses through your own activities let us know so we can post them here for everyone.
Level 1 and 2 Strength and Conditioning Courses - for more information contact Peter Currell on 07 3807 7119.
Sports Medicine Australia Level One Sports Trainers - for more information contact Simone Peirce on 03 9674 8705.
Authorised by the Head of Human Life Sciences
10 January, 2014