Meet our Achievers in the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science


Meet our Achievers from the Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Josh Secomb 

Strength and Conditioning Coach, Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre and Strength Assistant, Brisbane Lions AFL club

Josh was born and raised in Newcastle, and decided studying at UON was an obvious choice.

After completing his degree, Josh went on to do Honours at UON and has since relocated to Northern NSW to work and study at the Hurley Surfing Australia High Performance Centre. He is completing a PhD by distance, and working full time as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at the centre. He is also working part time as a Strength Assistant at the Brisbane Lions AFC.

"I've definitely been lucky to have the opportunities I've had… The knowledge I gained from the degree has been essential to my work. The placement opportunities I had through the degree were extremely important too, as in my profession it's all about networking and being in the right place at the right time." – Josh Secomb

Tim Knight

Former Head of Sport Science for the Central Coast Mariners A-League Football Club

"The best thing about the exercise and sport science degree is that it provides a huge number of career opportunities. Also, what we learn is something that can be applied to ourselves and can improve our own quality of life through putting into practice what we learn in class" - Shelley.

"Sport science has a very large practical component and this includes a semester (minimum) of work placement. The practical components were both extremely fun and educational, giving you experience that could be used in the outside world. I had the chance to work with major sporting teams such as the Newcastle Knights and the Central Coast Mariners" - William.

"The work placement component offered us positions we had only ever dreamed of, taking us places, gaining practical experience, and overall concept of working in the industry, employment opportunities and a good time" - Samantha.

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