Amber Rowell is going the distance, with her PhD taking her to the inner workings of elite sporting organisations.
"I was interested in sport from a young age so studying sport at uni was an easy decision.
In the third year of my bachelor degree, as part of my career and professional development hours I worked alongside the sports scientist at . My research looked at the impact of training and competition load on fatigue, performance and injury occurrence. It aimed to predict an athlete's ultimate range to achieve success.
I am passionate about soccer so it was a dream come true to continue working with Melbourne Victory as part of my PhD as a sport scientist – a role that lasted over eight years. From there I gained a role in the US as a performance data analyst for Seattle Sounders FC. Since my return to Australia, I have been working for another of VU's long-standing industry partners, the , in a sport scientist role."
- Bachelor of Exercise Science and Human Movement, now offered as
- Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) (Human Movement)