Scoring success

Amber Rowell is going the distance with her PhD and scoring big at Melbourne Victory.

"I was always interested in sport from a young age so studying sport at uni was an easy decision.

VU's focus on sport science and connections with elite sporting teams was the biggest drawcard for me. The lecturers and curriculum are great, and having an appreciation and understanding of sport has helped with my studies.

In the third year of my bachelor degree, as part of my career and professional development hours I worked alongside the sports scientist at Melbourne Victory Football Club.

I am passionate about soccer so it's been a dream come true to continue working with Melbourne Victory as part of my PhD.

I'm looking at the impact of training and competition load on fatigue, performance and injury occurrence. This research aims to predict an athlete's ultimate range to achieve success."

Courses studied

Find out more about sport and exercise science courses at VU.