Graduate story: Aimee Kenney
Exercise Physiologist and Personal Trainer/Group Fitness Teacher
Bachelor of Exercise Science and Nutrition
I was always involved in sport, which laid the foundation for my interest in the health profession. The Southern Cross University course appealed to me because it encompassed all facets of health and enabled graduates to take a variety of career paths. It provided a complete picture of the human body, from the muscles to the chemical and biochemical aspects, so it was possible to become a physiotherapist, dietician, allied health professional or an exercise physiologist after completing the degree.
The flexibility of the course structure and support from staff enabled me to work 25-30 hours a week while I studied fulltime. The relaxed atmosphere provided a calm place to study and I always found the group work a great way to meet new people. I graduated with such a range of skills that I felt I could step in to any allied health professional role.
I am currently involved in running weight-loss workshops and fitness classes, helping people to reach their health and fitness goals. I have also been employed as a hospital nutrition assistant/diet aide and more recently as an exercise physiologist working with special populations – like those who have been injured or suffer from diabetes.
Updated: 29 October 2012