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New Physiotherapy student flexes his success

Young man smiling on a sunny day, standing on a bridge with buildings in the background.
UniSQ Bachelor of Physiotherapy student Jimmy White.

Jimmy White is going from strength to strength.

The 17-year-old is proud to be part of the University of Southern Queensland’s (UniSQ) first Bachelor of Physiotherapy cohort.

“The Physiotherapy program is great – it’s new and completely different to anything I did at school,” Mr White said.

The Toowoomba Grammar School graduate received a UniSQ Academic Excellence Chancellor’s Scholarship, awarded to students who achieve an ATAR 97 or above.

“I decided I wanted to stay in the region and study at UniSQ, but I wanted to see what scholarships were available,” he said.

“As soon as I learnt about the scholarship, I decided to commit myself to my studies 100 per cent in the hope of receiving this extra boost.”

Head of School and Dean (Health and Medical Sciences) Professor Elizabeth Cardell said she was delighted to have an extremely high calibre of committed and enthusiastic students in the new degree.

“Our programs are very hands-on and have a unique focus on interprofessional collaborative practice, digital health, and practice in regional, rural, and remote settings,” she said.

“The Bachelor of Physiotherapy program joins our other UniSQ Allied Health programs in speech pathology, occupational therapy, and clinical exercise physiology to provide local students with local training in these much-needed professions.”

And as if receiving top marks at school and entering a new health degree weren’t enough, Mr White said he was already thinking ahead.

“I’m so happy I’ve started this new chapter in my life, and I’m really excited to know there are so many opportunities for me in the industry,” he said.

“I would love to work with elite athletes one day, and this degree is helping me realise that.”

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