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The value of exercise physiology.
Lucy is in a gym, leaning on a piece of exercise equipment, smiling at the camera.

Growing up in a sporting family, University of Southern Queensland graduate Lucy understood the importance of movement from an early age. However, it was only after she embarked on her Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) degree that its restorative powers became clear.

Lucy had always found exercise physiology to be relevant and exciting, but when her grandad was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, she truly realised the field’s value.

'The overarching idea of exercise physiology is we prescribe movement, rather than a script from a doctor, which helps to combat disease in different domains.'

Lucy threw herself into her studies and quickly excelled, completing her Honours year placement at Southern Queensland Rural Health.

'I had a great time at the University. My favourite thing was the awesome lecturers who were personable and approachable - I didn’t feel alone at any point.'

Following her final class, Lucy had topped her discipline, earning her a University medal. As a cherry on top of her achievements, she was offered a job with Better Movement Clinic before she started her Honours year. She now works with the service as an exercise physiologist.

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