Health Sciences

Alyssa Zambrano, Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

My undergraduate course provided great opportunities, such as interning with Football Federation Victoria and ESS Performance. I want to live making lives better.”

I chose to study at ACU because it has a personal approach, experienced lecturers, a great reputation and excellent facilities.

I felt really supported during my studies. Staff were always available to discuss the best path for me and the academic skills support was really helpful.

Practical experience was a big part of my degree and provided some great opportunities. One was working with renowned physiotherapists from Football Federation Victoria. They paid me to fly interstate a number of times to manage elite soccer teams as the exercise scientist – it was amazing.

I also spent a year interning with ESS Performance, a high performance training company based in AAMI Park. I rubbed shoulders with Melbourne Victory and Melbourne Storm. It was a fantastic opportunity and they even sponsored me to undertake several courses.

I have two jobs, one as a personal trainer and another as a program manager with Bupa. At Bupa I work with corporate companies to deliver wellness programs to improve the health of their employees.

I’m now studying for an MBA (Executive) to further advance my career. I want to live making lives better.