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ECU graduate provides inspiration to WA exercise physiology students

Thursday, 14 October 2010

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Congratulations to Exercise and Sports Science graduate, Mr Zac Jefcoate, who was recently invited to give the opening talk at the Exercise and Sports Science Australia WA Inaugural Student Presentation awards night, held at UWA last week.

The awards, organised by Exercise and Sports Science Australia WA (ESSA WA) provide university students from across WA the opportunity to share and present complex cases experienced during their student placements.

The awards were attended by over 50 ESSA members, industry professionals and current students and were a fantastic opportunity for students to learn from and meet successful members of the industry.

Zac opened the event, where he enthusiastically described his life after graduation and how to make a smooth transition from university into the workforce

“I currently work as an accredited Exercise Physiologist with Panaceum Allied Health, where my main role is motivating and assisting patients through behavioural modification strategies to self manage their current condition.”

“Not only do I work individually but I often work in conjunction with physiotherapists in facilitating return to work rehabilitation and a dietician in achieving weight loss goals,” said Mr Jefcoate.

Lecturer in Exercise Science and Rehabilitation at ECU, and Chair of ESSA WA, Dr Greig Watson, says Zac’s presentation was an inspiration to students within the profession who are set to graduate this year.

“Zac was chosen to open the inaugural event because the ESSA board identified him as a great role model for graduating students.”

"His presentation was informative and engaging and provided students with a fantastic insight into how to achieve success after graduation,” said Dr Watson.

For more information on the event, visit the ESSA website or email Dr Watson on g.watson@ecu.edu.au.  

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