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Student profile: Physiotherapy

Meet Andrew Adamski
We caught up with Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) student Andrew Adamski, to find out why he chose his degree and what it's like to study at the University of Sydney.
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Andrew Adamski – Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

Why I chose physiotherapy

Ever since my dad started training me during my under-11's rugby league days, I have been interested in how the body responds to exercise. I also like how physiotherapy reaches out to all areas of the population not just those involved in sport.

A typical day

I'll usually attend a tutorial, grab some lunch with friends and then study for a while before going to work.

My favourite subject

My favourite class is Physiotherapy in Respiratory and Cardiac Conditions. The number of things that can go wrong with your lungs through no fault of your own chills me. I want to be someone who can help people in those types of situations.

What I like most about university

My classmates are really studious, but a lot of fun inside and outside of class. My lecturers are passionate about their subjects and always happy to provide answers to my many questions. I was also surprised by the free tennis courts at Cumberland – they're great!

My career goals

Work for a hospital or a private practice for a few years, before opening up my own gym ASAP. I like the idea of calling the shots!

My advice

Develop a flexible mindset. Life can really wrestle with you, so learn when to yield and when to push!