More about Sophie
"I have developed a range of skills during my degree, from how to balance multiple project demands to critical and academic writing, as well as the ability to present to different audiences in interesting and engaging ways – having been given the practice to do so. The dissertation research I conducted also allowed independent and self-directed work and organisation in a very novel area.
"A strength of the course, is the breadth of topics studied in your first year which allows you to focus on areas of interest to you. Some of the topics I've explored on this course include; Motion analysis - analysis of gait, sporting movements Psychology - application of many psychological theories to sporting situations, strength, power and endurance - critical analysis of recent research in various topics relevant to today's sport science.
"My greatest achievement while being at NTU was having my dissertation research accepted for presentation at an international conference (WCPAS) in July (2012).
"After I graduate, I hope to undertake a PGCE in primary teaching at the University of Cape Town. This will enable me to teach in South Africa and help in the under-privileged and struggling areas."