Exercise & Health Studies graduate Aine Byrne from Tinahely, Co Wicklow talks about her experience of the course and how she found her place in Waterford
How did you find the BA (Hons) in Exercise & Health Studies?
It was absolutely amazing I didn’t really know what I wanted to do when I started college. I knew that I wanted to do something with health and sport and I was kind of drawn to the health and exercise course because all of the modules were so different you were dipping your toe into everything so we had modules with nutrition, activity, intellectual disability and loads of different things. I was lucky enough to be with people who loved their course as well and I had so much fun and learned a lot along the way, it has really helped me choose what I want to do after I graduate.
What are you hoping to go on and do?
I want to work with people who have special needs and intellectual disability doing activity and sports with them.
So what brought you down to Waterford?
Well I knew Dublin wasn’t for me because the colleges are too big up there and there’s so many people, I’m from the country in Wicklow and I’m more used to smaller class sizes. I was looking at different colleges and thought Carlow would be to close because I wanted to get away and Limerick and Tralee were too far. Then when I was looking at Waterford and I happened to be talking to a man who was in the fourth year of this course at the time and he highly recommended the course to me so I looked deeper into the college and the city and thought that was the place for me.
Interviewed by Ian Bradley at Conferring 2018