Dubbo College Senior Campus students Caitlin Karydis, deputy principal Debbie Head, Courtney Davis,Personal Development Health and Physical Education teacher Jenna Prixton, Michael Carnsey, Dan Runciman and Ben Bunt PHOTO: ANTHONY CINICAREERS in many health-related fields will soon be on the rise after a number of HSC students left their Professional Development Health and Physical Education (PDHPE) exam yesterday confident in their efforts.
The 38 students of Dubbo College Senior Campus left the gymnasium happy – and relieved – that one of their last exams was over. But many were also looking forward to a career in the health industry.
Student and school captain Dan Runciman said the exam was full of course-related questions that he was able to answer.
“There wasn’t a question I couldn’t answer. I was very happy with the questions, as I was able to use recent examples to back up my responses,” he said.
Questions on blood doping, a topic covered during class time, asked students to use an example of it used in sport. Many were able to use the most contemporary example of former cyclist Lance Armstrong, which impressed many of their teachers.
“The students have been working on the risk of performance-enhancing drugs in class, and have really been interested in it. It’s great that they used such good examples in their exams,” PDHPE teacher Jenna Prixton said.
In the past, PDHPE students have gone on to study topics such as exercise physiology and nutrition.
Mr Runciman said he wanted to study paediatric nursing, and wanted to start his course next year.
Fellow students Caitlin Karydis and Ben Bunt also professed interest in health careers, with Mr Bunt keen on becoming a physiotherapist.
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