Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Meet Daniel Rogers

UniSA Health Honours graduate, UniSA PhD Candidate, Port Adelaide Football Club


Daniel Rogers spends most days out on the football field, working with elite athletes and prestigious coaches at Port Adelaide Football Club (PAFC) to uncover the science behind sport.

Daniel was awarded an exciting high performance PhD scholarship, part of a collaboration between UniSA and PAFC, and hopes to provide meaningful findings that will help guide the training practices of elite athletes.

“While I have research to do, more than half of my time is spent assisting strength coaches and physiotherapists in their daily tasks - it’s very applied. In this way I gain important applied skills while also working in an environment which stimulates ideas and guides my research.” 

Daniel Rogers


I get to work with elite athletes in a progressive sports science environment and learn from experts every day…things are never dull!"


Active and sporty, Daniel’s interest in fitness, strength training and injury rehabilitation made his exercise and sport science studies an ideal choice.

“Soon in to my undergraduate degree, I developed an interest in how to improve physical performance, particularly with athletes.” 

After finishing his degree, Daniel completed Honours and then took a few years out to work with sporting teams before applying for the PhD scholarship.

Daniel credits the university industry partnerships as beneficial to his career development.

“It means that I get invaluable experience working in a high performance sport environment. It’s great to work with people who I’ve admired from afar for some time.” 

Learn more about the Bachelor of Exercise & Sport Science

Teaming up

Basketballs and drink bottle

UniSA has a partnership with Port Adelaide Football Club and alliances with Adelaide United and Basketball SA.

World-class facilities

Our facilities

World-class education demands world-class facilities. In fact, our facilities are so good, elite sporting teams like the Port Adelaide Football Club use them. 

  • Health & Fitness Centre
  • Exercise Physiology Clinic
  • Environmental Chamber
  • Biomechananics Lab
  • Exercise Physiology Labs

Direct from the experts

Our experts

Students learn direct from world-class research staff, including Australia’s leading exercise scientists and current high performance coaches.