Young Woman Excels in a Male Dominated Field
The friends and family of 23-year-old Ms Kamantha Moodley of Reservoir Hills are ‘over the moon’ after she graduated with an Exercise Science (Honours) cum laude degree.
Moodley said it had been an equally proud and exciting moment when she scooped a Dean’s Commendation at the 2014 Oath-Taking and Awards Ceremony.
‘I chose UKZN because after doing some research on the University and the degrees offered, it seemed like an excellent opportunity for me to study something I have a passion for as well as to work with some of the best lecturers in the field.’
Moodley said sport had always been a huge part of her life since she was young. ‘I grew up being one of those kids who tried to do all the sports my schools offered.’
‘It is extremely exciting to graduate cum laude as I have worked hard to get to this point. Honours was a very tough year but I pulled through.’
Moodley says she believes in always being driven by passion in what she does. ‘I love the fact I can go out and help people live a healthy, happier lifestyle through promoting exercise.’
Her honours degree was funded by a bursary from the National Research Foundation in recognition of her academic performance.
‘I aim to work hard in this male-dominated field but most importantly enjoy every moment of it.’
Moodley is currently pursuing her Masters in Sport Science degree with a research focus on geriatrics and the effects of sports stacking on their cognitive and perceptual motor functioning.