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CASE STUDIES

KATRINA GIBBON

 

Katrina was a sport and exercise science student at Strathclyde University. Her placement was as intern sports science support at Dunfermline Athletic Football Club. As a result of this she joined Hearts 2012-2013 then the Thistle Weir Academy 2013 and now works full time at Oriam as a sports scientist.

SEAN MILLER MRes

 

Direct entry Sports studies student at Napier University. His placement was at Raith Rovers football club which directly led to his successful 100% scholarship M.Res application at the University of Wolverhampton. Sean is now a full-time Sports Scientist at Wolverhampton Wanderers Football Club.

NICOLE HERCHER

 

International sport management student at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her placement was a paid football coach at Jordanhill school and she has secured 2 secondary PE teaching placements.

CRAIG MOWAT

 

HND Health & Fitness student at City of Glasgow College. His placement was at Clyde Football Club with the under 20/S squad. Craig spent one week at Wolves FC. He is now studying Sport Science at UWS.

MARK LESLIE

 

MSc Sport Science student at Napier University. His placement was a paid strength and conditioning coach to the u/17s at the Fife Elite Football Academy and Airdrie FC. Mark is now a Sports lecturer intern at Glasgow Clyde College.

TONY O'NEILL

 

Sport and active lifestyles graduate from Glasgow Caledonian University. His placement was as lead fitness coach at St Cadocs Youth Club. He is now chief executive of his own retail Animalia sports clothing company.

SARAH LANGTON

 

Sarah graduated from university of Glasgow in sport and exercise science and was placed at Dunfermline Athletic FC as lead sports science support for the youth academy. Sarah was also contracted to carry out testing work with the Airdrie FC first team squad. She has since became  fitness officer at the university of Glasgow .

KIERAN McMANUS

 

HND sports coaching student Fife College. His placement is as a paid sports scientist at Fife Elite Football Academy. He is now studying sport at University of Abertay.

JENNA LOW

 

Msc International Sport Management student at Glasgow Caledonian University. Her placement was in snowsports event management in the South Tyrol, Italy. She is now a full time sports events officer with East Ayrshire council. 

PAUL STEEL

 

BSc Sports Science graduate at UWS. His placement was as paid strength and conditioning coach to the Fife Elite Football Academy and Airdrie FC first team. He is now the personal trainer of 2 semi-professional football players at Queen's Park FC.

SCOTT ROWAN

 

International sport management student at Glasgow Caledonian University. His placement is as paid sports development officer at ProPerform Sport. He is now sports development intern at the Park Sports Project.

SEAN DAVIDSON

 

Sean is finishing his HND sports coaching at Glasgow Clyde college and is accepted to UWS to study a degree in sports coaching. His placement was at Airdrie FC where he delivered fitness coaching and testing programmes to both the first team and youth academy. Following this, Sean was recruited by the Celtic academy. 

NICOLE McINTOSH

 

Nicole was an HND Sports Coaching student at City of Glasgow College. Her placement was as a specialist strength and conditioning coach at the Fife Elite Football Academy and during this time a number of players made a successful transition into professional football. She has since graduated with an honours degree at UWS and competes and coaches at Team Cavanagh Weightlifting Club.

FINLAY MacHUGH

 

Finlay studied sport at Strathclyde University and his industrial placement was as  lead intern in strength and conditioning at Dunfermline FC where his periodised programme helped a number of youths make the transition into professional footballers. He is a full-time Senior Physical Preparation coach working at the Scottish Institute of Sport (national lead with Scottish Athletics) and has also worked with the Women’s Hockey team in their preparation for 2015 European championships,  GB Sailing and numerous U23 and junior GB rowers, who have competed and medalled at world championships. He is currently studying an MSc at St Mary’s University London.

CONOR LITTLE

 

Conor attended Napier University following his college HND and his ProPerform industrial placement was with Dunfermline Athletic FC. This coaching experience with various populations helped him win a place on post graduate Physical Education at UWS. He is now a full time teacher of PE in Fife and a UEFA B licence holder.