Dan Cooke

After graduating from City College, Dan completed his BSc Health and Fitness at the University of Plymouth and has now secured a scholarship to study for his Master’s Degree in America where he also researches, teaches and coaches.

“I loved the course – so much of the knowledge learned was practically applied working with real elite level athletes. For an aspiring coach, being so hands-on whilst furthering my understanding of the subject area was the best way to learn.

“After graduating, I used the connections I had made through the course to find work as a Strength and Conditioning Coach for Plymouth Argyle Academy and U18 teams alongside working with athletes from a variety of sports (fencing, modern pentathlon, tennis, rugby). I found it immensely satisfying to see both students and the athletes I worked with adapt and improve with the support of the work we were doing.

“I believe my experiences at City College – the  practical skills, science based knowledge and the connections they gave me – complemented each other well to offer me the greatest opportunities and the best start in the exercise science profession.”