Luke Jenkinson, Sport and Exercise Science, 2012

What are you doing now?

I'm a UKSCA Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach working at Sheffield United Football Club. I am responsible for the athletic development of players ranging from under 8's to under 21's. I also develop and implement athlete centred interdisciplinary strength and conditioning programmes that operate throughout the whole club in line with the philosophy.

What did you study with us?

I studied BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science, graduating in 2012 with a First Class Honours. I started this degree as I wanted to be a Strength and Conditioning Coach. 

What advice would you give to students doing your course?
I wish I had known that unpaid work was invaluable and I would tell current students to read, read, read, everything– have an opinion!

What are your future aspirations?

I want to continue my education by completing a Masters in Strength and Conditioning, to ensure I constantly develop and critique myself and my work.