Employment positions for Moulton College graduates
Moulton College Sports Therapy graduates are reaping the rewards for succeeding in their BSc (Hons) programme by gaining employment opportunities within 3-months of graduating. Alice Bulpitt, Tom Shineton, Stuart Hillis, Jake Pantony and Stephen Bottom have all begun their first steps into a professional career as sports therapists across a range of employment sectors.
Alice Bulpitt has gained employment with Cheltenham Town Football Club as the Academy Sports Therapist, having turned down a similar opportunity at Notts County Football Club. Alice is working closely with the Head Academy Physiotherapist, Tommy Cosh, on managing and preventing injuries across the club's youth system and providing the match day support to the teams ranging from under 8s to under 16s.
Tom Shineton has started his career with Leyton Orient Football Club where he is responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of U16 academy players for the 2013/14 season. Tom is also responsible for providing Football League Youth Alliance match day cover for the U16s squad. His duties include providing pre-match strapping and taping, stretching procedures and instructing the warm up/cool down sessions carried out. Tom provides support to the Head Academy Physiotherapist, Joe Sharp, in his duties with the U18s squad including cover for U18 fixtures. Further duties include providing support for the first team Head Physiotherapist, Mike Preston, through work with first team players.
Stuart Hillis has recently started looking after 45 American Football Players for Swindon Storm, which will entail injury prevention at training camps, rehabilitation of player injuries during the competitive season and provision of match day support. Stuart is gaining additional experience by providing similar services for Wantage Town Football club.
Jake Pantony and Stephen Bottom have started a series of joint ventures together across south Leicestershire and were recently featured in the local Market Harborough press, Harborough Mail. The duo have opened a new private clinic called Health and Fitness Recovery, based out of Lutterworth Leisure Centre, providing injury advice and massage treatments to the public. The pair have also established links with local football clubs Market Harborough and Lutterworth Town.
All of the graduates have stated how they feel they have benefitted from Moulton College's additional course content and work related experience, including working in the student sports therapy clinic, pitch side provision for the college sports teams and supporting external customers of the College including Northampton Saints and Stoke City Football Club. Jake and Stephen commented, “We felt so much more prepared and confident starting out, having gained the hands-on experience we did during our course and we have every belief this is just the first step into what we hope to be a successful career in the industry”.
Moulton College offers Foundation degrees, Top Up BSc (hons) and Masters programmes in Sports Therapy and Sports Performance and Coaching. If you think you might be interested in these courses please contact an adviser on 01604 491131