School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law

Student views

Trevor Langford

Sport therapist, Platinum Physiotherapy & Personal Training

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy, MSc Sport and Exercise

‘Teesside gave me the potential for a successful career.’

Trevor Langford

During the final year of my sports therapy degree I did a 200-hour work placement at Middlesbrough Football Club, where I could develop my sports therapist skills. I worked hard and was offered a part-time job which led to a permanent position.

I have recently joined Platinum Physiotherapy & Personal Training as a sports therapist. Before that I was
with Middlesbrough FC 9-16s Academy and I was also involved with the senior squad on a day-to-day basis. I was part of a team that took some under 16 players to play in a tournament in Qatar. It was a fantastic experience to see the facilities and hospitals abroad.

I chose to study sports therapy as I was keen on both injuries and rehabilitation – and I had a passion for sport. I chose to study the MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) as I felt it would open more career options in football and sport, and within the NHS and the private sector. I felt it was the right time to do this course and it has been a valuable learning experience.

My first impression of Teesside University was that the staff and lecturers treated me as an individual at the open day. It gave me great belief that Teesside would provide the support and guidance required to allow me to fulfil my academic potential. The University has great links with Middlesbrough Football Club and I was really keen to gain some work experience there.

The great thing about Teesside University is that it’s on one campus in the heart of Middlesbrough. The facilities are excellent, particularly Centuria South and the library. In fact I couldn’t have asked for better facilities for study in.

The Students’ Union is always a popular destination – regarded as one of the best in the country. I have many great memories there and on nights out in Middlesbrough.