Undergraduate study

Our students

Gemma Grainger

Gemma completed her degree part-time while being responsible for a number of coaching roles. She hopes to continue her career in football coaching.

Gemma Grainger

BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise (Coaching)

How did your course prepare you for your career?

The course was very beneficial and fully supported all my current coaching roles. The theoretical knowledge I gained alongside the practical knowledge I already had was invaluable and benefited my coaching experience.

What does your current role involve?

I am heavily involved in football. I am a team leader on the FA Tesco skills programme, I'm the director of Teesside Sport girls' Centre of Excellence and I am also assistant coach to the England U19 women.
I manage other coaches and implement and deliver various FA programmes.

Would you recommend your course and Teesside University?

Yes, the course is fantastic for aspiring coaches, and the lecturers gave me great support.

What are your ambitions for the future?

I aspire to become an international head coach.