Sport and Fitness student gets hands-on experience with St. Johnstone Football Club
Did you know that we have scholarships available to Perth College UHI students who are committed to their studies and are keen to develop their skills to reach their full potential? Bruno Pereira was one of the lucky Sport and Fitness students to be awarded a scholarship at St. Johnstone Football Club. We caught up with Bruno to see how he got on.
“I have just completed a ten week scholarship at St. Johnstone F.C and I can say it was one of my dreams come true. I was part of a professional football team where I treated players by doing massages using different approaches and techniques. I was also given the opportunity to do some rehabilitation work, as well as sports taping.
“The staff were so friendly and everyone made me feel at home from day one. During the 10 weeks, I was able to build a relationship with the players and this allowed me to learn what kind of massage they liked.
“The scholarship has allowed me to gain experience with different injuries, as well as the different approaches that the physiotherapists use for certain conditions. I also observed different tests and modalities being done to the players - such as dry needling. It was a very relaxed placement and it was an amazing opportunity to work with other physiotherapists, as well as sports science specialists and the team staff.
“It was an amazing opportunity given to me by the college. The scholarship has helped me to gain further learning and get a feel for how it is working with a professional team. The interview process was very smooth, but I have never been so nervous! After I found out that I got the placement, I was so delighted.
“I would really like to thank the sports and fitness staff - mainly Gavin, Sharon and Alan - for the support offered throughout two years of Sport Therapy, as well as during the scholarship.”
If Bruno has inspired you to apply for a scholarship, take a look at the placements we have on offer here. Applications are still open for this September, so explore the Sport and Fitness courses we have on offer.