Success for Sport Therapy students


Tesni Fakes and Liam John are celebrating today as they graduate from the BSc Sport Therapy course at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD).

Liam and Tesni

As the only Sport Therapy degree in Wales accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, this programme is designed to educate competent practitioners in all aspects of Sports Therapy. Tesni and Liam are currently volunteering as research assistants on a concussion project that the University is running in conjunction with the Welsh Rugby Union.

“Liam and Tesni are testament to the fact that UWTSD provides an excellent environment for students to flourish and achieve their potential. Our classes are small and interactive, and we encourage students to share their experiences and ask questions in a safe environment for learning,” said Kate Williams, Programme Director for the BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy degree at UWTSD.

“As teachers, nothing gives us greater satisfaction than seeing our students develop into competent and autonomous musculoskeletal injury practitioners. We are extremely proud of all our graduates, and we look forward to keeping a close eye on their careers and welcoming them back to share their adventures at our annual alumni events,” adds Kate.

Tesni has enjoyed every minute of her time studying here at UWTSD and was awarded the Extra-Curricular Activities Bursary during today’s ceremony.

“Many opportunities have been on offer during my time at UWTSD, most of which I’ve taken advantage of. They have opened my eyes to what could be possible and have allowed me to develop as well as practice Sport Therapy Skills,” says Tesni.

“Working with the University sports teams and being part of the Nantgaredig rugby family has given me great pleasure and has prompted me to settle in Wales and learn the language” adds Tesni.

Fellow student Liam is grateful for the quality of teaching he has received whilst studying at the University and believes that the degree has given him the best possible start to pursue his dream of working within professional sport.

“It has allowed me to learn from and be taught by a great group of lecturers in the Sports Therapy Department, to whom I am very grateful to have met. Their hard work coupled with the fantastic course that is Sport Therapy has allowed me to take the first steps in what will hopefully be a long and enjoyable career as a Sports Therapist.”

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