Strength & Conditioning Manager
Allan Gartshore has worked within the Department of Sport and Exercise for several years now and brings a wealth of practical training experience to the table. Having competed in several different sports (including football, kickboxing and triathlon) he understands what it takes to compete at a high level.
Over the years Allan has picked up many fitness qualifications and has several years experience working as a Personal Trainer and Gym Instructor, before moving into a more sports performance based role. Allan has been an Accredited Strength and Conditioning Coach (ASCC), with the UK Strength and Conditioning Association since 2008 and continues to attend all the workshop and conferences available, to ensure he remains at the cutting edge of applied research.
As well as his work for the University, Allan also works part-time with the Scottish Institute of Sport, as a Strength and Conditioning Coach, as well as working with Dundee United Football Club - providing both field based, and gym based strength and conditioning support.
In 2009 Allan was instrumental in launching the successful Saints Sport Intern programme, which provides University students with the opportunity to gain practical experience working in the sporting environment. This initiative continues to gain momentum and is becoming a much sought after commodity for the University students.
Allan is passionate about his job and is always reading the latest scientific sports journals and publications, but he also enjoys trawling the internet for anything that will broaden his training knowledge.