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MICHAEL COOK

A native of North East England, Michael first came to Canada on a rugby trip in 2003. After completing his Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Northumbria in Newcastle, and following a 5-year semi professional rugby career, Michael decided to make Edmonton his home.

Starting his career as a volunteer Strength and Conditioning Coach with the Newcastle Falcons RFC, Michael has come a long way – he has worked with a wide range of local and international amateur and professional athletes and coaches, was the Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Edmonton Eskimos for almost 4 years, and teaches part-time within the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta.

Michael recently completed his MSc in Strength and Conditioning through St Mary's University College Twickenham London.


PSOC 2014