Portobello Institute’s sports qualifications give you the opportunity to turn your passion into a successful lifelong career by providing you with an internationally recognised qualification that is industry specific.

We offer dynamic, forward thinking environment that is focused on developing graduates who are proficient, evidence-based practitioners. Many of our graduates are now working with elite athletes and teams. Some are successfully running their own businesses and clinics whilst others have chosen to continue to study at Masters level.

For qualified teachers and sports graduates who wish to pursue a career in PE teaching we have developed the certificate in higher education which covers the essential modules you need to progress to a Professional Masters in Education.

Portobello Institute’s degree programmes are delivered both full-time and through blended learning, ensuring there is an option to suit your individual needs, allowing you to fit your study around your busy work and home life.

We run a student sports therapy clinic which allows you to get hands on experience. We have carefully developed a work placement programme with strong links within the sports industry.

Portobello Institute is passionate about helping you achieve your qualification and offer one to one support throughout your learning journey.

Whether you are beginning your career or already working in the industry and wanting to upskill, Portobello Institute is dedicated to helping you to follow your passion and fulfil your potential by choosing the course for the career you want. 

If you would like guidance on which course is right for you, contact our expert admissions advisor, call 01 892 0029 or book a one-to-one consultation call at a time that suits you here.

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BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy

This BSc Hons in Sports Therapy course, awarded by University of Essex, gives you the opportunity to qualify and work as a professional sports therapist with the option to progress to a Masters in Physiotherapy and become a qualified physiotherapist.

Blended Learning

MSc Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy

Reflecting the growing opportunities in sports sciences, this MSc in Sport Rehabilitation and Therapy aims to develop highly competent, industry-ready practitioners. If you are a healthcare professional wishing to further develop your sport and exercise expertise, this course offers an innovative curriculum, practical skills and expertise relating to rehabilitation in sport and exercise designed to meet your needs. 

Blended Learning

Graduate Diploma in Physical Education

If you are teaching this qualification gives you the opportunity to upskill and add Physical Education to your professional remit. If you already hold a sports degree this course will provide you with the additional modules required to gain access to relevant postgraduate studies to become a PE teacher. 

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MSc Physical Education

Delivered through blended learning, this MSc Physical Education provides you with an in-depth and relevant focus on the concepts and the key skills underpinning physical education theory and pedagogy.

 

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MSc Physiotherapy

This full-time MSc Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and expertise required for you to become a qualified physiotherapist eligible for registration with HCPC, and eligibility to apply for registration with CORU.

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BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy – Advanced Entry

This webpage is for students who have been approved for advanced entry and are seeking to complete their registration.

This BSc Hons in Sports Therapy course gives you the opportunity to qualify and work as a professional sports therapist with the option to progress to study a Masters in Physiotherapy and become a qualified physiotherapist.

Success Story

“I love helping people prevent injury or recover from injury, whether it is a team member or individual sports enthusiast."

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Cathal Brady – Inspiring Sports Therapy Students to a Fulfilling Career Cathal Brady – Inspiring Sports Therapy Students to a Fulfilling Career
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"The course is practical and relevant to what I want to do in the future because it’s a stepping stone into physiotherapy."

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Aife Haran – BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy as a ‘Stepping Stone’ to Physiotherapy Aife Haran – BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy as a ‘Stepping Stone’ to Physiotherapy
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“Between all courses in Dublin, Portobello was the most affordable and handy to do"

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Jessica Demori De Almeida – From Brazil to Dublin to Belgium through PE Jessica Demori De Almeida – From Brazil to Dublin to Belgium through PE