Portobello Institute’s degree programmes in sport 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.

With constant sector advancements and a dedicated forward-thinking academic team, we continue to update our sports department with relevant study options for you. We offer a range of specialised honours degree programmes which provide you with specialised qualifications and an in-depth knowledge of your chosen field.

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 believe that real life learning opportunities, which allow you to learn outside of the classroom, are invaluable in preparing you for your career. 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. Whether you are studying sports psychology, coaching or sports therapy, there are placement opportunities within sports clinics and professional sporting teams for you. The work placement programme allows you to develop both your skills and confidence and is key to gaining employment upon graduation. Graduates have found that this first-hand experience and insight the industry gave them an advantage when preparing for interview and subsequent roles after graduation.

Portobello Institute are passionate about helping you achieve your qualification and offer one to one support throughout your learning journey. The programme management and tutoring team for our sport department have been carefully selected on the basis of their qualifications and combined practical experience sport science and education. Our team is dedicated to helping you achieve your career and academic goals and have been successfully preparing our sports students towards interviews for Masters programmes in Physiotherapy, PE teaching and Education.

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MSc Clinical Exercise Prescription

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this MSc in Clinical Exercise Prescription. This MSc will provide you with an in-depth and relevant focus on applied and academic clinical exercise prescription for working in elite and professional sports environments.

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Portobello Institute
Start Date
9th October 2021
Blended Learning

Anatomy and Physiology

This QQI level 5 course in Anatomy and Physiology, delivered through blended learning, will equip you with knowledge of the structure and function of the human body and an understanding of the inter-relationship between the systems of the body.

It is an ideal course to build a strong foundation of knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. It is particularly suited to anyone undertaking higher education courses without previous knowledge of anatomy and physiology or where this subject is a core element.

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Portobello Institute
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Certificate in Higher Education – PE Top Up for Non-Sport graduates (Start June ’21)

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this Level 8 Certificate of Higher Education in Sports & Health Studies. If you are already working as a teacher this qualification gives you the opportunity to upskill and add PE to your professional remit.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
12th June 2021
Blended Learning

Certificate in Higher Education – PE Top Up for Sports graduates (Starts June ’21)

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this Level 8 Certificate of Higher Education in Sports & Health Studies. If you are already holding a degree in Sport, this certificate will provide you with the additional modules required to gain access to a professional masters in PE and begin your journey to becoming a PE teacher.

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Portobello Institute
Start Date
12th June 2021
Blended Learning

MSc Sports Performance Analysis – Starts October ’21

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this MSc in Physical Sports Performance Analysis. This MSc will provide you with an in-depth and relevant focus on applied and academic sports performance analysis skills that are needed for the role as a sports performance analyst in elite and professional sports environments.

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Portobello Institute
Start Date
9th October 2021
Success Story

"Matthew was passionate about sports and teaching, but he didn’t believe he had the academic ability to become a PE teacher until now."

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Mathew Pursues a Career as a PE Teacher Mathew Pursues a Career as a PE Teacher
Success Story

On successful completion of his sports therapy degree, Dan O’Mahony was accepted on the RCSI master’s degree in physiotherapy.

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Dan goes on to Study for a Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy at RCSI Dan goes on to Study for a Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy at RCSI
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"Upon graduating from the Sports Science degree, I enrolled on the Professional Masters of Education at the University of Limerick."

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I never thought this would happen… but I’m going to be a PE Teacher! I never thought this would happen… but I’m going to be a PE Teacher!