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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Blended Learning

MSc Sports Performance Analysis – Starts Feb ’22

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.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
5th February 2022
Blended Learning

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy – Starts Feb ’22

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this BSc Sports Therapy. You will have 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.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
12th February 2022
Blended Learning

BA (Hons) Physical Education – Starts Feb ’22

Delivered over 3 years, the BA (Hons) Physical Education programme aims to develop your critical understanding of physical education, through theoretical, practical and work-based learning experiences. You will have the opportunity to qualify and work in professional sports coaching and the option to study a Professional Masters in Education to become a qualified PE teacher

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
12th February 2022
Blended Learning

BSc (Hons) Sports Science & Performance Analysis – Starts Feb ’22

Delivered for blended learning, you can work full-time and study this BSc Sports Science and Performance Analysis. You will gain an in-depth knowledge of sports science and have the opportunity to qualify and work as a professional sports performance analyst.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
12th February 2022
Blended Learning

BSc (Hons) Sports Psychology, Coaching & PE – Starts Feb ’22

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this BSc Sports Psychology, Coaching & PE. You will have the opportunity to qualify and work with athletes and teams to enhance their performance and achieve their goals.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
12th February 2022
Success Story

Donna Power's life changed when she had children. She never imagined she would become a sports therapist but is delighted that she did.

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Donna Power – Sports Therapy was Inspired by my Children Donna Power – Sports Therapy was Inspired by my Children
Success Story

Eoin Byrne turned his Portobello Institute degree into roles with RTE and Eir Sport.

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Eoin Byrne – Performance Analysis Allowed me to Work with the Very Best Eoin Byrne – Performance Analysis Allowed me to Work with the Very Best
Success Story

Colm Dunne came through Portobello Institute's PE and Coaching degree to earn a place on UL's Teaching Masters in PE.

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Colm Dunne – Success as a PE Teacher Through Portobello Institute Colm Dunne – Success as a PE Teacher Through Portobello Institute