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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New – Postgraduate Certificate in Education International – PGCEi

This is a postgraduate certificate, internationally recognised as an advanced level of study and qualification for those wishing to enhance their practice and advance to more senior positions in teaching and educational management, in education organisations and international schools

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
8th October 2022
Blended Learning

Certificate in Higher Education -PE Top-Up for Non-Sport Graduates – Starts in June ’22

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study for these Certificates of Higher Education in Physical Education and Sports 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
11th June 2022
Blended Learning

Certificate in Higher Education PE Top-up for Sports graduates – Starts June ’22

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study these Certificates of Higher Education in Physical Education and Sports Studies. If you are already holding a degree in Sport, this course 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.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
11th June 2022
Blended Learning

MSc Sports Performance Analysis – Starts October ’22

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this MSc in Sports Performance Analysis. This MSc provides 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
8th October 2022
Blended Learning

MSc Clinical Exercise Prescription – Starts Oct ’22

Delivered through blended learning, you can work full-time and study this MSc degree 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 allied healthcare.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
8th October 2022
Full Time

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy – Starts Oct ’22

This full-time BSc Hons in Sports Therapy 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.

Location(s)
Portobello Institute
Start Date
3rd October 2022
Success Story

“Between all courses in Dublin, Portobello was the most affordable and handy to do"

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Dan O'Mahony earned his Masters degree from The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland after graduating from Portobello Institute.

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“Having spent the previous 10 years working in the world of accounts, I knew I did not want to stay tied to a desk for the next 30 year

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Alan Whelan – Career Change From Accountant to Sports Psychologist and Lecturer Alan Whelan – Career Change From Accountant to Sports Psychologist and Lecturer