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.

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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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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.

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BA (Hons) Physical Education

This BA (Hons) in Physical Education degree aims to develop your critical understanding of physical education, through theoretical, practical and work-based learning. You will have the opportunity to qualify and work in professional sports coaching and pursue PE teaching with our MSc Physical Education, PGCEi & QTS Route.

 

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"Portobello Institute provided me with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge for me to attain my ultimate career goal."

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Dan O’Mahony – Sports Therapy Helped Me to the RCSI Degree in Physiotherapy Dan O’Mahony – Sports Therapy Helped Me to the RCSI Degree in Physiotherapy
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"I had studied at university before and really love the personal side of Portobello. The lecturers were fantastic and so supportive."

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Lindsey Haddock – Head of the Exercise Rehabilitation, NIFL Premiership team & Northern Cricket Union Sports Therapist Lindsey Haddock – Head of the Exercise Rehabilitation, NIFL Premiership team & Northern Cricket Union Sports Therapist
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One of the reasons I chose this program was to put the educational side with my professional experience.

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Michael Blanchard – NHL Coach Earns PhD Place at Leeds Beckett with MSc at Portobello Michael Blanchard – NHL Coach Earns PhD Place at Leeds Beckett with MSc at Portobello