Dan goes on to Study for a Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy at RCSI
Sports Therapy Graduate
On successful completion of his sports therapy degree, Dan O’Mahony was accepted on the RCSI master’s degree in physiotherapy.
Dan was always interested in sport having competed at a high level in his chosen sport of rugby. He chose a Sports degree programme at Portobello Institute because it was honours BSc degree (level 8) which could be completed over 3 years.
Dan spent first year exploring the therapy and science elements of sport before deciding physiotherapy as his way forward. He reveals “before I started the course, I didn’t really understand what each area entailed, after year 1, I knew what I liked and what I was good at – I knew therapy was the route for me”.
As Dan progressed through the course, he decided to extend his sports therapy training to include physiotherapy. Portobello Institute sports therapy graduates are eligible to apply for the masters (level 9) degree in physiotherapy at the Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (RCSI). Dan was successful in securing a place on this course for 2018/9 and believes this was the right path for him, he said, “Portobello Institute provided me with the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge for me to attain my ultimate career goal … I was also very fortunate to be given the opportunity to study with a great class of students and extremely supportive lecturers”.
Is this a pathway to Physiotherapy for you? Dan’s story shows that studying a BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy at Portobello Institute is an Alternative route to securing a career in physiotherapy. If you would like to discuss your career options with a course advisor please call Jo on 01 892 0024 or come to one of our virtual open days to meet with the lecturers from the sports department.