Dan O’Mahony – Sports Therapy Helped Me to the RCSI Degree in Physiotherapy

BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy


Dan O’Mahony graduated from Portobello Institute’s BSc (Hons) Sports Therapy in 2018.

Immediately after graduating, he started his MSc in Physiotherapy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI).

Had you told Dan that he would be earning that place immediately after graduating from Portobello when he initially joined his course, he likely wouldn’t have believed you.

“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.”

Finding such academic success wasn’t familiar for Dan but he had previously played rugby at a high level so he could bring that commitment and passion from the field into the classroom.

He always knew he wanted to spend as much of his working life in sports as he possibly could. He just didn’t know exactly what he could do until he arrived at Portobello.

Sports Therapy not only offered Dan the opportunity to follow his passion, but it was also a preferred choice for him because it was an honours degree that could be completed over three years.

Completing the degree over three years gave him a head start over his peers when it came to applying for his master’s. His master’s from the RCSI came 12 months earlier through Portobello than it would have through another Irish college.

That set him up to start earning money as a qualified physiotherapist earlier in his life.

Many other providers offer level 8 degrees are spread out over four years but at Portobello Insitute we condense the timeline to fast-track your success. Dan understood the benefits of the three-year course and he found great support from his lecturers.

“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,” he said. 

Dan now works as a Senior Physiotherapist at a private clinic in a state-of-the-art gym.

Portobello Institute has a dynamic sports department with a range of top qualifications for the next step in your career.

If you are interested in any of our sports courses or have any questions you can book a consultation call with our expert sports advisor Jason Lester, email [email protected] or call 01 892 0029. 

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