11 March, 2022 | Posted by Colm McDonnell

Portobello Presents: How to Become a Sports Therapist

Portobello Presents: How to Become a Sports Therapist

Do you want to work in a career you are passionate about? Are you interested in sports therapy and physiotherapy? Do you want to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with high-performance athletes or work one-on-one with patients in their rehabilitation? 

If you answered yes, then Portobello Institute has the perfect online event for you. Knowing you want to become a sports therapist is half the battle – figuring out how you can achieve this takes some research.  

On April 7th, you can attend the first of three informative ‘How to Become’ sports webinars. The first webinar will focus on ‘How to Become a Sports Therapist’. We will explain everything from entry requirements, advanced entry, work placements, our partner universities, our facilities and delivery as well as the pathways to progress further and career opportunities.  

Our expert tutors will explain our BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy course joined by a selection of our graduates who will tell you about their experience of studying at Portobello Institute and the career success they have enjoyed since graduating, giving you tangible examples of career progression. 

Some of our graduates work with professional sports teams, others have established their own injury clinics and more. You will hear firsthand information about how they became sports therapists and physiotherapists. 

A representative from AECC University College, Bournemouth’s specialist Health Sciences University, will discuss how the BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy can be used as a way of becoming a qualified physiotherapist without having to deal with the entry requirements of the CAO and the competition that comes with it.  



How to Become a Sports Therapist

Sports therapy is a rewarding career with plenty of opportunities to upskill and specialise as you advance through your career. Completion of a sports therapy degree can allow you to go straight into the working world as part of an elite-level sports team working with high-performance athletes. You can also work in healthcare settings, helping those with musculoskeletal injuries with their rehabilitation.

One of the most attractive prospects of doing the BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy is the ability to move on to physiotherapy at a master’s level, something we will talk about in-depth at this webinar event.

Dr Susan Giblin is the Head of Sports Strategy at Portobello Institute.

“We are really excited to welcome our BSc Sports Therapy graduates to speak about their success in professional sport, private practice, and innovative medical technology.

“We are also delighted to welcome our colleagues from AECC to discuss the opportunities for BSc Sports Therapy students to progress on to post-graduate physiotherapy training pathways," she said.


Who is Speaking?

Portobello graduates will share their experiences of their courses and highlight the career path they have taken since completing their degree.

Representatives from leading bodies in the UK and Ireland will highlight career progression paths through further education beyond the bachelor’s level.

Jo Shaw from our admissions team will also be present on the night and will field any questions attendees may have in a Q&A at the end of the webinar.


Register for Second Webinar: How to Become a Sports Performance Analyst here.

Register for Third Webinar: How to Become a Sports Psychologist here.

If you’d like to hear more about the course from our graduates you can check out their stories in the success stories section of our website here.

Get in Contact

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, call 01 892 0024

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