15 December, 2021 | Posted by Colm McDonnell

What Can I Do With Sport at Portobello Institute?

Portobello Institute offers many quality sports courses across an array of disciplines awarded by some of the top Universities in the world. With all the different terminology used in each, it can be tough to get your head around which course will allow you to go down what path.

In this article, we’re going to go through each course offered within our sports department and outline clearly what careers you can hope to achieve with each one.


BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy

Sports Therapy is a recognised healthcare profession that is specifically concerned with the prevention of injury and patient rehabilitation. In addition to pursuing a career as Sports Therapist, one of the biggest appeals of doing our BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy is the ability to move on to further study, with many of our graduates going on to do a Masters in Physiotherapy both here in Ireland and further afield. It is a particularly attractive prospect if you, like many in this country who aspire to be a physiotherapist, cannot or did not enter at undergrad level due to the CAO’s minimum entry requirements or small intakes.

However, if further study isn’t for you upon completion, our graduates have gone on to join teams both for high-performance sporting teams and institutions or go on to work in clinics helping clients with musculoskeletal rehabilitation.



BA (Hons) in Physical Education

For a full in-depth look at all the pathways to becoming a PE teacher through Portobello, you can read our Pathways article here.

After completion of our BA (Hons) in PE, you can go on to do a PME in PE in Ireland or a PGCE in PE in the UK which will lead to becoming a fully qualified PE teacher.

For more information visit the Sports course page


BSc (Hons) in Sports Psychology, Coaching & PE

Our BSc (Hons) in Sports Psychology, Coaching & PE gives students broad and multidisciplinary knowledge in the world of sport psychology and coaching, teaching skills that are transferable across multiple sporting professions. There is an emphasized look at the psychology behind sport and many of our graduates pursue career in sports psychology or applied psychology. The BSc (Hons) offers you the opportunity to progress to become an accredited sports psychologist and pursue MSc or PhD level qualification. Additionally, after completing our BSc in Sports Psychology, Coaching & PE many graduates go on to pursue further qualification accreditation in general.



BSc (Hons) in Sports Science & Performance Analysis

There are many exciting avenues to go down with our BSc (Hons) in Sports Science & Performance Analysis. Graduates have gone into analysis roles with high profile sports teams as well as international sports technology companies. Graduates have even gone into the entertainment industry in performance analysis roles.


Further study is also an option, which brings us on to:


MSc in Sports Performance Analysis

Very similar prospects to our BSc but with our MSc in Sports Performance Analysis, you will be even better equipped to enter the world of performance analysis in sports technology, sports teams and media analysis of sporting events.

Any graduates from the other aforementioned courses can enter this Masters also.

For more information visit the course page here.

To read success stories from our sports graduates click 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 Jo Shaw here, email jo.shaw@portobelloinstitute.com or call 01 892 0024.

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