Following on from the success of our popular full and part-time sports courses Portobello Institute at Croke Park is excited to launch two new degree programmes for the autumn; Sports Therapy and Sports Science and Physical Education. 

The BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy programme focuses on anatomy, human physiology and sports science.  Once the underpinning knowledge of these key areas is understood students progress on to client examination and assessment, protocol and rehabilitation, all of which prepare them for best practice as a sports therapist working with a team, in a clinic or as a self-employed practitioner.  Students carry out a number of case studies which sees them obtain a high level of clinical competence through practice and problem based learning.  The ability to analyse patient information and derive a diagnosis and treatment plan supported by current scientific and medical evidence is the main role of any practicing sports therapist.

The BSc (Hons) in Sports Science in Physical Education is designed for those considering entering the teaching profession. The programme focuses on sports science including psychology, human physiology and anatomy alongside the main sports science disciplines. A number of specific PE workshops make up the body of this comprehensive degree programme.  Modules such as Practical Delivery in Sport & Physical Education, Inclusive Education and Contemporary Issue in PE provide the foundations for the Physical Education component.  Throughout the programme student’s work on the practical science behind effective teaching and learning in sport specialising on the applied aspects of sports performance and physical education.  Upon completion graduates can gain employment as a sports scientist and teacher of physical education with a general scientific training along with an understanding of physical education and child development.

Both new degree programmes can be studied either 3 years full time or 4 years part time. Programmes commence in autumn 2014. 

For further information please contact Dave Turner or Shane Ferris on 01 892 0007