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BSc (Hons) Sports Science & Performance Analysis - Full Time

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3 Years


Degree Level 8


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Start Date
November 2020

BSc (Hons) Sports Science & Performance Analysis - Full Time

We are working remotely and are available to support you with any queries you have - please email Brandon at or call him on 01-8920035. We are hosting entrance interviews via Skype at this time.

Our academic delivery teams are all also working remotely and are supporting our students to continue with their studies through online learning or to get started for those just commencing their learning journey.  

Are you interested in becoming a qualified sports performance analysis with a BSc in Sports Performance Analysis? This honours degree is delivered over three years and has been designed by Portobello Institute for flexible learning so you can study in your own time. Seminars are delivered over the weekend with one to one support available to you throughout your learning journey. This is a full-time honours degree programme with one to one support available to you throughout your learning journey. There is an easy payment plan designed to make this degree affordable for you. These factors, together with the one to one tutorial support, offer you a level 8 degree that is accessible, affordable and achievable. To read more about the changing roles of technology and performance analysis - click here

The course is designed for those students considering entering employment in sports technology or professional performance sports science and therefore graduates need to be able to apply their knowledge in a sport setting immediately. Portobello Institute has built excellent links with sports technology companies and performance sport domains to allow all students experience a practical-based placement as part of their course. Those who have availability, have the opportunity to participate further on the internship programme with sports technology companies and professional sports governing bodies.

What is the role of a Sports performance Analysis?

If you are interested in assessing performance in sport to develop an understanding of actions that can inform decision-making, optimize performance and support coaches and players in their journey towards optimal results, then a role in sports performance analysis will be of interest to you. Professional sports teams employ performance data analysists to manage the data they gather and analyse to manage the development of their athletes. When working in this area of sport you will be helping professional athletes and teams achieve optimum levels of performance. As a sports performance analysis, you will utilise the principles of measurement and assessment strategies in sport, exercise and physical education.

Why should I study this degree?

Portobello’s Institute’s BSc in Sports Performance Analysis gives you the opportunity to learn from a range of experts whom are all working in the field of sports analysis. They bring their insight, depth of experience and passion for teaching to this degree programme. Upon completing this degree you will have career opportunities as a sports performance analysis working with professional athletes, teams and in sports technology companies and software providers worldwide. Many of the top international sports technology companies (Stats Sport, Kitman Labs, Orreco, STAT, Performa Sport) have their headquarters in Ireland and a degree in Sports Performance Analysis would make you an ideal candidate for recruitment. Visit our Graduates Success Stories here to understand the opportunities our past sports students have availed of, the further studies they have undertaken and their unique learning journeys.

What will I learn during this BSc (Hons) in Sports Performance Analysis?

During this degree you will develop knowledge and experience working with technology and proficiency in practical sports data analysis for information coach selection, injury risk identification and training programme effectiveness. Portobello Institute has built excellent links with sports technology companies and performance sport domains which will allow you to experience a practical-based placement as part of their course giving you an insight to a career in sports performance analysis.

Who will I learn from?

The programme management and tutoring team on this Sports Performance Analysis degree have been carefully selected on the basis of their qualifications and combined practical experience in sports performance analysis and education. Each of our tutoring team are passionate about the contribution sports therapy plays in the overall performance of athletes and are eager to share their knowledge and experience with you. Meet our Team by clicking here

Who will recognise my degree?

Upon completing this degree you will hold a BSc (Hons) in Sports Performance Analysis awarded by London Metropolitan University (LMU)

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be awarded a BSc (Hons) in Sports Performance Analysis. This is awarded at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications

Qualifications Frameworks in Ireland and the UK

The Irish and UK qualifications authorities have collaborated on initiatives that promote the transparency, recognition and mobility of qualifications between our respective jurisdictions. The qualifications authorities in the UK and Ireland have agreed the qualifications frameworks in operation, Brexit will not impact this agreement. Further guidance on this framework is available here. 

Entry is by direct application to Portobello Institute.

The entry routes are as follows:

Sitting the Leaving Certificate in 2019

Students may apply and be granted a "Conditional Offer" prior to completing the Leaving Certificate.

Step 1 - submit application

Step 2 - Attend Interview

Step 3 - Conditional Offer issued on the basis of successful achievement of LC requirements

Step 4 - Confirm acceptance of a place and pay deposit as detailed

Places can not be held open for applicants awaiting leaving certificate results, however should a student accept a place and then choose not to progress with this course, after first round CAO offers have been made, a refund of 75% of fees paid will be made. Refunds must be requested in writing on or before 23rd August 2019.

With a Leaving Certificate;

Minimum of grade C or O6 in ordinary level Biology*, English and Maths with a pass in 3 other subjects.

*Students applying without LC Biology may complete QQI level 5 in Anatomy & Physiology, as a distance learning course, with Portobello Institute to compensate.


Without the required Leaving Certificate, students should meet one of the following criteria;

QQI level 5 major award containing a biology subject

ITEC level 2 award containing anatomy & physiology

An undergraduate degree in another subject

QQI Level 5 Anatomy & Physiology - available through Portobello Institute

Mature entry at 21 years without meeting the above criteria

Equivalent qualifications with biology/anatomy & physiology module


Application Process

Step 1 - Complete the online booking form.

Step 2 - Applicants will be contacted for confirmation of the entry criteria

Step 3  - Confirmation of a place will be given to applicants immediately meeting the criteria.


Applicants who do not meet the criteria, maybe required to attend an interview with an offer of a place on the programme issued following assessment of suitability. Applicants confirm acceptance of offer by returning acceptance form.

Please note places on this course are only confirmed once tuition fees have been received.

Students will be registered as an undergraduate degree student  with London  Metropolitan University.

This is a full-time course delivered efficiently over 2-3 days per week for 3 academic  years.

The academic year runs from October - June with 2 semesters.

Year 1 (Level 6)

Human Anatomy & Biomechanics - 30 credits

Human Physiology & Training Principles - 30 credits

Foundations of Sports Psychology & Coaching - 30 credits

Sports Science Research Methods - 30 credits

Year 2  (Level 7)

Analysis for Team & Individual Sports - 15 credits

Applied Principles of Strength & Conditioning - 15 credits

Biomechanics and Control of Human Movement - 15 credits

Sports & Exercise Physiology - 30 credits

Sports Science Research Methods - 30 credits

Year 3  (Level 8)

Advanced Analysis for Sports Performance - 30 credits

Sports Psychology & the Elite Athlete - 30 credits

Advanced biomechanics - 15 credits

Sports Performance Analysis Dissertation - 30 credits

Work Placement during year 2 & 3

Course price is €5995 per year.

Exam registration fee, per year, is €275

Fees are payable as follows:

40% of tuition fee due upon acceptance of an offer of a place, balance and exam registration fees are due 25th August annually.

Places are not confirmed until tuition fees are paid.

Easy Payment Plan

40% of tuition fee due upon acceptance of an offer of a place

20% due 25th August, 25th November, 25th January

Instalment fee payable - €295 spread over the 4 scheduled payments

Places are not confirmed until initial tuition fee is received by Portobello Institute.

Course Progression

The purpose of the programme is to equip students with the practical analytical skills needed to work within sports technology companies and software providers or in practical Professional Sports settings either in Ireland, Europe, USA or Australia.

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Course Code Location & Info Price
SPAD-F-DS-OC-20 Portobello Institute, Dublin 1

02/11/20 - 18/06/21
Timetable issued October 20
€5995 Book Now
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