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“A career in sports is incredibly rewarding and challenging - No two days are the same, no two athletes are the same and no two sports are the same!" Dr Susan Giblin, Programme Director.

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Welcome to the Sports Department

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 conducting interviews for full time courses by Skype at this time.

Our acadmic 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.  Please don't hesitate to contact us, we are delighted to have the opportunity to support your future.

With constant sector advancements together with a dedicated forward-thinking academic team we continue to update our sports department with relevant study options for learners.

Throughout 2018 Dr. Susan Giblin, innovative sports programme manager at Portobello Institute has been heavily involved in both the creation and development of innovative new sports degrees at Portobello.

Students can now specialise across 4 distinct disciplines from BSc (Hons) in performance analysis, physical education & coaching and psychology. These degrees have been specifically developed and will be positioned alongside our current BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy.

Alongside our degree programmes students can choose from a full schedule of relevant part-time courses across ITEC Gym instructor & personal training, nutrition, massage and sports management.

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Sports Degrees blended learning approach

We are now delighted to announce the release of our innovative sports degree programmes through blended learning

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Dan goes on to Study for a Master’s Degree in Physiotherapy in Ireland

On successful completion of his sports therapy degree, Dan O’Mahony was accepted on the RCSI Master’s Degree in physiotherapy.

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Matthew’s sports degree leads to a Career as a PE Teacher

Matthew Bursey was passionate about sports and teaching others, however, he didn’t believe he had the academic ability to become a PE teacher until now!

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Programme Manager

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Dr Susan Giblin

Sports Programme Manager

Susan has a research track-record that includes publishing in high-ranking international scientific journals and has co-authored book chapters on sports performance. Susan’s main research area to date has focused on the development and validation of technologies for performance assessment.

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Turning my passion for sport into a career was made possible by Portobello.

Emma Nevin

Open Days

Our Open Days give the opportunity to meet with one of our department experts who will guide and advise on the best course possible to suit all requirements

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Success Stories

We have put together just some of our stories to help you make the right decision.

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