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Sports Degrees blended learning approach

With constant sector advancements together with a dedicated forward-thinking academic team in our sports department we are now delighted to announce the release of our innovative sports degree programmes through blended learning.

Our blended learning courses have an aim to bring greater diversity to learning and allows for a seamless and complementary flow of learning.  Partnered with London Metropolitan University we have developed some of our sports degree programmes as blended learning options with supported seminars held over weekends. This course delivery type gives mature students and those working on a full-time basis the opportunity to access an Honours degree qualification in sport. 

Students can now specialise across 3 distinct disciplines from sports therapy to performance analysis to sports science and physical education. Dr. Susan Giblin, innovative sports programme manager at Portobello Institute has been heavily involved in both the creation and development of our degrees programmes so we are delighted to be able to give potential learners a first-hand snapshot into each discipline.

BSc Sports Therapy

The demand and opportunities for professionally qualified therapists is now at an all-time high. A sports therapist is a healthcare professional with detailed knowledge; who helps to prevent injury, and should it occur will recognise, manage and treat, and rehabilitate an individual back to full fitness. Sports therapists work with a wide range of people, from those who train recreationally through to those who compete at a high level.

A sports therapist uses a variety of techniques to maintain an athlete’s strength and prevent inquiry. A vital technique is sports massage and sports therapists also help people who are suffering from sports-related injuries to regain mobility and reduce pain, as well as help athletes increase their performance capabilities.

BSc Sports Performance Analysis

In the evolving world of Sport, technology and analytics are now changing the game. Traditional sports science alone isn’t sufficient on its own anymore, and the next generation of sports scientist require unique, highly specialised skills. The BSc in Sports Performance Analysis equips students with these skills that are essential for working in Elite Sport. It is the first of it’s kind and has been specifically designed by industry experts to meet the demands of both the professional sports and sports technology markets.

BSc Physical Education & Sports Science

Physical Education is now finally recognised as an examinable subject in the Irish Education system. The BSc in physical education and sports science has been specifically designed to meet the curricular requirements of the Irish Education System. The degree focuses on pedagogical, psychological and sociological factors combined with in - school teacher placements throughout to ensure holistic teaching development as well as specialised subject training.

All 3 Honours degrees will commence in March 2019 and are delivered over 3 academic years, each 6 months in duration. Course fees are €3695 per year.  There are 4 to 5 modules per academic year where each module commences with a tutorial designed to support students’ progress through the module with a revision seminar held at the end of the academic year. A tutor is assigned to each student, for each module, with allocated one to one support time available. To further assist the learners, we have a full-time programme manager available to offer students support throughout their learning journey.

Entry requirement to these degrees is direct entry to the college and full specifics of entry can be discussed directly. We can arrange a call or meeting at your own convenience.  For full details contact George Boylan on 01 8920041 or

Alternatively come and meet with us at our upcoming Open Day on Thursday, January 24th from 5 - 7pm.

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