Course Description

BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy – Full Time

Portobello Institute

Are you interested in becoming a professionally qualified sports therapist with a BSc in Sports Therapy? Or perhaps Physiotherapy is your ultimate career goal – with this degree, you can access a direct path of progression to a Masters in Physiotherapy. During this three year BSc honours degree, you will develop a knowledge and understanding of Sports Therapy through an integrated programme of lectures, tutorials, seminars and laboratory based practical sessions. Our class sizes are small, with one to one support available to you, throughout your learning journey. As a graduate, you will be eligible for professional membership of the global Society of Sports Therapists – the only programme in Ireland to carry this recognition. 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

During this programme, you will learn to assess, treat and where appropriate refer athletes for specialist advice and intervention. You will learn to provide immediate care of injuries and basic life support in a recreational, training and competitive sporting environment. You will learn to plan and implement a unique rehabilitation programme for each athlete you treat. The practical techniques you will acquire, include sport and remedial massage for injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Course Code SBST-F-DS-OC-19
College Name Portobello Institute
Course Category Sport
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Qualification Honours Bachelor Degree
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 1
Course Start Date 1st October 2019
Course End Date 16th May 2020
Course Fee €5,450 per academic year
Course Times This is a full time degree delivered over 3 years. The programme schedule is generally delivered over 2-3 days per week.
Title of Awarding BSc (Hons) in Sports Therapy
Entry Requirements Entry RequirementsEntry is by direct application to Portobello Institute.The entry routes are as follows:Sitting the Leaving Certificate in 2019Students may apply and be granted a "Conditional Offer" prior to completing the Leaving Certificate.Step 1 - Submit applicationStep 2 - Attend InterviewStep 3 - Conditional Offer issued on the basis of successful achievement of LC requirementsStep 4 - Confirm acceptance of a place and pay deposit as detailedPlaces 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.orWithout the required Leaving Certificate;Applicants 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
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43 Lower Dominick Street, Dublin 1, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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