Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears are one the most common athletic injuries in modern day sport. The GAA, both hurling and football report on average 39 circulate ruptures per month during peak season, with the IRFU also reported a significant rise in non -contact ACL ruptures. Extensive research also shows that female athletes are 3 to 4 times more susceptible to ACL tears than their male counterparts.

A non-contact ACL tear occurs when the foot is flat on the ground bearing weight, and an athlete will then twist or turn upper the body, if an athlete’s neuromuscular strength cannot withstand the sudden twist the ACL will likely rupture. With the average recovery period for ACL tears being 6 – 12 months the workshop is designed to give sports professional’s awareness in preventative techniques to protect athletes from just a harrowing injury.

Course Content:


  • Individual Risk Assessment Screening
  • Awareness around Preventative Training Techniques
  • Awareness around Prehabilitation & Rehabilitation
  • Differential Diagnostics (underlying ACL susceptibility)

Course Structure

This a half day workshop

Qualifications Gained

Portobello Institute Certificate of Completion

Entry Requirements

Entry to this course is by direct application to the college. There are no previous academic requirements.


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