Sport Science and Leisure Degree

Course Objectives

1) To train professionals and superior technicians qualified to intervene in the areas of Sport and Physical Activity, Leisure and Physical Education, for municipalities, clubs, associations, gymnasiums and fitness academies, companies linked to physical activities of adventure and nature, etc.;
2) To train professionals capable of performing the functions provided in the areas of Sports Training, Sports Management and Recreation, Physical Activity and Health and Physical Education and Sport;
3) To train professionals with the capacity to intervene in the field of occupation of leisure time in modern society, namely through participation in tourism, leisure and entertainment organizations
4) To train graduates with the capacity to elaborate own projects in the area of Sports and Leisure services;
5) Prepare graduates with scientific autonomy for the pursuit of academic studies.

Access Conditions

Access to the course is through the following schemes:
a) National Acess Application (for candidates with a course of secondary education or equivalent degree);
b ) Special Applications (for candidates who fulfill the conditions issued in Decree 393 -A / 99 of 2 October);
c ) Special Applications (for candidates with: Above 23 years old candidates Evidences, college graduates and
Technological specialization courses – CET);
d ) Change of Degree/Institution.

The specific evidence required for access to the degree are one of the following: 02 Biologia e Geologia ou 16 Matemática ou 18 Português

The access through any of these schemes is preceded by the performance of Group C Pre-requisites – Functional, Physical and Sports Aptitude, so that only the suitable candidates can apply for the enrollment and enrollment.

Professional Outlets

The course enables the acquisition of scientific, pedagogical and technical competencies in the field of Sport Sciences, habilitating the future graduates to professionally intervene in the areas of Coaching, Fitness Instructors, Fitness Technical Director, and in the related areas of Sport and Physical Activity, and skills for the continuation of graduate studies.

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Learning Objectives

1. Acquire a solid formation in the field of the sports sciences – theoretical and practical, to intervene in different contexts within the different sectors of sports practice;
2. To articulate the scientific training in a way consistent with the technical training, in order to intervene adequately within the professions of the sport for which the course qualifies (Technical and Technical Director of Physical Exercise, coach of sport);
3. be able to establish a link between academic training and the demands of the labor market with a view to boosting the sports and leisure sector through the use of innovative dynamics;
4. To reconcile the scientific formation and respective professional competences with competences promoting interpersonal relations leading to the manifestation of attitudes of openness to projects of self-formation and formation throughout the life.

Access to Superior Studies

The Diploma in Sports and Leisure grants qualification to continue studies in a Master Degree.

Course Coordinators

Main Branch

Curricular Unit Code ECTS Period
Swimming 21001122 6 1
Football I 21001133 6 1
Expressive Rythmic Activities - Dance 21001144 6 1
Anatomy Applied to Sport 21001156 6 1
Exercise Physiology I 21001167 6 1
Gymnastics 21001178 6 2
Aerobics 21001189 3 2
Motor Development 21001195 6 2
Fitness 21001204 6 2
Biomechanics 21001210 6 2
Exercise Physiology II 21001221 3 2