Master’s Degree in Physical Activity and Sports

The main aim of this master’s degree is the development of skills and abilities that enable problem solving, while applying and deepening the knowledge acquired during the 1st cycle of studies, in the fields of physical activity and health, sport’s training, management of sports organizations, eco-tourism, leisure and recreation.
Graduates are expected to be able to: understand, apply and deepen the acquired knowledge within the context of new situations and problem solving, in the various areas of sports practices; deepen and integrate knowledge, deal with complex questions, find solutions or issue information judgements in the fields of physical activities and health; sports training, management of sports’ organizations, eco-tourism, leisure and recreation; to communicate in a clear and adequate manner, while using several forms of expression (written, oral, corporal and emotional) in the specific context of an organization or orientation of physical and sports activities.
The Master’s degree in Physical Activity and Sports is organized in credit units, structured in 4 semesters: two semesters are dedicated to the curricular component; the other two semesters are either focused on the formulation of a dissertation within the specific domains of physical activity or sports, or, as an alternative, focused on the development and application of specific abilities in a professional context, with an internship.
In Portugal, this cycle of studies has been recognized (Notified by letter by the Directorate-general of school administration) for career progression purposes of the teaching staff of Basic Education, 2nd and 3rd cycles and Secondary Education, for the recruitment groups 260 and 620.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Duration of Studies:

4 SEMESTERS / 2 YEARS

NUMBER OF VANCANCIES AVAIABLE:

NOT AVAILABLE

The main aim of this master’s degree is the development of skills and abilities that enable problem solving, while applying and deepening the knowledge acquired during the 1st cycle of studies, in the fields of physical activity and health, sport’s training, management of sports organizations, eco-tourism, leisure and recreation.
Graduates are expected to be able to: understand, apply and deepen the acquired knowledge within the context of new situations and problem solving, in the various areas of sports practices; deepen and integrate knowledge, deal with complex questions, find solutions or issue information judgements in the fields of physical activities and health; sports training, management of sports’ organizations, eco-tourism, leisure and recreation; to communicate in a clear and adequate manner, while using several forms of expression (written, oral, corporal and emotional) in the specific context of an organization or orientation of physical and sports activities.
The Master’s degree in Physical Activity and Sports is organized in credit units, structured in 4 semesters: two semesters are dedicated to the curricular component; the other two semesters are either focused on the formulation of a dissertation within the specific domains of physical activity or sports, or, as an alternative, focused on the development and application of specific abilities in a professional context, with an internship.
In Portugal, this cycle of studies has been recognized (Notified by letter by the Directorate-general of school administration) for career progression purposes of the teaching staff of Basic Education, 2nd and 3rd cycles and Secondary Education, for the recruitment groups 260 and 620.

DEGREE DIRECTOR

Duration of Studies:

4 SEMESTERS / 2 YEARS

NUMBER OF VANCANCIES AVAIABLE:

Not available

Career Opportunities and Employability

Graduates will be able to: carry out duties within the areas of sports training; consulting, advisory and auditing within the scope of physical activity and health; management of sports organizations and ecotourism, leisure and recreation activities; work as technicians in gyms and health clubs; technical management, evaluation and prescription of exercise; management of sports facilities, physical and sports’ activities in gyms, clubs, associations, federations and autarchies.

Candidates

This degree is aimed at those who are holders of an undergraduate degree related to physical activities, sports and/or health; Candidates should be holders of an undergraduate degree or legal equivalent; holders of an international higher academic degree, recognized as meeting the objectives of an Undergraduate degree; holders of school, scientific or professional curriculum recognized by head of this cycle of studies, attesting to the ability to the conclusion of the degree.

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