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Physical Exercise and Health


Qualification awarded (in original language)
"Mestrado em Exercício e Saúde". Title of "Mestre".

Level of qualification
2nd Cycle of Studies. EQF level 7. ISCED 2011 level 7.

Admission requirements
The holders of the licenciado degree or legal equivalent, the holders of a foreign academic degree and the holders of a relevant academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae may apply to the 2nd cycle of studies, as stated in the description of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.

Recognition of prior learning
Following the implementation of the Bologna Process and the consequent legislation regarding the mobility of students among degrees and higher education institutions, prior learning must be recognized and credited. The prior learning concept comprises all the previous learning/training undertaken in other higher education study cycles in national or international institutions (crediting of certified training), as well as previous professional experience and any post-secondary school training or education. As such, the IPB promotes the crediting of the student’s prior learning when arriving at the institution.
Aiming at a quick and full integration of the student in his/her new education programme, the recognition procedures must be submitted when enrolling at the IPB.
For further enquiries on crediting and recognizing prior learning and training at the IPB (calendars, procedures and assessment criteria), please go to the Applicant Portal at www.ipb.pt/portaldocandidato.

Qualification requirements and regulations
100 ECTS Credits (30 per semester). 3 Semesters and a quarter (1.75 years). 40 Weeks of study per year (20 weeks per semester). 1620 total Hours of study per year; 1 credit corresponds to 27 hours. A variable number of Contact (teaching) Hours, depending on the established schedule for each Course Unit.
Holders of this diploma are entitled to apply to the career of high staff in central and local public administration, as well as in private enterprises and institutions or to undertake their own independent qualified activity.

Profile of the programme
The profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional specialized skills in the study areas of  Sport Sciences and Health Sciences.

Key learning outcomes
The degree of "mestre" (master) is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to:
a) develop and enhance the knowledge obtained in the first cycle, in order to develop and apply that knowledge to original situations often in the context of research;
b) apply their knowledge and understanding and problem solving capacities to new and unfamiliar situations in wide multidisciplinary situations, although related to their area of studies;
c) integrate knowledge, deal with complex matters, develop solutions or put forward opinions on situations of limited or incomplete information, including reflecting upon the implications and ethical and social responsibilities that result from both those solutions and opinions or indeed that condition them;
d) communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and reasoning that underlie them, both to experts and non-experts, clearly and unambiguously;
e) develop competences that will enable them to benefit from self-oriented or autonomous lifelong learning.

To complete the qualification, the student is required to pass all compulsory course units of the study plan.


Occupational profiles of graduates
The degree of "mestre" (master) in Physical Exercise and Health belongs to the education and training area of Health Sciences and Social Protection. Graduates are specialized to develop a professional activity within the profile of the programme.

Access to further studies
The degree of "mestre" allows to proceed to 3rd cycle studies, according to the diagram of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.

Graduation requirements
Graduation is obtained after completion of the total ECTS credits foreseen in the study plan.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
Examination and assessment are regulated by the IPB general regulation, available in www.ipb.pt/sa, and by the Attendance and Assessment Regulations of the School, available in www.ese.ipb.pt.
Consult this Guide under the option “The ECTS at the IPB” for information on the grading and qualification system.

Mode of study
Full-time.

Programme director
Pedro Miguel Queiros Pimenta Magalhaes (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)


Scientific areas of the study plan
Scientific AreaAcronymECTS Credits
CompulsoryOptional
Health SciencesHS16.50.0
Sport SciencesSS83.50.0
Total 
100.00.0

Course structure
YearSemTypeCodeCourse UnitScientific
Area
ECTS
Credits
11 Semestral 
 6125-520-1101-00-20 
Evaluation and Prescription of ExerciseSS9.0
11 Semestral 
 6125-520-1102-00-20 
Physiology of ExercisingSS8.0
11 Semestral 
 6125-520-1103-00-20 
Research Methodology and Data Analysis in Health and Physical ExerciseSS6.0
11 Semestral 
 6125-520-1104-00-19 
Nutrition and ExerciseHS6.0
12 Semestral 
 6125-520-1201-00-20 
Biomechanics of ExerciseSS6.0
12 Semestral 
 6125-520-1202-00-20 
Exercise PsychologyHS4.0
12 Semestral 
 6125-520-1203-00-20 
Epidemiology of Physical ActivityHS6.0
12 Semestral 
 6125-520-1204-00-19 
Exercise for the ElderlySS6.0
12 Semestral 
 6125-520-1205-00-19 
Exercise in Specific PathologiesSS/
HS
9.0
21 Semestral 
 6125-520-2101-00-20 
Thesis/Final Project/InternshipSS/
HS
40.0

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