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Post Graduation in Thermalism and SPA

Qualification awarded (in original language)
Post Graduation in Thermalism and SPA

Level of qualification

Admission requirements

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
45 credits (ECTS). 23 weeks of study. 27 total hours of study for each credit (ECTS).

Profile of the programme
. Therapy and Rehabilitation

Key learning outcomes
The Postgraduate diploma in Thermalism and SPA is awarded to students who demonstrate the ability to: provide differentiated services in Thermal Resort and SPAs and contribute to the development of a research line linked to salutogenesis by water.

Occupational profiles of graduates

Access to further studies

Graduation requirements

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

Mode of study
Full time

Programme director
Maria Jose Goncalves Alves (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Scientific areas of the study plan
Scientific AreaAcronymECTS Credits
Manufacturing IndustriesIT5.00.0
Protection of People and PropertyPPB2.00.0
Therapy and RehabilitationTER23.00.0

Course structure
YearSemTypeCodeCourse UnitScientific
11 Semestral 
Value Generating WaterIT5.0
11 Semestral 
Innovation in ThermalismTER3.0
11 Semestral 
Water Quality. Hygiene and Safety in Thermal Resorts and SPAs. Legislation and RegulationPPB2.0
11 Semestral 
11 Semestral 
Hydrotherapy TechniquesTER2.0
12 Semestral 
12 Semestral 
Post-Graduate Final WorkTER7.0



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