Sports Sciences

Bachelor's Degree

Ano Letivo 2024/2025

Course Overview

This degree course equips students with the skills to work in three major areas: exercise and health, sports training, and teaching physical expression and developing motor skills at the basic levels of education. The aim is for students to acquire a specific skill set in those areas to plan, recommend, organise and technically guide the different physical and sports activities. Students will also learn how to assess the quality of their intervention and design or implement measures for improvement.
This broad-based degree course includes practical classes with seaside, mountain and field activities in specific contexts, and may also confer students with a professional degree recognising them as sports coaches and exercise instructors.
Organic Unit: School of Health and Human Development
Duration: 6 Semesters/180 ECTS credits (165 required and 15 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese
Regime: Presencial
CNAEF Areas:
  • Sports (813)

Career Prospects

Health clubs/gyms; Sports coach at clubs, associations and sports federations; Sports coach at municipal sports complexes and facilities; Instructor for leisure sports and tourism companies; Adaptive sports coach or instructor; Physical education teacher at primary schools.

Entry Requirements

Entrance Exams

One of the following exams:
  • 02 - Biology and Geology
  • 16 - Mathematics
  • 18 - Portuguese
Formula for calculating the applications of the General Access System (CNA):
65% Média de secundário | 35% Provas de ingresso
Minimum classification of the application grade for the General Access Regime (CNA): 100
Last admission grade 2023/2024: 140.5

Access Routes and Applications

National Access Route to Higher Education (CNA)
Places available 1st phase: 54
International Students
Places available 1st phase: 16
Places available 2nd phase: 12
Over 23 Years of Age
Places available 1st phase: 4
Degree Holders
Places available 1st phase: 1
CET Holders
Places available 1st phase: nd
TeSP Holders
Places available 1st phase: nd
Special Regimes
Places available 1st phase: 1
Change of Institution/Course Pair
Places available for first year 1st phase: 2
Places for subsequent years: not subject to places
Holders of Professional Course Diploma
Places available 1st phase: 2
Places available: not subject to places

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
697.00 €
International Students
2500.00 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1050.00 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1250.00 €

Course Committee

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Contact Information

Director: Hugo Folgado []

Academic Manager: Carolina Camarinhas
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE