Sports Sciences

Bachelor's Degree

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: Escola de Saúde e Desenvolvimento Humano
Duration: 6 Semesters/180 ECTS credits (165 required and 15 optional in curricular units)
Language: Portuguese
Regime: Day classes

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

Classificações Mínimas 
Nota de Candidatura: 95 pontos 
Provas de Ingresso: 95 pontos

Fórmula de Cálculo 
Média do secundário: 65% 
Provas de ingresso: 35%

Last admission grade 2020/2021: 137,1

Access Routes and Applications

National Access Route to Higher Education (CNA)
Places available: 54
International Students
Places available: 18
Over 23 Years of Age
Places available: 4
Degree Holders
Places available: 4
CET Holders
Places available: 1
TeSP Holders
Places available: nd
Change of Institution/Course Pair
Places available for first year: 5
Places for subsequent years: not subject to places
Professional and Artistic Routes of Secundary Education
Places available: nd
Places available: not subject to places

Study Plan

Tuition Fees

Annual Tuition Fees

Students from EU countries
697 €
International Students
2500 €
International Students with Merit Scholarships
1050 €
International Students with Cooperation and Development Grants
1250 €

Course Department



Contact Information

Director: Hugo Folgado []

Academic Manager: Maria Leonor Teixeira
Academic Services (online): SAC.ONLINE