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Universidade Lusófona do Porto

Bachelor in Physical Education and Sport

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A3ES Decision

Accredited - A3ES Decision

Date of the Board Decision



R/A-Cr 11/2012

Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Bachelor |6 Semesters |180 ECTS

Programme Director

Prof. Doutora Inês Marques Aleixo

Programme sub-director

Prof. Doutor José Pedro Guimarães


Gisela Ribeiro

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 180 ECTS


Assuming as objectives those legally defined for 1st Cycle Courses, it is intended that the Degree in Physical Education and Sport qualifies its students for the competent performance of professional practice in the field of Sports Training and Exercise and Well-Being (for students who choose these two branches), and create conditions for the completion of the 2nd Cycle in the Training of Physical Education Teachers (Branch of Physical Education and School Sports)

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

Apply the knowledge of your specialty in professional activity in the context of scientific, pedagogical and didactic knowledge. Be able to reflect, evaluate practices and redefine them if necessary.

Equipments and venues

Universidade Lusófona do Porto offers a variety of resources to support learning, from physical resources (classrooms with multimedia equipment, library, ICT resources, pedagogical and scientific equipment, support rooms for tutorial guidance and technological work center).
With regard to specific facilities for the teaching of Curricular Units of a practical nature, such as Football Field, Multidisciplinary and Monodisciplinary Pavilions, Swimming Pool, Tennis Courts, etc.) are guaranteed through protocols with the Municipality of Vila Nova de Gaia, Porto City Hall and Sports Clubs of reference.

Further Studies

Students will be able to proceed to 2nd cycle studies | Master's degree in a specialization area of your preference in the field of Sport, with the 2nd Cycle available at Universidade Lusófona do Porto | Master in Exercise and Health and Sports Training in Football.

Occupacional Profiles

The 1st Cycle | Degree in Physical Education and Sport:
i) Enables the exercise of the role of teacher of physical activity and sports in the context of curriculum enrichment activities - AECS (Order No. 12 591/2006 (2nd grade)).
ii) Qualifies to obtain the Professional Title of Coach / Physical Exercise issued by the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (IPDJ), a necessary condition for professional performance in gyms, gyms or health clubs (Law No. 39/2012, August 28).
iii) It is recognized by the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (IPDJ) as equivalent to the general training component (grades I and II) to obtain the Professional Title of Sports Coach (TPTD), necessary for the coach functions.

Additionally, for ULP students who have completed the 1st cycle of studies in Physical Education and Sport, Sports Training- Football Branch, the training for a Grade I Football coach (UEFA-C) and General Training for Grade II football coach (UEFA- B partial), with favorable opinion from the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF) and approved by the Portuguese Institute of Sport and Youth (IPDJ).

Scientific Areas



Study Plan

1st Year/ Semester ECTS
History Of Physical Education and SportsFirst Semester4
Option IFirst Semester4
Sport PedagogyFirst Semester4
First Semester5
First Semester3
First Semester3
First Semester4
First Semester3
Data AnalysisSecond Semester4
Option IISecond Semester3
Sports SociologySecond Semester4
Second Semester4
Second Semester3
Second Semester4
Second Semester4
Second Semester4
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS
Nutrition and Physical ActivityFirst Semester4
Option IIIFirst Semester4
Teaching Strategies and TechniquesFirst Semester5
First Semester5
First Semester4
First Semester3
First Semester2
First Semester3
Option IVSecond Semester4
Physiology of EffortSecond Semester5
Second Semester3
Second Semester3
Second Semester5
Second Semester2
Second Semester4
Second Semester4
3rd Year/ Semester ECTS
Organization and Management of SportFirst Semester4
Theory and Methodology of Sports TrainingFirst Semester5
First Semester3
First Semester3
Sport PsychologySecond Semester4
Second Semester3
Second Semester4
Second Semester4

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
Alcina Manuela De Oliveira MartinsAgréggationFull-Time
André Neves BarreirosDoctoratePart-Time
Carlos Eduardo Da Silva TeixeiraDoctorateFull-Time
Catarina Paula Leandro De Sousa SilvaDoctoratePart-Time
Fernando Manuel Paulo CunhaDoctoratePart-Time
Inês Sofia Marques AleixoDoctorateFull-Time
João Manuel Ferreira RibeiroDoctoratePart-Time
José Pedro Dos Santos GuimarãesDoctorateFull-Time
Lucimere BohnDoctorateFull-Time
Manuela Sofia Saraiva Da CostaDoctorateFull-Time
Rui Jorge De Abreu VelosoDoctoratePart-Time
Rui Pedro Modas PachecoMasterPart-Time
Sandra Marlene Ribeiro De AbreuDoctorateFull-Time
Susana Maria Gonçalves CarrapatosoDoctorateFull-Time


Admission for Undergraduates 175 €
Change Course 75 €
Holders of University Degree 175 €
International student 255 €
International student 255 €
Readmission 75 €
Registration245 €
Student Insurance45 €
Enrollment260 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 340,2 €
Per ECTS 11,34 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force