Master Degree in Sports Medicine
General Objectives of the CourseTo train doctors and dentists of Sports Medicine, so that they can evaluate athletes and others dedicated to Sports and Physical Activity. This Master aims to provide theoretical and practical contents in the scope of sports medicine and physical activity, with strong clinical and health care motivations, as well as allowing the development of research in this area. It favors the understanding of biological phenomena arising from a certain level of physical performance, as well as the most relevant organic adaptations. Develops clinical aspects arising from sports, referencing different structures, organs and organic systems, providing the specifics of the clinical history, semiotic exploration, diagnostic development, additional exams, therapeutics and prognosis (functional and vital). It also aims to promote health education, considering the physical activity as a therapeutic element in multiple diseases.
Candidates to the master’s degree may be:
a) holders of a Bachelor’s degree or legal equivalent;
b) holders of a foreign higher academic degree, that was awarded after accomplishing a 1st cycle of studies, which should be structured according to the principles of the Bologna Process in an adhering country to this Process;
c) holders of a foreign higher academic degree that is recognized to meet the objectives of the Bachelor’s degree by the legal competent Scientific Council of the Higher Education Institution to which they want to be admitted.
d) holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum, which is recognized as attesting the capacity to accomplish this cycle of studies by the legal competent Scientific Council of the Higher Education Institution to which they want to be admitted.
Candidates should check the admission requirements available on this site, in addition to the information provided here.
Professional GoalsSports Medicine Practice
Mode of StudyThe course is delivered in full time or part time attendance and daytime schedule
Teaching / Evaluation language(s)Portuguese
Examination Regulations, Assessment and GradingAs assessment is a pedagogical activity inseparable from the teaching process, its aim is to establish the students' competencies and knowledge, their critical sense, ability to recognize and resolve problems, as well as their written and oral presentation skills. Students may only register for exams for classes they are currently registered for under the terms of number 6 of article 4 of the University of Coimbra Pedagogical Policy. The following are examples of assessment items: Oral or written exams, written or practical work, individual and group projects that may require an oral defense, as well as class participation. Assessment for each class may include one or more of the above mentioned items. Grading is based on a scale of 0 to 20 and a grade of 10 is required to pass. Whenever assessment includes more than one item, the final grade is calculated by taking into account the relative weight of each item according to a formula published in the course outline under the terms of number 2 of article 7 of the UC Pedagogical Policy.
Learning Objectives and Intended SkillsThis Master aims to provide theoretical and practical contents in the scope of sports medicine and physical activity, with strong clinical and health care motivations, as well as allowing the development of research in this area.
Knowledge are focused on Sport in the courses of Physiology, Nutrition, Pharmacology, Pulmonology, Cardiology, Psychology, Neurotraumatology, Ortho-traumatology, rehabilitation and Seminars (in Dermatology, Urology,
Ophthalmology, Endocrinology and Exercise Prescription) - 10 courses with lectures, theoretical-practical and practical lessons.
Skills acquired in this Master are recognized by the Portuguese Medical Association and the Portuguese College of Sport Medicine since the postgraduate training made in the first two semesters (60 ECTS) is considered by the
Medical - Specialty College of Sports Medicine, as one of the necessary elements for admission to examination in the specialty of Sports Medicine. Students are also encouraged to attend medical and surgical services with linked
with Sport. On the other hand, many of the students are already doctors of sports clubs and improve their training and others with this Master are admitted in the clubs; students also gain eligibility for medical and sports exam.
Students acquire skills necessary to the function of Sports Medicine. They are able to make the prevention, diagnosis and treatment in Sports Medicine and related areas, being also able to rationally promote physical exercise as a mandatory therapy.
Each module promotes knowledge, skills and competences through lectures in the classrooms and problem-based teaching or clinical cases, with a final evaluation in each module. The final grade takes into account these parameters, serving as effective measurement.
João José Carreiro Pascoa Pinheiro
ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)
Maria Joana Lima Barbosa Melo
Recognition of Prior LearningRecognition of prior learning is carried out in accordance with the Academic Regulation of the University of Coimbra.
Qualification Requirements and RegulationsThe legal framework for the qualification is established by the decrees: Decree-Law no. 74/2006, 24th March, amended and republished by the decree: DL no 107/2008, 25th June; Ordinance no. 782/2009, 23rd de July.
The Master's degree requires the successful completion of all units of study in the study plan, as well as a dissertation or the stage, totalling 120 ECTS.
Access to Further StudiesThe Master’s degree in Sports Medicine will be achieved when the student obtains 120 ECTS. The course duration is 4 semesters. After obtaining a Master's degree it is possible to advance to the third cycle of studies or PhD.
2nd Cycle Studies - Advanced Specialisation Master Programme
DGES Code: 6652
Qualification Awarded: Mestre
Duration: 2 Year(s)
ECTS Credits: 120.0
Category: Advanced specialization second cycle
Call for Applications
- 1st Semester
Start date: 12-09-2022
End date: 17-12-2022
- 2nd Semester
Start date: 06-02-2023
End date: 20-05-2023
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