Bachelor's Degree in Sport Sciences

General Objectives of the Course

The degree program in Sport Sciences aims to give its students solid scientific knowledge in the fundamental physical activity as well in sport sciences. Graduates are expected to acquire general education training practice, self-learning capacity, basic educational research skills as well as school management competence

Admission Requirements

One of the following tests: Biology and Geology (02) or Portuguese (18) or Mathematics (16).

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Professional Goals

a) applied research in the sciences of physical activity and sport sciences, b) development of sports policies, c) orientation of municipal sport programs, d) management of cultural and sporting community, e) managerial and organizations public and private leisure, f) and sociocultural animation sociodesportiva g) orientation of the sport or the juvenile eescolar h) athletic training; i) orientation programs for fitness and health education.

Mode of Study

The course is taught full time or part-to-face, classroom based and daytime

Teaching / Evaluation language(s)


Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

As 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.

Course Coordinator(s)

Raúl Agostinho Simões Martins

ECTS Departmental Coordinator(s)

José Pedro Leitão Ferreira

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applies the provisions of Article 45 of Decree-Law 74/2006 of 24 March, with the wording amended by Decree-Law No 107/2008 of 25 June

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

The qualifications framework is in Decree-Law No. 74/2006, dated March 24, amended by Decree-Law No. 107/2008, of June 25, and Decree-Law No. 230/2009 of September 14

Graduation Requirements

The course of study lasts for six semesters, corresponding to 180 ECTS.

Access to Further Studies

The qualification gives access to further academic training, namely second cycle studies.

Study Programme

Bachelor's Degree in Sport Sciences

Academic year

Course Type
1st Cycle Studies

DGES Code: 9707

Qualification Awarded: Licenciado

Duration: 3 Year(s)

ECTS Credits: 180.0


Call for Applications


1st Semester
Start date: 16-09-2019
End date: 21-12-2019
2nd Semester
Start date: 10-02-2020
End date: 30-05-2020


Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
2013-05-08 a 2019-05-07
Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior