Bachelor's Degree in Sport Sciences

The work developed by a student during one academic year, according to the indicative plan of the course and on a full time basis, totals 60 ECTS.


Study Programme

Course unit title Year Regime Type Subject area ECTS credits
Auxology and Kinanthropology 1 1st Semester Compulsory SS 4.5
General Human Physiology I 1 1st Semester Compulsory PAS 4.5
History of Education 1 1st Semester Compulsory PES 4.5
Kineanthropology 1 1st Semester Compulsory PAS 4.5
Kinesiology I 1 1st Semester Compulsory PAS 4.5
Practical Sports I - Gymnastics 1 1st Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
Practical Studies I - Rugby 1 1st Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
Practical Studies I - Swimming 1 1st Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
Practical Studies I - Skating 1 1st Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
Pratical Studies I - Athletics 1 1st Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
Pratical Studies I - Portuguese Traditional Games 1 1st Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
General Human Physiology II 1 2nd Semester Compulsory PAS 4.5
Introduction to Statistics 1 2nd Semester Compulsory PAS 4.5
Kinesiology II 1 2nd Semester Compulsory PAS 4.5
Motor Development and Adaptation 1 2nd Semester Compulsory PAS 4.5
Practical Studies II - Aerobic 1 2nd Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
Practical Studies II - Canoeing 1 2nd Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
Practical Studies II - Football 1 2nd Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
Practical Studies II - Volleiball 1 2nd Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
Pratical Studies II - Capoeira 1 2nd Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
Pratical Studies II - Climbing 1 2nd Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
Sociology of Education 1 2nd Semester Compulsory PES 4.5
Course unit title Year Regime Type Subject area ECTS credits
Biomechanics 2 1st Semester Compulsory PAS 4.5
Integrated Teaching in Physical Education 2 1st Semester Compulsory PES 4.5
Motor Control and Learning 2 1st Semester Compulsory PAS 4.5
Pedagogy of Sports 2 1st Semester Compulsory PES 4.5
Physiology of Exercise 2 1st Semester Compulsory PAS 4.5
Practical Studies III - Basketball 2 1st Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
Practical Studies III - Orienteering 2 1st Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
Practical Studies III - Handball 2 1st Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
Practical Studies III - Tennis 2 1st Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
Pratical Studies III - Judo 2 1st Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
Pratical Studies III - Rowing 2 1st Semester Compulsory PES 1.25
Exercise Biochemistry 2 2nd Semester Compulsory PAS 6.0
Exercise Prescription 2 2nd Semester Compulsory PAS 6.0
Methods of Physical Condition 2 2nd Semester Compulsory SS 6.0
Sports for Children and Youth 2 2nd Semester Compulsory SS 6.0
Teaching Practice 2 2nd Semester Compulsory PES 6.0
Option Rule
Course unit title Year Regime Type Subject area ECTS credits
Analysis of Educational Organisations 3 1st Semester Compulsory PES 4.0
Analysis of the Teaching Process 3 1st Semester Compulsory PES 4.0
Educational and Sports Gerontology 3 1st Semester Compulsory SS 4.0
Organisation of Leisure Activities 3 1st Semester Compulsory SS 4.0
Sport and Exercise in Special Populations 3 1st Semester Compulsory SS 4.0
Sports Psychology 3 1st Semester Compulsory SS 4.0
Curricular Development 3 2nd Semester Compulsory PES 4.0
Nutrition and Sports 3 2nd Semester Compulsory SS 4.0
Planning and Periodisation of Training 3 2nd Semester Compulsory SS 6.0
Sports Organisation and Management 3 2nd Semester Compulsory SS 4.0
Training Methodology of Young Athletes 3 2nd Semester Compulsory SS 6.0
Option Sport I - Combat Sports 3 1st Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Option Sport I - Recreation 3 1st Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Option Sport I - Swimming 3 1st Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Option Sport I – Skating/Roller Hokey 3 1st Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Optional Sport I - Basketball 3 1st Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Optional Sport I - Hydro 3 1st Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Optional Sport I - Sport and Exercise for Special Groups 3 1st Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Optional Sport I: Gymnastics 3 1st Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Optional Sports I - Football 3 1st Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Sport option I - Canoeing 3 1st Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Sports Option I - Climbing 3 1st Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Option Sport II - Climbing 3 2nd Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Option Sport II - Combat Sports 3 2nd Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Option Sport II - Football 3 2nd Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Option Sport II - Swimming 3 2nd Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Option Sport II – Recreation 3 2nd Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Optional Sport II - Basketball 3 2nd Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Optional Sport II - Hydro 3 2nd Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Optional Sport II - Sport and Exercise for Special Groups 3 2nd Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Optional Sport II – Skating/Roller Hokey 3 2nd Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Optional Sport II: Gymnastics 3 2nd Semester Elective * SS 6.0
Sport option II - Canoeing 3 2nd Semester Elective * SS 6.0

The optional course units are offered on a yearly basis, depending on the availability of the Organic Unit