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Msc Exercise and Health in Special Populations

CoordinatorJosé Pedro Ferreira, PhD.
ObjectivesThis degree programme aims to encourage scientific training in the fields of health prevention and psychological well-being by participating in regular physical practice, in groups with special needs, which have more tendency for a sedentary way of living. A postgraduate or specialisation student should: acknowledge exercise and adapted physical activity as important means of health and psychological well-being prevention and improvement of groups with special needs; understand the contribution of physical exercise for the health and well-being of populations with special needs, by knowing the guiding lines of the application of physical improvement programmes in those populations; be familiar with the training didactic techniques of adapted sports activities, specifically fit for each kind of disability and also the awareness of the most important physical qualities in performance, in health and in the well-being of those special populations; develop prescriptive, organisational and interventive abilities when planning adapted physical and sports activities.
Access to further studiesThe qualification gives access to further academic training, namely third cycle studies.
Admission Requirements

a) Holders of the licenciado degree or legal equivalent;

b) holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a 1st cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State that has adhered to this Process;

c) holders of a foreign higher education academic degree that is recognized as meeting the objectives of the licenciado degree by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education;

d) holders of an academic, scientific or professional curriculum vitae that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education.

Numerus Clausus20
Duration180 ECTS
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