The Research Unit for Sport and Physical Activity (CIDAF-UC) is a member of the consortium of research units bound to the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research (III-UC).
The Center of Biokinetic Studies (CEB) was created in 1996 as a multidisciplinar research unit. Adopting as a philosophy of action a multimethod perspective, oriented for the research of sport and physical activity while expression of human development and promotion of health, CEB benefits from a big diversity of academic and scientific specializations and the collaboration of researchers of other Faculties and research units of the University of Coimbra.
CEB ran to the contest for new research units financed triennially by the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) and obtained the classification of "Very Good"
the area of Health Sciences and obtained support by the
program of re-equipment of Laboratories. From 2004 to 2008 was financed by the program of plurianual financing.
In November of 2009, the research unit changed its name to Research Unit for Sport and Physical Activity (CIDAF-UC) so it could associate more effectively with the Laboratory of the Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education of the University of Coimbra.
Pav III, University stadium of Coimbra
Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education
University of Coimbra
Manuel João Coelho e Silva, PhD, Professor Associated (Coordinator)
Amândio Manuel Cupido dos Santos, PhD, Professor Auxiliar (Vice-Coordinator)
Maria de Fátima Leal Rosado, graduate (Technician and secretary)
Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education of the University of Coimbra
Research Unit for Sport and Physical Activity
Estádio Universitário de Coimbra
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