Academic Degree
Master's Degree
General Objectives
The generic objectives defined for the study programme focus upon whether the student has obtained the knowledge understanding and skills for the transition into professionally relevant positions. Based on the recognition that the demand for scientifically qualified staff in Sport Science/Performance Analysis is increasing, the study programme prepares the following optional areas: (1) quantitative biomechanical analysis of technique (2) qualitative biomechanical analysis of technique (3) match analysis in individual and team sports (4) analysis of technical effectiveness (5) analysis of patterns of play, tactics and strategy (6) analysis of movement, work rate and physical demands (7) analysis of movement and injury risk (8) analysis of umpire or referee decision making (9) analysis of coach behaviour (10) analysis of psychological aspects of performance such as aggression and attentional focus.
CNAEF Classification
(813) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
Career Opportunities
The graduates will accumulate abilities to focus their activity on a performance analysis at sports clubs, research institutes or rehabilitation centres. They will have possibility to supervise and develop athletes’ follow-up plans in sports clubs and research laboratories (technical documents, experimental systems, laboratory education, etc.). The graduates will be able to work as managers in Technical Departments of national and international sports organisations or in other positions directly linked to Sport Performance research. They will have the opportunity to prolong their carrier in doctoral studies. The graduates will be ready to function in the global market settings at international business entities that are responsible for sports and recreation technologies and innovations. International studies, interdisciplinary methods as well as team work will greatly contribute not only the graduates’ employability, but also will enhance and foster their readiness to start their own businesses, start-ups in the areas of creation and development of modern sports and recreational technologies.
Admission Requirements
- Holders of a bachelors degree or legal equivalent in the area of Sports Sciences or related;
- Holders of a foreign higher academic degree, resulting from a 1st cycle of studies organised according to the principles of the Bologna Process, in the area of Sports Sciences or related;
- Holders of a foreign higher academic degree recognised as meeting the objectives of the bachelors degree;
- Holders of academic, scientific or professional curriculum recognised as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle.
Selection And Ranking Criteria
- Classification of access qualification;
- Scientific curriculum;
- Professional curriculum;
- Candidates may be subjected to interview for selection and ranking.
Resolution Date
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
Accreditation Validity