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Universidade Lusófona

Master in Soccer training - from youth to high performance

Faculty of Physical Education and Sports

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Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Master | 4 Semesters | 120 ECTS

Programme Director

Professor Doutor Jorge Proença

Programme sub-director

Mestre Helena Costa


Inês Sousa

Entrance Conditions

The following may apply for the Master Programme:
a) Students who hold a bachelor degree or legal equivalent degree; primarily in the area of physical education and sport and sport science;
b) Students who hold a B.A., people who have an especially relevant school or scientific curriculum that is acknowledged as certifying capacity to obtain this study cycle by the Master Programme's Scientific Committee;
c) Students who have a school, scientific and professional curriculum that is acknowledged as certifying capacity to obtain this study cycle by the Master Programme¿s Scientific Committee.

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 120 ECTS


We search to match the need for an updated and scientifically based knowledge on a specific area of sportthe football¿from the accumulated and under construction expertise, we see in Theory and Methodology of Training, in the so designated ¿Sport Sciences¿, in the new information technologies, in the observation and in the scientific research methodology.
The knowledge of the acquisition and development of skills necessary for the trainers to perform their duties from youth sport to high performance. We aim at contributing at a national and international level, especially in the Portuguese-speaking countries, to the scientific and pedagogical training of competent and skilled coaches/trainers, enabling them to reflect, evaluate and innovate their practices of football training , putting them under perspective as a means of personal and social development.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

The course aims to promote in students the harmonious development of knowledge and skills necessary for the proper performance of the function of a football coach, from youth to high performance, namely: Using as a fundamental means of exercise training intervention;
Promote the knowledge of their specialty within the scientific, pedagogical and didactic knowledge in an integrated manner;
Specifically, it is expected that the student dominates and list the contents of the Training Theory of soccer in historical, technical, tactical and organizational plans;
It is intended that the student acquire knowledge, skills and competencies that allow them to organize and plan the process of prescribing and managing preparation training programs, control and evaluate the process of training and competition, applying critical and properly own knowledge of football.

Scientific Areas


Study Plan

1st Year/ Semester ECTS
Trainer's Competencies and TrainingFirst Semester8
First Semester4
First Semester10
First Semester8
Research Methods and TechniquesSecond Semester8
Talent Scouting and GuidanceSecond Semester5
Training and Competition Organization and PlanningSecond Semester8
Second Semester4
Second Semester5
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS
Dissertation or InternshipYearly60

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
António João Labisa Da Silva Palmeira DoctorateFull-Time
António Manuel Farinha Fonte SantaBachelorPart-Time
António Manuel Marques De Sousa Alves LopesDoctorateFull-Time
Cláudia Sofia Ferreira Correia MindericoDoctoratePart-Time
Cláudio Filipe Guerreiro FariasDoctoratePart-Time
Helena Margarida Dos Santos E CostaMasterPart-Time
João Alberto Valente Dos SantosDoctorateFull-Time
Jorge Dos Santos Proença MartinsDoctorateFull-Time
José Ferreira CuradoMasterFull-Time
José Gregório Viegas BrásDoctorateFull-Time
Paulo Jorge Rodrigues CunhaDoctoratePart-Time
Pedro Miguel Rosmaninho AleixoDoctoratePart-Time
Sofia Cristina Carreiras FonsecaDoctorateFull-Time
Victor Manuel Oliveira MaçasDoctoratePart-Time


Holders of University Degree 126 €
Early Apllications (for enrolled students only) 0 €
Holders of University Degree - Alumni 0 €
External Students 0 €
Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment and Registration175 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 225 €
Per ECTS 7,5 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force