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Universidade Lusófona

Doctorate in Physical Education and Sport

Faculty of Physical Education and Sports

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Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Doctorate | 6 Semesters | 180 ECTS

Programme Director

Professor Doutor Francisco Alberto Arruda Carreiro da Costa


Faculdade de Educação Física e Desporto - Doutoramento

Entrance Conditions

The following may apply for the Doctoral Programme:
a) People who hold a master's degree or legal equivalent degree; b) People 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 Doctoral Programme's Scientific Committee;
c) People who have a school, scientific and professional curriculum that is acknowledged as certifying capacity to obtain this study cycle by the Doctoral Programme¿s Scientific Committee.

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 180 ECTS


The main goal of the of study programme leading to the degree of Doctor of Physical Education and Sport is the production of knowledge by conducting original research in this area, through a multi-paradigmatic perspective and methodology, focusing on a global and integrated vision of the Physical Education and Sport Sciences. The total workload of the course would amount to 3 years full time. A Doctor of Physical Education and Sport should still be able to communicate with their peers and with society in general about their area of expertise, and to promote in academic and professional contexts, scientific, social and cultural progresses in a society based on knowledge.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

With the award of the degree of Doctor of Physical Education and sport, students must: To demonstrate a systematic knowledge in one specialty of the Doctorate programme in Physical Education and Sport (¿Teaching of Physical Education and Sport¿ or ¿Physical Activity and Health ") and master models, methodologies and research techniques associated with this area of knowledge and to their specialties;

To display the ability to conceive, design and deliver a significant and innovative research in Physical Education and Sport; To contribute, through original research, to expand the frontiers of the knowledge in Physical Education and Sport, which is recognized by the publication of research outputs in international journals with referees;

To show competences that could enable their integration in different professional or academic contexts as promoters and holders of high specialization.

Scientific Areas

Desporto | Ciências da educação | Saúde

Study Plan

1st Year/ Semester ECTS
Seminar `Lectures in Physical Education, Sport and Health¿First Semester15
Thesis ProjectSecond Semester30
1st Year/ Teaching of Physical Education and SportSemester ECTS
Advanced Studies in Teaching of Physical Education and SportFirst Semester15
1st Year/ Physical Activity and HealthSemester ECTS
Advanced Studies on Physical Activity and HealthFirst Semester15
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS
Thesis IYearly60
3rd Year/ Semester ECTS
Thesis IIYearly60

Teaching staff

Teachers, Academic Degree and Dedication time
LecturerAcademic DegreesDedication time
António João Labisa Da Silva Palmeira DoctorateFull-Time
António Manuel Marques De Sousa Alves LopesDoctorateFull-Time
Diana De Aguiar Pereira Dos SantosDoctoratePart-Time
Francisco Alberto Arruda Carreiro Da CostaAgréggationFull-Time
Francisco Alberto Ramos LeitãoDoctorateFull-Time
João Alberto Valente Dos SantosDoctorateFull-Time
João Filipe Da Silva Figueira MartinsDoctorateFull-Time
João Jorge Comédias HenriquesDoctorateFull-Time
João Manuel Cunha Da Silva AbrantesDoctorateFull-Time
Jorge Dos Santos Proença MartinsDoctorateFull-Time
José Gregório Viegas BrásDoctorateFull-Time
Juan Luis Hernandez AlvarezDoctoratePart-Time
Luís Fernandes MonteiroDoctoratePart-Time
Luís Miguel Rosado Da Cunha MassuçaDoctorateFull-Time
Maria Helena Regalo Da FonsecaDoctoratePart-Time
Marlene Nunes Da SilvaDoctoratePart-Time
Raquel Maria Dos Santos Barreto Sajara MadeiraDoctorateFull-Time
Ricardo SilvestreDoctoratePart-Time
Sofia Cristina Carreiras FonsecaDoctorateFull-Time


Early Apllications (for enrolled students only) 0 €
External Students 0 €
Holders of Foreign Higher Education 300 €
Holders of University Degree 126 €
Holders of University Degree - Alumni 0 €
Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment and Registration265 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 253,2 €
Per ECTS 8,44 €

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