Masters Teaching Physical Education at Elementary and Secondary Levels




DegreeMasters Semesters4 Credits120
  • Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

    The study cycle aims to promote the following learning / skills: Ensure the mastery of Educational Sciences and the interdisciplinary area of Physical Education and Sport, in terms of the critical understanding not only of the educational system, its structure and social and political dynamics, but also of the responsibility of the teacher and all participants in the educational process. Teach the disciplinary subject and stimulate its critical and autonomous use, within the scope of the Physical Education curriculum for basic and secondary education. Promote the progressive integration and accountability of students in the context of pedagogical practice. Teach and support students in the application of appropriate research methodologies to the study of school education problems: in didactics and evaluation, in the organization of the school and in its relationship with the community. Integrating the teaching methodologies there will be a fundamental concern: scientific. Scientific because every statement, every decision, every proposal does not dispense with reasoning; Because in this search and in the degree of uncertainty of the foundation itself will be found the germ of research leading to more knowledge and best practices.
  • Objectives


    Within the scope of the applicable legislation (Higher Education and Teacher Training), the Master's Degree in Physical Education Teaching in Basic and Secondary Education grants professional qualification to those levels of education (Dec.-Lei No. 43/2007, of February 22, and Despacho No. 12932/2022).
  • Career Opportunities

    Career Opportunities

    The master's degree in Physical Education Teaching in Basic and Secondary Education grants professional qualification for those teaching degrees. The duration of the study cycle is four academic semesters. The third and fourth semesters presuppose the completion of the professional internship and the preparation and public defence of the respective report.
  • Future Studies

    Future Studies

    Specialization and postgraduate programs, including 3rd cycle programs related to doctoral studies.
  • Infrastructure and Equipment

    Infrastructure and Equipment

    Campus of Universidade Lusófona/CUP Cooperating schools in the Porto Metropolitan Area (public and private).
  • Observations


    Academic Year 2023/24 1st Semester - 02/10/2023 - 31/01/2024 2nd Semester - 19/02/2024 - 12/06/2024 (The dates of the semesters may be changed, if necessary) Timetable: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 08:00am to 02:00pm (There is no after-work schedule)
Porto | Fac.Psicologia, Educação e Desporto

Current Application Dates

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Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force.
    • Application Fees
      Foreign candidates 450€
      National or equivalent candidates 173€
    • Registration Fees
      Student Insurance 45€
      Readmission 100€
      Enrollment and Registration 285€
    • Tuition
      Average monthly value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 279€
      Per ECTS 9.3€

Course Direction

Course Subdirection

André Neves Barreiros


Gisela Ribeiro

  • Telephone extension

Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior

Acreditation state
Acreditado - Deliberation
Registry number: NCE/21/2100126

Graduation Requirements

Have completed a total of 120 ECTS.
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