Accreditation of the Study Program
Accredited for 6 years
Publication Date: 10-04-2018
Study Program Evaluation
Sttudy Program self-evaliation report (in portuguese)
This Bachelor’s degree pursues the general goal of graduating in Sport, Fitness and Wellness. It is a 1st cycle course with 6 semesters (180 ECTS), whose main objective is to train qualified and specialized professionals who can act with competence and commitment in a rapidly expanding sector, with urgent needs of qualified human resources :
- at the level of gymnasiums and academies, in physical activities in the areas of fitness;
- in personalized training (PT);
- in physical evaluation and physical exercise prescription;
- in the technical direction of gymnasiums;
- in physical activity for recreation and leisure, focusing on the promotion of health and well-being.
Career Opportunities and Employability
Gymnasiums and academies, fitness and wellness centers, health clubs, public administration institutions and rehabilitation clinics are the natural market for holders of a Bachelor’s degree in Sport, Fitness and Wellness, who are qualified to conduct, among others, the following tasks:
Teaching specific fitness and wellness activities, such as:
bodybuilding, localized, water aerobics, cardiofitness, step, indoor cycling, body & mind, crosstraining, swimming, pilates;
Providing physical condition assessments and exercise prescription in different populations, including children, pregnant women, the elderly and people with chronic diseases;
Developing personalized training programs to maintain and improve the physical condition and well-being of young people and adults;
Leading teams for the development and monitoring of programs to promote the health and well-being of the population, and public health surveillance;
Conducting the technical direction of gymnasiums and academies, fitness and wellness centers, and health clubs;
Teaching in Curriculum Enrichment Activities (AEC) - Physical and Sports Activity, 1st Cycle of Basic Education (cf. Dispatch no. 14460/2008).
What makes this course different?
The degree in Sport, Fitness and Wellness at IPMAIA provides a full professional and personal development for students, enhanced by the academic relationship with highly qualified teachers, with a strong connection to the world of sports organizations, in the context of an excellent Academic Campus. National students will be able to contact with colleagues from different nationalities, cultures and visions, and may also benefit from incentives for international exchange programs.