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Healthy Lifestyles and Exercise

Code: PAFS204     Acronym: PAFS204

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Social Science

Instance: 2021/2022 - 2S

Active? Yes
Course/CS Responsible: PHD Physical Activity and Health

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
PDAFS 13 Plano do Programa de Doutoramento PDAFS 1 - 6 40 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Jorge Augusto Pinto Silva Mota

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical and practical : 4,00
Seminar: 1,34
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical and practical Totals 1 4,00
Jorge Augusto Pinto Silva Mota 2,00
Maria Paula Maia dos Santos 0,80
Maria Paula Monteiro Pinheiro da Silva 0,40
André Filipe Teixeira e Seabra 0,80
Seminar Totals 1 1,34
Jorge Augusto Pinto Silva Mota 1,34

Teaching language



Provide students the theoretical foundations on the determinants of physical activity and its interaction with health.

Learning outcomes and competences

-Knowledge development/aquisicion

-Knowledge use on practical situations/field interventios

Working method



1st module
Contents: General approach to the determinants of physical activity
1. Determinants of physical activity
2. personal Factors
3. social factors
4. environmental Factors
-Public and Private Spaces / accessibility
Influence of peers

2nd module
Contents: Models and Methods of Evaluation and intervention in the Promotion of Physical Activity
1. Methods for assessing physical activity
-Indirect Methods
2 - Models of intervention in promoting physical activity
- Theories of health promotion and physical activity: individual theories, interpersonal theories and models of community intervention.
- Strategies for the promotion of individual activity
- Context of Community
- Ecological Perspective ty
- Planning, and evaluation of interventions implementation

Mandatory literature

Santos et al; BMC Public Health. 13 (1):584. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-584. 2013., BMC Public Health. 13 (1):584. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-13-584. 2013.
Marques et al; Response of bone mineral density, inflammatory cytokines, and biochemical bone markers to a 32-week combined loading exercise program in older men and women, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. 57(2):226-233., 2013

Complementary Bibliography

Kohl III, Harol W. (Bill); Foundations of physical activity and public health. ISBN: 978-0-7360-8710-0 (there is none)

Comments from the literature

There is no specific bibliography. It is mentioned and suggested during the seminar presentations

Teaching methods and learning activities

Interactive seminars

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation without final exam

Assessment Components

designation Weight (%)
Trabalho escrito 100,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

designation Time (hours)
Trabalho escrito 50,00
Elaboração de relatório/dissertação/tese 22,00
Frequência das aulas 40,00
Estudo autónomo 50,00
Total: 162,00

Eligibility for exams


Calculation formula of final grade

Assessment of written work along with oral presentation and defense.

Examinations or Special Assignments

Individual work more article of critical analysis of literature.

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