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2nd Cycle in Teaching Physical Education in the Basic and Secondary School System

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The Cycle Studies in Teaching Physical Education in Primary and Secondary Education aims to award the master's degree, which enables to teach Physical Education and Sport in those levels of education. The objectives of this Cycle of Studies are:

Strive for the qualification of teaching physical education

Educate competent professionals committed to the tenets of the profession.

contribute to the renewal of physical education pedagogy and to updating the bases of legitimacy of physical education and sport as means
and contents of education.

Fields of Specialization

Teacher education

Professional Abilities

The degree of master in the art of Teaching Physical Education in Primary and Secondary Education requires:
A deep level of expertise in the fields of sport sciences that support the teaching of Physical Education and Sports;
Ability to apply knowledge and solve complex problems inherent to the
specialized activity of teaching Physical Education and Sports;
Knowledge and ability to adopt an investigative stance in professional performance based on understanding and critical analysis of relevant educational research;
• Ability to think and act with a sense of responsibility about the ethical and civic issues related to teaching;
• Sensitivity and openness of mind to be aware and understand the major problems of the contemporary world and the consequent impact on the educational system and the educational community;
• Ability to assess, support and justify ones intervention in a clear and unambiguous;
Skills that enable, autonomously, seeking learning resources and continue to learn throughout life.

Employment Prospects

Physical Education teacher in Primary and Secondary Education


Duration of the Program

The normal duration of the course is four semesters, including in the third and fourth semesters the completion of a student teaching praticum and preparation and public defense of the respective report.

Overall schedule

Classes will be held from monday to friday in daytime.

Place of activities

The activities take place at the Faculty of Sport, St. Dr. Plácido Costa 91, 4200-450 Porto.
The student teaching and some of the early teaching experiences take place in cooperating schools.



a)  Oral and written proficiency of Portuguese language

b) Degree in Physical Education and Sport or legal equivalent, or a qualification recognized by the
Scientific Comitee of FADEUP, pursuant to Decree-Law n º 43/2007 of 22 February.

General information

Official Code: 6454
Director: Paula Maria Leite Queirós
Acronym: EEFEBS
Academic Degree: Master
Type of course/cycle of study: Masters Degree
Start: 2009/2010
Duration: 4 Semesters

Study Plan


  • Master's Degree in Teaching of Physical Education in Primary and Secondary Education. (120 ECTS credits)
  • Curso de Mestrado em Bases do Ensino da Educação Física e Desporto (72 ECTS credits)

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