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Physiotherapy - Spec. of Human Movement


The Master's Degree in Physiotherapy - Specialization of Human Movement comprises 120 ECTS and is organized into five learning modules: Evaluation and analysis of human movement; Evaluation and analysis of human mobility and related activities; Therapeutic intervention by movement, research and evidence-based practice and dissertation/original project. The curriculum combines courses essentially in physiotherapy area, biological sciences, social sciences and humanities and exact sciences that connect areas of knowledge in human movement, with a scientific dissertation or or original project work, especially designed to the objectives of the course.


This MSc is meant for: holders of a degree in physiotherapy or legal equivalent; Foreign citizens who fulfill the conditions laid down in the preceding paragraph, provided that they have obtained the bachelor's degree, equivalency or recognition of a degree for the purposes of further studies; holders of a foreign academic degree conferred after a first cycle of studies in physiotherapy, organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this process, and holders of an academic, scientific relevant or professional capacity for the registration and enrollment in the Master of Physiotherapy in the specialized area of ​​human movement, ie: Being physiotherapist with a minimum of five years in the profession and tholding a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy or legal equivalent in another field.


  • Develop knowledge and understanding to a deeper level on the measurement and analysis of human movement and mobility and related activities; measurement and evaluation of outcomes of therapeutic intervention in human mobility by movement and related activities; performance or execution of systematic intervention methodologies centered on movement, posture or activities in order to prevent or treat disability, improve function, reduce risk, optimize overall health and improve physical fitness and well-being;

  • Provide the knowledge and skills to adopt evidence-based practice;

  • Deepen the understanding of research methods, design and analysis;

  • Provide opportunity to deepen knowledge and ability to enable and form the basis of developments or unique applications in the context of applied research focused on measurement, evaluation and intervention by the movement.

Course Director: Luís Cavalheiro

E-mail: luisc@estescoimbra.pt


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