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Mestrado em Fisioterapia

The Master’s degree in Physiotherapy was planned and conceived according to the core principles of the Bologna Process, particularly its conceptions of a student-centred learning process and the European Credit Transfer System, which enables the assessment of the student’s effort throughout the course. The curriculum is aimed at providing students with a deep knowledge on important areas of Physiotherapy, as well as other fields of knowledge that constitute its practice, such as functional sciences, morphological sciences, Biomechanics, Psychology, Physics, Biostatistics and Pharmacy. The first trimester of the course is common to the five existing fields of specialization; afterwards, students are distributed by the same five fields. The second year consist of an Internship and respective written Report, corresponding to a total of 30 ECTS credits.

Orthopaedic Manual Physiotherapy – this option was created to respond to the needs of Physiotherapists who wish to deepen specific competences adequate to interventions among patients with neuromusculoskeletal dysfunctions, providing a conventional and comprehensive approach to manage pain and other neuromuscular and joint symptoms of the rachis and extremities.


Número: R/A-Ef 816/2011/AL01
N.º Despacho/Portaria: Despacho n.º 1123/2017 (2.ª Série),
1º Ano
Unidade curricular Período ECTS
Exercício Terapêutico Summer Semester
Terapia Manual Ortopédica 2 Summer Semester
Investigação em Fisioterapia Winter Semester
Empreendedorismo e Gestão em Fisioterapia Winter Semester
Evaluation Of Physical Condition Winter Semester
Seminários em Fisioterapia Winter Semester
Terapia Manual Ortopédica 1 Winter Semester
Not applicable

Who should apply:

• Owners of a Bachelor Degree in Physiotherapy concluded after one or two study cycles, or other legally equivalent diploma;

• Owners of a foreign academic degree in health or allied areas, awarded after conclusion of a first cycle of studies organized according to the principles of the Bologna Process, issued by a state that adhered to this Process;

• Owners of a foreign academic degree that might be regarded, by the Technical and Scientific Council of ESTSP, as fulfilling the objectives inherent to a programme conducing to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy;

• Owners of an academic, scientific or professional resume that might be regarded, by the Technic and Scientific Council of ESTSP, as a certification of capacity to attend this master’s programme.