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Doctoral Degree
Faculty of Human Kinetics
Time period 
Day time
Data de Acreditação A3ES 
Prazo de Acreditação A3ES 
6 anos
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Number 
R/A-CR 49/2022
Official Portuguese Code (DGES) Registration Date 



The PhD in Human Motricity aims to train specialists at the highest level in the study of human movement, in multiple dimensions of analysis, valuing multidisciplinary optics and methodologies. It is oriented towards the in-depth understanding of the production processes of human movement, from a biopsychosocial perspective. The object of study also intersects, from an Anglo-Saxon perspective, with the Science of Human Movement (Human Movement Science) or Kinesiology.
In a generic way, it can be said that it involves the study of the processes of control and production of movement, the study of the conditions that support the action, the behavioral plasticity of the organism and, eventually, its modification over time by maturational processes, by specific intervention effects and contextual circumstances. The adaptation of movement to circumstantial conditions and the effect of interfering psychosocial variables on action are still specific interests of this doctoral area.


a) To demonstrate critical and systematic knowledge in one of the areas of Kinesiology (Doctoral Specialties) andmaster the associated research techniques, models and methods, considering the processes of control, organizationand learning;
b) To demonstrate critical ability to conceive, design and carry out significant research in Kinesiology
c) To produce, through original research, a contribution that expands the frontier of knowledge in Kinesiology, and thatis recognized in publications with a high scientific impact;
d) To develop and demonstrate skills that allow integration in different professional or academic contexts as promotersof progress, innovation and holders of high specialization;
e) To demonstrate the ability to communicate with their peers, and with society in general in the area of specialization,and to promote scientific, social and cultural advancement in a knowledge-based society.

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