a Piaget Institute launch a file MA in Exercise and Health. Participants will be able to acquire in-depth skills to assess and describe exercises in a clinical context, specifically in cardiovascular, metabolic, cancer, and psychiatric and musculoskeletal diseases.
A course aimed at training professionals with academic, scientific and pedagogical competence to prescribe physical exercises, as well as to intervene in various contexts with people suffering from chronic diseases. The course will prepare students for a career in physiology.
Despite the recognition of the importance of sport and physical activity in the European Union, Eurobarometer data shows that about half of European citizens do no exercise or sport. The numbers show a gradual increase in inactivity in recent years. As a result, mortality and morbidity from physical inactivity have increased.
The new course that will be taught in Almada campusIt aims to contribute to the promotion of healthy lifestyles. The purpose is to combat sedentary lifestyle habits and control diseases resulting from physical inactivity, as well as to evaluate and prescribe exercises for both healthy and diseased populations.
To meet the needs of residents interested in the specialty, the course, which is recognized as a specialist exercise physiologist by APFE, takes place in after-hours hours and partnerships with companies have been established for integrated master’s courses, with no additional costs for students. Also of note is students’ access to a research lab equipped with modern instruments for biomechanical and physiological assessment.
One characteristic of the course is the professional skill set necessary to prepare the student for work in prescribing exercise for clinical populations, such as pregnant women, diabetics and cardiac patients; Participation in multidisciplinary health intervention teams, such as clinical exercise centers, athletic training centers, and day centers; And with supplemental training, you must be certified in some specific technique for your exercise prescription, for example, in an aquatic environment.