Postgraduate Training

Master's Degree

Master's study cycles in Physiotherapy*:

  • Master in Physiotherapy - School of Health of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria
    Area of Specialisation in Paediatric Physiotherapy
    Area of Expertise in Physiotherapy Prescription Physical Exercise
    Accreditation by A3ES - Total number of ECTS: 120
  • Masters in Physiotherapy - ESSAlcoitão - Escola Superior de Saúde do Alcoitão
    Area of specialisation in Neurofunctional Physiotherapy
    Specialisation area in Physiotherapy in Musculoskeletal Conditions
    Specialisation area in Physiotherapy in Pelvic and Women's Health
    Accreditation by A3ES - Total number of ECTS: 120
  • Masters Course in Physiotherapy - Instituto Politécnico de Saúde do Norte - Tâmega e Sousa Higher School of Health Technologies
    Area of specialisation in Cervical and Temporomandibular Dysfunctions
    Area of expertise in Neurology
    Area of expertise in Cardiorespiratory
    Accreditation by A3ES - Total number of ECTS: 120
  • Master in Physiotherapy - Lisbon School of Health Technology - Instituto Politécnico De Lisboa
    Specialisation area of Neurological Physiotherapy
    Specialisation area of Active Aging and Physiotherapy
    Specialist area of Physiotherapy in Women's Health
    Accreditation by A3ES - Total number of ECTS: 120


Doctorate in Physiotherapy*:

  • PhD in Physiotherapy - Faculty of Sport of the University of Porto (FADEUP), in partnership with the School of Health of the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ESS)
    Accreditation by A3ES - Total number of ECTS: 180

*Corresponds to the information sent by the Higher Education Institutions. There may be occasional divergences or delays in certain updates of the information available on this page. The Order of Physiotherapists does not guarantee its accuracy, nor is it responsible for the accidental reproduction of incorrect data.

Pedro Maciel Barbosa

Specialist physiotherapist at the Matosinhos Local Health Unit Sub-coordinator for Primary Health Care, Matosinhos Local Health Unit Visiting Assistant Professor at the Porto School of Health Member of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for Health - SNS Member of the General Council of the Order of Physiotherapists

Carlos Sand

Carlos Areia has been a physiotherapist since 2013, and has worked in various hospitals, clinics and clubs in both Portugal and the UK. He began his academic career at Oxford University in 2016, where he led a clinical trial comparing physiotherapy vs surgery in anterior cruciate injuries in 32 hospitals in England. In 2018 she moved to the neurosciences department, where she developed her own studies on remote monitoring of vital signs, which were implemented during the pandemic. Here he discovered his passion for data, and in 2022, he joined Digital Science as a Data Scientist. He completed his PhD earlier this year, and has more than 60 publications in journals such as The Lancet, BMJ, Cochrane, among others. He is also an honorary lecturer at Oxford Brookes University and a consultant in clinical research.

Eduardo José Brazete Carvalho Cruz

PhD in Physiotherapy from the University of Brighton, UK. Post-Doctorate in Epidemiology from the National School of Public Health at the New University of Lisbon.
Coordinator of the Studies and Planning Office of the Order of Physiotherapists. Coordinating Professor of the Physiotherapy Department of the School of Health of the Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal (ESS-IPS). President of the ESS-IPS Technical-Scientific Council. Coordinator of the Physiotherapy Department at ESS-IPS. Integrated Researcher at the Comprehensive Health Research Centre (CHRC) (a partnership between FCM-UNL, the National School of Public Health, the University of Évora, the Lisbon Institute of Global Mental Health and Santo Espírito Hospital, Terceira Island, Azores).

Sara Souto Miranda

Sara Souto Miranda has a bachelor's and master's degree in physiotherapy from the University of Aveiro, and a postgraduate qualification in adult respiratory physiotherapy from the same institution. In 2023 she completed her double doctorate in Rehabilitation Sciences/Health, Medicine and Life Sciences at the Universities of Aveiro and Maastricht (Netherlands) and is currently working as a technical-scientific advisor to the Studies and Planning Office (GEP) of the Order of Physiotherapists, and as a guest lecturer at the Piaget Institute in Vila Nova de Gaia. As a member of the Respiratory Research and Rehabilitation Laboratory at the University of Aveiro (Lab3R), she has carried out applied research in which she has assessed and treated patients with respiratory pathology, having taken part in 6 research projects. Throughout her career she has published 19 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals with an impact factor, 1 book chapter and more than 50 abstracts in conference proceedings. She was a research volunteer at the Ciro rehabilitation centre (Centre for expertise in chronic organ failure) in the Netherlands, and is currently a member of the Guideline Methodology Network of European Respiratory Society. She was honoured by European Lung Foundation e European Respiratory Society for carrying out patient-centred research, by the Directorate General for Higher Education with a merit grant for his master's degree, and by the Ciro Centre with a grant to support research abroad.

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