Research Center in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development
Scientific Coordinator: Bruno Filipe Rama Travassos
Rua Morais do Convento
Phone +351 275 329 717
The Research Centre in Sports Sciences, Health Sciences and Human Development (CIDESD) is a cross-institutional technical and
scientifically multi-disciplinary unity of applied and fundamental research hosted in Vila Real, in University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro.
Originally 2007 this centre appears from the network integration, by a consortium agreement, of six previous research units
originally from the Polytechnic Institute of Braganza.
The Sports Schools of Rio Maior, the University of Beira Interior, the Higher Institute of Maia, the University of Madeira, the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro, ther two extinguished Research centres previously accredited by FCT (National Foundation for Science and Technology) were also integrated and merged in CIDESD: the Institute of Sciences of Brain and Physics for well being and safety from Higher Institute of Maia, and the Research Centre of human development and Physical Activity from the University of Tras-os-Montes and Alto Douro. In 2008, two more Institutions were fully integrated in this network: The nursing Health School of Vila Real and the Educational higher School from the Institute Polytechnic of Viseu.
The research activities of the Unit are organized in 2 Groups:
- Sports Performance
- Performance analysis;
- Genetic, Physiological and Biomechanical analysis;
- Strength and Conditioning.
- Physical activity and health;
- Health systems and services / health promotion;
- Professional and pedagogical intervention.