Partner 3 - Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo - Portugal
Luis Paulo Rodrigues
DIRECTOR OF THE ESDL
Sport and Leisure School has been involved project, events and research on aging and health. Since aged population is one of the majors subject in recent research, our staff and graduate students has produced important investigation on such topic. The school is keen to be involved on the present project. It is our expectation to produce valuable research in order to provide further knowledge in promoting active life style for health in aged population.
The Director of ESDL of Melgaço
Professor Doutor Luis Paulo Rodrigues
Partner: Partner 3 - INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE VIANA DE CASTELO - PORTUGAL
Country: INSTITUTO POLITECNICO DE VIANA DE CASTELO - PORTUGAL - PORTUGAL
The Viana do Castelo Polytechnic Institute (IPVC) was founded in 1980. Is a regional institution, whose aims are a qualified human, cultural, scientific, technical and professional training, to carry out necessary research to accomplish its mission and to cooperate with the regional community of Alto-Minho. The IPVC is made up of six Schools offering undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, these last very often in collaboration with national and international polytechnics and universities. The IPVC has implemented its existence on the regional, national and international levels.
Since its foundation, IPVC has participated in the development of research projects and provide services to the community. Thus, several national projects and international cooperation, in which the IPVC is/was involved: Erasmus+, Horizon 2020, LLP - Erasmus; Erasmus Mundus; Equal; Interreg; PO North; Rainbow; Prodep; Focus; European Science Foundation; Leonardo da Vinci.
IPVC Quality Management System is internationally certified in accordance with ISO 9001:2000, at the following processes: Education - Undergraduate Courses level, R&D activities and their Supporting Processes.
The IPVC is made up of six Schools. One of the schools is the School of Sport and Leisure (ESDL) which have been developing important scientific knowledge on Promoting sport and health-enhancing physical activity (HEPA). Among the several developed projects, ESDL was involved as IP on 1) Monitoring the health-related status of Alto-Minho (NUT III) population; 2) Promotion of physical activity and healthy life styles among aged population, in which events were created – Olympic 4 all – as aim to integrate physical activity on elderly routines; 3) Monitoring physical capacity and motor development on young school population (6 to 16 years). It was implemented on primary and secondary school plan an year-based assessment of physical, morphological and skills capacities, under a design of follow up from 5th to 12th schoolyear.
Pedro Bezerra - Teacher / Researcher - Director of the School of Sport and Leisure
João Camões - Teacher / Researcher - Sport and Leisure School
Ana Braga Silva - Teacher / Researcher - Sport and Leisure School