About the program / study cycle

The Professional Superior Technician in Health and Exercise is the professional who, integrated in a multidisciplinary team, is able to organize, plan, coordinate and implement physical exercise programs in an appropriate way, aiming at the promotion of health, physical fitness and psychosocial development. Starting from a holistic approach to the functioning of the human body and the concept of health, the paper addresses, fundamentally, the role of exercise as a vector in maintaining health, and its potential as a means of prevention and the acquisition of a healthy lifestyle.


The objective of this course is training in the following specific skills:

a) Collaborate, as part of multidisciplinary teams, in planning, promoting and participating in physical exercise programs aimed at health;

b) Plan and execute support plans for formal social support networks and multidisciplinary teams in promoting health-oriented physical exercise programs;

c) Manage health-oriented physical exercise programs applied to individuals at any stage of the life cycle;

d) Manage human and material resources, as well as plan and develop administrative systems aimed at optimizing the functioning of institutions with physical exercise programs aimed at health;

e) Manage and supervise the implementation of plans for the maintenance and organization of space and equipment, in facilities that provide services in the area of ​​physical exercise programs aimed at health.



Qualification level

Confers a diploma of higher professional technician



Access requirements

In accordance with Article 40 E of DL no. 63/2016 of 13 September, the HPTC courses taught at IPSN are open to: a. Those who have completed secondary education or legal equivalent; b. Those who pass special exams to evaluate capacity to attend higher education for those over 23 years old, held, for the course in question, in accordance with the terms of DL no. 64/2006, of 21 March, altered by DL no. 113/2014, of 16 July and DL no. 63/2016 of 13 September. The HPTC is also open to applicants who hold a technological specialization diploma, a higher professional technician diploma or a higher education degree.



Type of Recognition

The Higher Professional Technician in Clinical Secretariat is qualified for interdisciplinary work in the health area. During training, the student develops a set of skills and competences in clinical secretariat, in communication, in the use of information systems specific to clinical contexts that allows him to perform functions in different health institutions, at the level of primary or differentiated health care, public or private, namely, health centers / family health units, hospitals, palliative care units, long-term care units, health clinics, homes, social centers, among others.