This course is taught in exclusively Portuguese

Full Accreditation, for 6 years, by A3ES (Portuguese Accreditation Agency), 08-02-2017 (link)
The course is taught in exclusively Portuguese

Admission Exams: Biology and Geology.
Pre-requisites: Group A (PDF)

At the end of the course, graduates can practice as Physiotherapists in hospital units; occupational health units; continuing care units; rehabilitation centers; health centers; homes and residences for the elderly; private institutions of social solidarity; education and special education institutions; sports clubs; thermal baths; education and research centers; clinics or private offices, home support entities or services.

Why choose Physiotherapy at ESS- FP

Our teachers keep close and supportive throughout your course.

Highly qualified, differentiated and experienced faculty, nationally and internationally recognized.

Pedagogical clinic equipped with the most advanced technologies and equipment allowing students to learn in the context of real practice and a gradual adaptation to the future professional life.

Traineeship at the UFP’s Hospital providing an unparalleled quantitative and qualitative clinical experience, preparing students for a better inclusion in the job market.

Your support team

Educational success is achieved through teamwork. During your application process, and whenever you need it, you will have the support and advice of a team of professionals.


In addition to being academically qualified, our teaching staff is known to be very open and available to clarify your questions.

Welcome Team

The Welcome Team, created with UFP collaborators who are mostly alumni of the university, aims to facilitate the integration of the new students.


In-person (during office hours) or a click away, our staff is professional and willing to help.

Study plan

1st Cycle – Licenciatura (BSc)* · Duration: 8 Semesters · 240 ECTS
According to Dispatch n.º 7090/2019, DR 2nd series no. 151, of 8 August 2019.

* Successful completion of all curricular units and the approval at 240 ECTS confers a Licenciado (BSc) degree.
SCHOOL OF HEALTH (polytechnic education)

Program coordinator

Fátima Santos, PhD

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Applications and School Fees
Academic Year 2022/23

Application info

I have never been enrolled in the higher education system
· I am a European Union national 
· I am not a European Union national 

I have already been enrolled in the higher education system
· I am transferring from another higher education institution/changing course
· I already have an undergraduate or graduate degree

I am a candidate over over 23years old
·Admission to Higher Education for Applicants over 23 Years Old

exchange program / study abroad

Higher School of Health Fernando Pessoa’s students (ESS-FP) who meet the eligibility criteria have the possibility of studying and/or doing internship periods in international mobility.

Study periods in international mobility of students are carried out in higher education institutions outside Portugal, with which ESS-FP maintains student exchange agreements under the Erasmus + Program (in the European area) or other existing bilateral exchange agreements.

Information about mobility/exchange programs is available through the International Relations Office (link).