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The Course

The Summer School in Mobility and Active Ageing aims to train professionals to design, develop, and implement support, or health and functional independence promotion solutions for persons with reduced mobility or at risk of mobility reduction, when carrying out their daily activities.

Organizing Institution University of Lisbon - Faculdade de Motricidade Humana Portugal
Period 15th October – 18th December 2024
Language English
Course Location Faculdade de Motricidade Humana

Estr. da Costa, 1495-687
Cruz Quebrada, Portugal

Course Fee Application fee: free
Application Deadline 12th October 2024
Level Higher Education Degree

The Course Structure

The curriculum is designed to provide the learners with skills viewing the promotion of Mobility and Active Ageing, considering different conditions related with health, disability, and ageing, through solutions based on policies, services, or products.

The online course is organized in 8 modules (70 hours), divided into theoretical sessions (with tutorial) and practical sessions/challenges (with mentoring and team work 3 times/week, during the last 8 weeks).
The online course will include also, synchronous sessions (once a week), with the participation of experts in the different scientific and business areas.

The course aims to train learners from different professional fields:

  • - to screen for frailty, falls and mobility limitations in older adults and other adults with clinical conditions and to select the best strategies/interventions to prevent Mobility and Active Ageing.
  • - to empower learners by preparing them with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to participate in research-related decision making and to contribute with solutions to social challenges.

Skills to be Gained

  • To know the main conditions and risk factors associated with mobility loss (Ageing, Health, Disability and Mobility).
  • To know how to help people to develop or learn again the necessary abilities to keep their lifestyles, and to be able to have safe and independent mobility, both in the home and community contexts (Orientation and Mobility).
  • To assess the mobility degree and the risk of falls, by using different approaches, viewing the identification of mobility problems and how to help people to move more efficiently (Mobility, Gait, and falls Evaluation).
  • To identify relevant needs and real problems related with accessibility and mobility in specific physical environments (home, urban/rural; services) (Accessibility and Physical Environment).
  • To design exercise/physical activity specific solutions adapted to the functional capacity of the individual, and to develop/implement strategies to encourage different population groups to be active (Exercise, Fitness, Body Composition and Mobility).
  • To know solutions to assist mobility, and to design specific solutions adapted to the functional capacity of the individual (Solutions to Prevent or to Assist Mobility).
  • To plan and develop mobility and active ageing programs, based on health and social policies, in prospective collaborations, and in the analysis of the needs and resources available (Human Services and Policy of Health, Mobility and Ageing).
  • To strategically manage business processes likely to generate solutions required by the market (creation of competitive advantage), and to promote multidisciplinary initiatives and teams (Entrepreneurship).

Why this Course ?

The reasons underlying the creation of the Summer School in Mobility and Active Ageing come from the need to answer to enormous social needs of qualified professional training to ensure health promotion and functional Independence through Mobility and Active Ageing in different contexts (home, community/local, regional, or national) and institutions (public, private, etc.).

Participants who successfully complete the course will have access to other entrepreneurship initiatives.


Organization Staff

Filomena Carnide
Filomena Carnide

Filomena Carnide

Professor, FMH-ULisboa
(course manager)

Fátima Baptista
Fátima Baptista

Fátima Baptista

Professor, FMH-ULisboa
(course manager)


Holders of a higher education degree, or legal equivalent, in life sciences, health, engineering, environment, social sciences and humanities, or similar.

Persons with professional experience in services provision (home or community) or in the definition/implementation of policies/plans (at local, regional or national level) to promote Mobility and Active Ageing.

How to Apply

  • Applications to the Summer School will run until 15th October.
  • Applications will be processed online. All the required documents have to be uploaded, namely, the academic qualification certificate and a motivation letter.
  • All the applicants will receive confirmation of acceptance according to the places available, the proof of academic qualifications certificate and motivation letter until October 12th.

Required Documents

  • Academic qualification certificate.
  • Motivation letter.


The Summer School awards a certificate to students who successfully complete online course provided they do not exceed the maximum number of absences.

The complete course will correspond to 6 ECTS.