The Sport Sciences School of Rio Maior (ESDRM) is a Portuguese public higher education school integrated in the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém (IPSantarém) (https://siesdrm.ipsantarem.pt/esdrm/si_main), that was establish in 1997, in the city of Rio Maior (near to the capital – Lisbon), as known by “City of Sport” (https://www.desmor.pt/).
Actually, students and staff are involved in 5 bachelor’s degrees: Physical Activity and Lifestyle (European bachelor); Sport Coach; Fitness & Health; Outdoor Activities and Sport Tourism; Sport Management); and 3 master’s degrees: Sport Coach; Physical Activity and Health; Sport and Recreation; and also 1 professional programmes (EQF-level 5): Surfing. The school is integrated in the consortium of 3 research centre’s: Research Centre in Sport, Health & Human Development (CIDESD) (https://cidesd.utad.pt/); Research Centre for Life Quality (CIEQV) (https://www.cieqv.pt/pt/inicio/); and Centre for Tourism, Research, Development and Innovation (CiTUR) (http://citur-tourismresearch.com/pt/), all of them supported by the National Foundation for Science & Technology (FCT).
ESDRM was/is involved in several I&D projects and in projects and services in community, such as: AEHESIS; ELF; FELT2; PALC; SEDY; SPEACH; ESSA-SPORT; ESA. ESDRM was/is also involved in the following financed National Projects: MIND&GAIT; 2Bio4Cartilage; TennPower; Research Laboratory in Sport and Health (more information: https://siesdrm.ipsantarem.pt/esdrm/web_base.gera_pagina?p_pagina=1351258).
ESDRM is affiliated in the following European/International organizations: EuropeActive; European Network of Sport Education (ENSE); European Observatory of Sport and Employment (EOSE); European College of Sport Science (ECSS); International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education (ICSSPE).
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