The LQRC-CIEQV is organized in 6 scientific areas: every research line has different scientific topics. The researchers will work in every scientific area by research interests, however, not excluding the possibility of working in other areas resulting from the interconnection of research projects.
The 6 scientific areas:
Physical activity and healthy lifestyle: This research area covers the impact of health-related behaviors such as physical activity and exercise on the quality of life across individuals from different age groups.
Motor behavior: This research area encompasses studies of motor behavior, human motricity disorders, and the body-environment interaction.
Organizational dynamics: This research area covers the study of individual and collective dynamics and their association with the quality of life in urban and rural contexts, as well as the social influence on individual and organizational interactions.
Education and training: This research area focuses on the study of competence across trainers and trainees, as well as on teaching models, and the creation and innovation of technological tools that enhance our understanding of the skills and knowledge within the context.
Food production and technology / Food behavior: This research area covers the study of human behavior related to food production, distribution, and consumption.
Individual and community health: This research area covers the assessment of quality in life and health of the society, considering the life cycle, health care needs, and life expectancies.
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The members at the LQRC-CIEQV can benefit from the existing facilities at the Polytechnique Institute of Santarém (IPSantarém), namely: the school of Sports Science, school of Agriculture, school of Management and Technology, and school of health. In this regard some the following laboratories can be highlighted: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Food Technology, Research in Sports, Sport Psychology, Pedagogy in Sports, and Fitness lab.
The research members can also benefit from the modern facilities and equipment at the Polytechnique Institute of Leiria (IPLeiria), namely: school of Education and Social Sciences, school of Tourism and Sea Technology, and school of Health. In this regard, some the following laboratories can be highlighted, namely: Sensory Analysis, Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Food Technology, Mobilization and Mechanical Therapy, Electrotherapy, and Techniques adapted to the Disabled.