CIEQV is organized in 5 scientific areas. Every research line has different scientific topics. The researchers will work in every scientific area by affinity interests however not excluding the possibility of working in an area resulting from the interconnection of the different research lines.
The 5 scientific areas:
Motor behavior: this research area covers the study of motor behavior, human motricity disorders, and the body’s interaction with the environment;
Organizational dynamics: this research area covers the study of individual and collective dynamics, in particular the social influence, the organizations dynamics and their influence on individual and organizational life quality; the life quality in various contexts (urban, rural); the life quality at work;
Food production / Food behavior: this research area covers the study of human behavior concerning food and its specialized production;
Physical Activity and Healthy Lifestyles: this research area covers the physical activity and their relationship to healthy lifestyles;
Education and training: this research area covers the study of competence skills of trainers and trainees; teaching models; creation and innovation of technological tools that promote and enhance skills and knowledge.
CIEQV benefits in particularly from IPS’s (Instituto Politécnico de Santarém) existing facilities at the School of Sports , School of Agriculture and the School of Health, in particularly their laboratories and equipment. In this regard, we can highlight the laboratories of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Food Technology, Research in Sports, Sport Psychology, Pedagogy in Sports and Fitness labs, among others.
The unit also benefits from IPL’s (Politécnico de Leiria), existing facilities at the School of Education and Social Sciences, the School of Tourism and Sea Technology and the School of Health, in particularly their laboratories and equipment. In this regard, we can highlight the following laboratories: Sensory Analysis, Biology, Chemistry, Biotechnology, Food Technology, Mobilization and Mechanical Therapy, Electrotherapy or Techniques Adapted to the Disabled, among others.