Welcome to the 1st International Conference on Human Kinesiology

The KinesioLab (Research Unit in Human Movement) and the Piaget Institute, promote the 1st International Conference on Human Kinesiology at the University Campus of Viseu at the Piaget Institute, on May 28th and 29th, 2021.

The Conference intends to contribute to the discussion of current and emerging issues related to the Human Movement’s research areas, with the participation of researchers and professionals from different areas of activity.

Main goals

  • Provide an environment for dialogue between researchers and professionals from different areas involved in the Human Movement theme;
  • Share new technologies, techniques and processes, with academics, professionals and other players in the health fields;
  • Promote a multidisciplinary view on research in human kinesiology, sport and physiotherapy and the role to be played by the various sectors of society;
  • Share new knowledge and allow others to be updated;
  • Disseminate research projects and results in Human Movement;
  • Bring together partners from different regions to reflect professional experiences and share research results.


The Congress program is subject to 2 main areas of research:

  • Human Kinesiology in Physical Education and Sport;
  • Human Kinesiology in Physiotherapy;

Congress Themes

  • Motor development
  • Assessment of physical condition
  • Technology for Sport and Physiotherapy
  • Injury prevention and recovery
  • Exercise prescription
  • Pain and Movement
  • Ergonomics

Submission of abstracts

  • Abstracts submission to 1st ICOHK: March 20th 2021
  • Abstract acceptance: April 5th 2021
  • Early registration: April 12th, 2021

Rules for submission

The rules for submission will be the same as those defined for the International Congress of Health and Well-being Intervention.

Papers must be submitted by email to kinesiolab@almada.ipiaget.pt.

Publication of abstracts

  • Title: Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Human Kinesiology – ICOHK
  • Edition: Lisbon, Piaget Editions

Publication of the best works

  •  Title: ICOHK2021 Special Edition
  • Journal: Germinare Scientific Magazine
  • ISSN: 1646-8848

Organizing committee

  • Denise Soares
  • José Mira
  • Pedro Leite
  • Luciano Maia
  • Gustavo Desouzart

Scientific committee

  • Denise Soares
  • José Mira
  • Luís Silva
  • Paula Rodrigues
  • Amândio Dias
  • Fernando Vieira
  • António Ferraz
  • José Luís Sousa
  • Sonia Lopes
  • Pedro Leite
  • Manuel Paquete
  • Verónica Abreu
  • Cidália Freitas
  • Beatriz Minghelli
  • Luciano Maia
  • Inês Ribeiro
  • Vanessa Leite
  • Tiago Silva
  • Sara Santos
  • Sandra Gonçalves
  • Susana Barata Teixeira
  • Gustavo Desouzart
  • Paulino Rosa
  • Valdemar Salselas
  • Carlos Tavares
  • Amália Rebolo