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Luis Rama

  • PhD
  • Assistant professor
  • University of Coimbra, Faculty of Sport Sciences & Physical Education
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Born Montemor-o-Velho, (Coimbra) 2/12/1959, finished de secondary school in the Liceu Nacional of Figueira da Foz in 1977. Then move to Lisbon to the Technical University of Lisbon, where he obtained the degree of Graduate in Physical Education and Sport [1978-1982]. Later, finished the Masters degree in High Performance Training in Swimming in the Faculty of Human Kinetics, Technical University of Lisbon [1997]. Finished the PhD in Sport Science at the University of Coimbra (2009). Started cooperating with the Faculty of Sport Sciences and Physical Education, University of Coimbra, as member of staff teaching since 2002, as assistant professor. UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS: Practical Studies I – Swimming; Sport Option I and II in Swimming; Training Methods in Physical Conditioning; Planning and Periodization of Training. POST-GRADUATE PROGRAMS: Long term athlete development (Master program); Optimization of sports performance (PhD program); Training for High Level Sport performance (Msc program) The scientific interests are focused on the assessment, monitoring training programs and athlete response. The influence of training on the immune system and the usefulness of noninvasive techniques to monitor training adaptation, and the overtraining prevention, is a major concern. He is a member of ECSS and researcher of projects funded by FCT related to the influence of training load on immune function. Within the sport was head coach of the swimming team of the Ginásio Club Figueirense 1986-1996. Served as Assistant National Coach in Portuguese Swimming Federation and assume the post of Technical Director of the Regional Swimming Association Coimbra from 1997 to 2006 and was responsible for pre-junior national project of Portuguese Swimming Federation.

Recent publications

  • Daily hematologic assessment during a 230-km multistage ultramarathon

    • Minuzzi L
    • Teixeira A
    • Carvalho H
    • et al.
  • Total and regional bone mineral and tissue composition in female adolescent athletes: Comparison between volleyball players and swimmers

    • Valente-dos-Santos J
    • Tavares Ó
    • Duarte J
    • et al.

Professional experience

Assistant professor

University of Coimbra, Faculty of Sport Sciences & Physical Education

January 2006 - Present



Universidade de Coimbra

September 2006 - December 2009(3 years)


Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Motricidade Humana

January 1990 - July 1992(3 years)


Universidade de Lisboa Faculdade de Motricidade Humana

September 1977 - September 1982(5 years)


Co-authors (92)