João Júlio de Matos Serrano has a PhD in Human Motricity from the Faculty of Human Kinetics at the Technical University of Lisbon. He has been a teacher in the scientific area of sport and well-being at the Higher School of Education of the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco since 1991. He is the Director of the Higher School of Education and Integrated Researcher and Co -coordinator of the Sport, Health & Exercise Research Unit (SHERU), Research Unit of the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco. He is an author and editor of 10 books and 45 book chapters, and has published scientific articles in international journals with peer review. He has participated as a lecturer in many national and international congresses, was a member of the scientific committee of more than 30 congresses/seminars, coordinated several projects, and has participated in the organization of many scientific events.