School of Health Sciences
The School of Health Sciences (ESSLei) was the first higher education institution to be created in the region of Leiria, back in 1973, when it only taught nursing. In 2001, it joined Politécnico de Leiria, and its academic and research subjects and activities widened to cover other essential health sciences.
Located in Campus 2, in the city centre of Leiria, ESSLei has more than 1,200 students. The school’s estates and facilities include a teaching building with classrooms, training labs (physiotherapy, electrotherapy, assisted bath, maternal and child health, nursing techniques, adapted apartment, anatomy, basic physics) and a conference room.