SHERU aims to develop research in medical and health sciences, especially those related to sports sciences and health and wellness sciences associated with the practice of physical exercise and active and healthy lifestyles. as an organizational structure to coordinate and support scientific research in these areas, mostly developed by professors of the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco. It is also hoped that the research and development activities of SHERU will be part of national and international scientific networks, focusing on the development of partnerships and projects with the organizations that together are the involvement community to the Institution.