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School of Sport Sciences

The School of Sport Sciences is the most recent school of Paris-Sud University.

Students can take a variety of undergraduate courses in areas such as sports training, team management, sport psychology, social organization of sports, physical education. There is also a research and development unit, working on Competences, Innovation, Motor and Sport Activities.

Thanks to a proactive strategy, the STAPS department displays today one of the best rates of professional insertion in French universities.

Main teaching fields and research fields

  • Education and motricity
  • Adapted physical activities and health
  • Sport management
  • Coaching and motor performance
  • Psychological perspectives
  • Social organization of sport
  • Motor control and perception
  • Risk, Intervention, Movement, and Balance
  • Sport, politics and social transformations

How to apply

First year students: for more details http://www.u-psud.fr/en/education/admissions.html.

> other students should apply via campus france website or a preliminary admission form (contact the french embassy).

> Master students apply through the endorsement of competences procedure (VAA – Validation des Acquis Académiques).

> Master students should apply through the Paris-Sud website http://www.u-psud.fr/en/education/admissions.html

> Master students should apply through the Paris-Saclay website https://inception.universite-paris-saclay.fr/en/ and through the campus france website www.campusfrance.org/fr/rubrique/etudier-en-france for non-european students.

Minimum language requirement: B2 level in french


Head of International Relations : Christopher Hautbois international.staps @ u-psud.fr

Main partner universities

  • Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada
  • Université Karlova de Prague, République Tchèque
  • Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio, Madrid, espagne
  • Universitat de Lleida, espagne
  • Hogskolen i Molde, Norvège
  • Université de Montréal, Canada
  • Westfalische Wilhelms Universitat Munster, Allemagne
  • The Arctic University of Norway, Tromso, Norvège
  • Università degli Studi di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  • Technische Universitat Munchen, Munich, Allemagne
  • Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada

Virtual tour

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