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Faculty 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: 85% of students holding at least a bachelor’s degree find stable and qualification-related employment within six months of graduation.

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: European citizens apply through Admission Post Bac. 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). Students from countries that go through the CEF procedure apply through Campus France.


Head of International Relations : Christopher Hautboisinternational.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

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