• Targeted level of study

    BAC +5

  • ECTS

    120 credits

  • Duration

    2 years

  • Training structure

    STAPS Faculty

  • Language(s) of instruction




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Science and Techniques of Physical Training (STEP)

This course is intended to qualify future managers in Physical Preparation for the federal and private sectors. This course is in line with the policy of the Montpellier Faculty of Sports Sciences which offers a complete university education in Sports Training and Physical Preparation. The Languedoc-Roussillon region has several clubs that compete at the highest national and European level in various sports activities and benefits from quality sports infrastructures. The UFR itself has a covered sports complex (athletics track, 5 practice rooms including one for weight training) and premises dedicated to research.

  • Know how to design, develop, innovate and manage a physical preparation project in existing or new public or private structures,
  • To provide theoretical and practical knowledge in physical preparation, adapted to the professional level
  • Adapting scientific skills in physical preparation,
  • Familiarise with the technology watch of modern evaluation tools,
  • To contribute to the implementation of applied research protocols in sport science.

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Science and Techniques of Psychological Preparation and Coaching (PsyCoach)

The aim of the Master's degree in "Psychological Preparation and Coaching" is to qualify future specialists in mental preparation and coaching for athletes, teams, trainers, sports institutions, etc. The university training provided aims to provide the qualities, theoretical and practical knowledge to be able to accompany and guide - at all levels of preparation and competition - athletes, sports teams or groups of participants, sports institutions and specialised staff, trainers and management. Psychological preparation and coaching are at the service of sports performance and personal fulfilment in the promotion of sports values and ethics.

The graduate - who has been trained with a focus on sports science, in particular sports psychology and mental coaching - knows how to analyse requests, diagnose the nature of psychological problems, and choose the appropriate measures in a rigorous and ethical manner.

He/she is able to mobilise different approaches (clinical, cognitive, social psychology, coaching, etc.) using both qualitative (interviews) and quantitative (tests) methods and tools in order to establish a contract of objectives with the applicant(s), to act and to evaluate his/her interventions.

He or she is called upon to work in consultancy, expertise or evaluation.

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Sciences Technologies Mouvement (Master 2 only)

This specialisation aims to train research professionals in the field of Human Movement. Students who have completed the Research Master's degree are expected to continue their studies in a Doctorate, which should end with the defense of a University Thesis.

The research master and doctoral studies are reserved for the most motivated students and have only a limited number of places. However, the professional integration of graduates is excellent.

After their thesis and usually a post-doctoral internship, students find jobs in higher education, research organisations, as well as in research laboratories or the "research and development" structures of private sector companies.

The Research Master's programme offers three courses:

  • Motor Control: Specialisation in the processes linking perception and action in the control and learning of perceptual-motor coordinations and the kinematic and dynamic modelling of the human body in motion. 
  • Physiology of Movement: Specialisation on the physiological mechanisms involved in the production of human movement, their regulation, the influence of environmental factors and the specificity of immediate and long-term responses in different populations. 
  • Exercise Psychology: Specialising in the study of the psycho- logical and psycho-social processes involved in the practice of physical activities for health, well-being or performance

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Necessary pre-requisites

Licence STAPS Entrainement Sportif or equivalent (VAE/VAP)

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