Education and Motricity Degree

Objectives and  characteristics of the curriculum

It provides students with a strong, general background consistent with the contemporary transformation of sport and the evolution of scientific, technical and practical knowledge in the field of physical and sporting activities.

This degree highlights the latest developments in the scientific approach, technological problems and educational problematics and their socio-historical application, inherent in any transmission of physical and sporting activities.

It also provides students with a first multi-disciplinary approach of sports motricity and culture, and raises educational issues that any teaching of physical and sporting activities generates.

 Curriculum organization

The academic calendar is made up of  6 semesters. The hourly volume of each semester is approximately 250 to 300 hours, or 30 credits. Teaching is divided in teaching units (UE), regardless of the semester.

Coursework:

The bachelor  is organized in 3  programs preparing for:

  • Primary school teaching licensure
  • Secondary school teaching licensure
  • Education and  sciences of sport and motricity

Semesters S1 to S4 are common to all three programs.

The core curriculum includes:

  • Lectures and lab work in social sciences, life sciences and human sciences
  • Seminars and lab work in sporting, physical and artistic activities
  • Methodological teaching and use of the various  tools necessary to any scholarly work
  • Teaching specifically suited to the student's personal career plans
  • Initiation and information teaching on the perspectives of research

The part specifically related to personalized physical activities and coursework includes:

  • Lectures and seminars in the fields of social, human and biological sciences, on the core individuals and their place in society, on the process and effects of aging, on the identification of the disabled and  the effects of physical training
  • Lectures and seminars on physical and sporting activities related to these specific individuals.
  • Tools and languages fitted for specific physical activities
  • Internships in the field of personalized physical activities

In addition, students choose other classes (from a list provided by the school or on the students' demand, subject to staff acceptance) to go deeper in their major, further develop their cultural approach, or simply enrich their personal knowledge.

Compulsory internship:

Semesters 4 and 6 for all courses.

Reinforcement

  • Additional teaching for reorientation in 2nd and 3rd year: 20hr course load each year.
  • Support and tutoring in 1st year: 20 hours of lab work per semester
  • Mock exams, seminars, on line commented exam subjects, academic staff on summer call for all undergraduate students needing to strengthen their skills before they sit  for the fall exams they failed during the June session.

Ongoing studies and prospects

Internships in primary and secondary schools usually lead to certification in the teaching profession. The following diplomas are granted:

  • CAPE in a teacher training college (IUFM)
  • CAPEPS,  IUFM training delegated to Université Paris 11
  • Agrégation externe d'EPS after the first year of a master's degree, at Université Paris Sud 11.

Masters at Université Paris-Sud 11:

  • Science of  motricity (majors in physical practices and motor control)
  • Science of Sport and Society: sports culture

Profesional bachelor's degrees:

  • Recreation administration and city policies: structure and project management
  • Fitness and related recreational sports: team and project management

Alternative studies (other majors, engineering schools…):

  • APS (athletic training) territorial counselor examination

Admission policy

Foreign students must have a  Baccalauréat or its local (national) equivalent

Course sequencing

List of core credits and compulsory credits for the Education and Motricity program(number of ECTS).

Note: APSA: activités physiques et sportives artistiques (athletic and artistic training)

 

Coursework

Primary school teaching

Secondary school teaching

Education and exercise
and sport science

Semester 1

Fundamentals of APSAs (6)
In-depth study of an APSA (5)
Multi-subject scientific approach (biology) (6)
Multi-subject scientific approach (human and social science) (5)
Documentation and personal project (professional project) (4)
Languages and tools (4) or free choice credit (student's personal development)(4)

Semester 2

 Fundamentals of APSAs (8)
In-depth study of an APSA  (5)
Multi-subject scientific approach (biology)(8)
Multi-subject scientific approach (human and social science)(5)
Languages and tools (4) or free-choice credit (student's personal development)(4)

Semester 3

In-depth study of an  APSA (6)
Multi-subject scientific approach (biology) (8)
Multi-subject scientific approach (human and social science)(5)
APSA culture and adapted physical activities (6)
Pedagogical Intervention (5)

Semester 4

Specialization in a APSA (40 hr internship and dissertation) (6)
Multi-subject scientific approach (biology (5)
Multi-subject scientific approach (human and social science) (5)
APSA culture and adapted physical activities (6)
Adapted physical activities and vocational internship (50hrs + ongoing studies projects) (5)
Free-choice credit (student's personal development)(3)

Semester 5

APSA multi-subject approach (6)
Sport and training (6)

School Culture and primary school phys. ed. teaching (8)
Theoretical and practical approach of academic subjects (10)

School Culture and secondary school phys. ed. teaching (12)
APSA theoretical and practical approach (6)

School Culture and physical education, a scientific approach (8) Languages and tools (4)
APSA theoretical and practical approach (6)

 Semester 6

APSA multi-subject approach(8)
Hand-on experience of the educational environment (4 week training course) (6)
Free-choice credit (student's personal development) (4)

School Culture and primary school phys. ed. teaching (6)
Theoretical and practical approach of academic subjects (6)

 School Culture and secondary school phys. ed. teaching (8)
APSA theoretical and practical approach (4)

School Culture and physical education, a scientific approach (8)
APSA theoretical and practical approach (6)