Department of Science and Technology of Physical and Sports Activities STAPS

Studying STAPS at Université Savoie Mont-Blanc

In the unique setting of Savoie, come and discover our wide range of courses in the sciences and technologies of physical activities and sports (STAPS). At the end of their studies, students can look forward to a career in a variety of sectors, depending on the academics followed: teaching, sports equipment ergonomics, sports training, adapted physical activity or the marketing and management sectors.

The STAPS department atUniversité Savoie Mont Blanc offers a range of courses to meet the needs and desires of every student.

Courses in the STAPS department

  • Visit STAPS licenseThis program is particularly well suited to high school students with a favorable response to expectations. The priority area includes the departments of Haute-Savoie and Savoie, as well as the administrative cantons of Pontcharra, Pont de Beauvoisin, Belley and Nantua. In addition to the sports traditionally taught in the STAPS department, the USMB's STAPS department also offers a range of locally-specific sports such as rowing, sailing and skiing.
  • Licence STAPS : Health access" option (L.AS). The L.AS option is available within the UFR SceM and in particular in the STAPS Licence. This option gives access to: 1/ the second year of health studies (subject to classification), or the second year of the STAPS Licence (subject to successful completion of L1). This option includes courses specific to the health field (biochemistry, cell biology, etc.) in addition to the usual STAPS curriculum. This enables students to acquire the knowledge they need to pursue both STAPS and health studies.
  • University Diploma in Science and Technology (DEUST) in Animation et Gestion des Activités Physiques, Sportives et Culturelles (AGAPSC), course Activités de Pleine Nature: this two-year, vocational academics diploma is designed for managers of outdoor sports facilities and physical activity supervisors (excluding specific environments). This diploma can also be followed by a professional degree in management and development of sports and leisure services, with a specialization in mountain sports activities.
  • A University Diploma focused on career management for top athletes in two years. This academics program focuses on the skills needed to understand the factors involved in sports performance and the challenges of sport, and to master communication tools. This diploma provides a bridge to the 2nd year STAPS degree.
  • The master Teaching, education and training professions academics (MEEF) course in physical education and sports at secondary level is designed to prepare students for the job of teaching physical education and sports in secondary schools.
  • The master Engineering and Ergonomics of Physical Activities (IEAP)'s mission is to train students in the evaluation and improvement of human motor skills in order to design, develop, organize, monitor the implementation and test equipment, materials or environments in the world of sport, leisure, work and health.

Applications for entry into L1 or DEUST 1 are made via Parcoursup. Applications from L2 to M2 are made via the eCandidat USMB.


High-level sportsmen and women (SHN) scheme

You can find out more about the conditions for granting this status, as well as the special arrangements for SHNs on the main and complementary lists, at this link.

Professional integration

At the end of their studies, students can look forward to a career in various sectors: teaching, sports equipment ergonomics, sports training, the disabled community, or marketing and management, depending on their choice of academics .


For more information about these post-baccalaureate courses, please contact the STAPS department:

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Heads of the various sectors

<strong>DEUST AGAPSC APN</strong> – 1ère et 2ème année : Frédéric Morand – Frederic.morand(a) / Hippolyte Brunier - Hippolyte.brunier(a)

<strong>Licence : </strong>Sandrine Jamain-Samson – Sandrine.Jamain-Samson(a)

<strong>Licence Pro ASM</strong> – Fabienne Gillonnier – Fabienne.Gillonnier(a)


<strong>Sportifs de Haut Niveau (SHN)</strong> – Anne Roussel – anne.roussel(a) / Yannick Duby - Yannick.Duby(a)