Objectives and skills


  • Favouring the development and mobilisation of individual resources enriching motor skills: Although the improvement of the physical potentialities of individuals is not the exclusive aim of the proposed academics , this concern nevertheless remains clearly inscribed in the missions of SUAPS.
  • To allow students access to the field of culture represented by Physical Sports and Artistic Activities: the possibility of adhering to such practices, considered as elements of contemporary culture, constitutes on the one hand an element of balance and on the other hand, a factor of integration in the university and then civil community.
  • To offer to each person the knowledge and know-how concerning the maintenance of his possibilities and the management of his physical life at different ages of existence: To be able to invest oneself in a PSA by managing one's learning, one's safety, by remaining an informed and critical actor is a current objective assigned to the pedagogical practice of PSA. The university environment is a privileged place to provoke such an overtaking of the simple practice of sport by a coming and going theory-practice and by a reflexive retreat.


  • Own skills :

There are 5 different families of activities through which students will acquire skills that are both specific to the chosen PSA, specific to the family of activities and general.

  • Cross-cutting competences :

In addition to the various skills related to the activities, the academics at SUAPS aims at acquiring knowledge related to the activities (rules, knowledge of muscular activity, of the human body...), the development of self-knowledge (warming up, managing one's resources in the best way, adapting...) as well as social skills (observing, helping, managing, refereeing, advising...)
These skills are broken down as follows:

  1. Self-awareness and health: a clear commitment to practice, a desire to keep fit, a search for "well-being".
  2. Sociability: taking on different roles in a group, taking initiative.
  3. Methodology: knowing how to use different approaches and how to plan in order to learn to act effectively.
  4. Creativity: developing new ideas and forms.
  5. Adaptability: adapting to new situations and making quick decisions
  • Specific skills :

Each PSA develops motor skills and abilities that are specific to him or her, which are not inventoried here, but which translate into significant, observable and hierarchical motor behaviours as objectives in the teaching content. These skills are defined for each PSA (see the details of our pedagogical project for all Physical Activities).