The School of Sports Sciences and Human Movement at the Université Paris-Saclay offers a multidisciplinary approach to a single study subject concerning a challenging and innovative aspect in society: man in motion.
Sports Sciences and Human Movement have an undeniable social utility (recreation, sports, prevention and health, ageing, well-being, disability, etc.) that affects the entire population, from young to old, beginner to elite athlete and able-bodied to disabled.
Our mission is to provide a dynamic environment founded on quality academic research, in order to support excellence in sports education (exercise physiology, motor control, psychology, etc.), physical education, adapted physical activity and engineering for human movement, supported by professional partners in the sport, recreation and health sectors.
The added value of our education programs is the complementarity of our regular staff from STAPS (Sciences et Techniques des Activités Physiques et Sportives [Sciences and Technologies of Sport and Physical Activities]) academia (Université Paris-Sud, UVSQ (Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines), UEVE (Université d'Evry-Val-d'Essonne)), the health sector (Hôpital Raymond Poincaré, Fondation Garches, and Hôpital Bicêtre), Engineering schools (Polytech Paris-Sud, Centrale-Supélec), and stakeholders from the non-academic professional sector. Our education program is designed in partnership with the School of Biology, Medicine and Health and the School of Engineering, which contributes to its cross-sector approach within the Université Paris-Saclay.
Our Master’s programs involve many research laboratories within the scope of the Université Paris-Saclay, mainly members of the Fédération Demenÿ-Vaucanson des Sciences du Mouvement (FeDeV), which allows for doctoral studies at the Ecole Doctorale 456 [Graduate School]: Science of Sport, Kinesiology and Human Movement.
Finally, the School of Sports Sciences and Human Movement is part of a remarkable geographical scope of opportunities in the field of sports and their development (e.g., the Marcoussis National Rugby Centre, Clairefontaine National Football Centre, Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines National Velodrome, CREPS (Centres de Ressources, d'Expertise et de Performance Sportives [Sports Resources, Expertise and Performance Centres]) of Châtenay-Malabry, Evry Rugby Stadium, and new facilities at the plateau de Saclay) and outdoor activities in the Yvette and Bièvre valleys, near the Parc de la Vallée de Chevreuse.
One of its goals is to strongly contribute to the international tradition of university sport, by uniting the sporting activities at each Université Paris-Saclay institution under a common banner, both nationally (Fédération Française du Sport Universitaire [French University Sports Federation]) and internationally (e.g., Universiade).