M1 PAEH Physical Activity, Exercise and Health

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  • Régime(s) d'inscription
    Formation initiale
    Formation continue
Objectifs pédagogiques de la formation

The masters course aims to promote specialized knowledge in the areas of health prevention and improvement of well-being through participation in regular exercise programs, in people with specific pathological conditions that also demonstrate a greater tendency towards sedentary lifestyle.
In terms of general objectives, the masters course will allow the students to understand how exercise and physical activity constitute an important means of prevention and improvement of health and well-being. At the end of the course, the students will:
•Demonstrate a clear understanding of the physiological basis of exercise and health interrelationships
•Understand and be able to appraise the issues relating to physical activity and special needs
•Be aware of the benefits and risks associated with physical activity in special populations
•Be familiar with the support mechanisms, organizations and agencies available to individuals with specific needs and with the methods of access and referral
•Be able to organize and program activities and events for people with special needs

Lieu(x) d'enseignement
Pré-requis, profil d’entrée permettant d'intégrer la formation
May apply for access to the study cycle leading to the master's degree: 1.Holders of a bachelor's degree or its legal equivalent. Bachelor's degree in Sport and Exercise sciences (Sport and Exercise Science, STAPS, Kinesiology etc.) or equivalent 2.Holders of a foreign higher education degree awarded following a first cycle of studies, organized in accordance with the principles of the Bologna Process by a State adhering to this Process; 3.Holders of a scientific or professional curriculum that is recognized as certifying the ability to carry out this cycle of studies (Health professional degrees, e.g. MD, physiotherapists, osteopaths, etc.)
  • Acquire and mobilize complex and highly specialized multidisciplinary knowledge.

  • Develop and interpret evaluation protocols using specific tools.

  • Design, plan and coordinate projects according to professional contexts.

  • Mobilize the scientific approach in a perspective of diffusion and transfer of knowledge.

  • Adapt its action and projects to the professional and societal contexts while contributing to innovation.

  • Work in a team and maintain appropriate interpersonal relationships in a professional network.

Profil de sortie des étudiants ayant suivi la formation

At the end of the course, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in exercise physiology or physical activity and health and apply the knowledge and skills to analyze the basic and applied research and/or to measure exercise, fitness and health using appropriate standardized metrics.
Some students could pursue further academic or scientific study in the field. The master prepares the students to develop their skills in conducting scientific research culminating in a research laboratory placement associated with a final year research report.
Some other students will be focused on acquiring the experiential skills necessary to prepare students for entry into the health and exercise field (e.g., exercise physiologist, clinical rehabilitation specialist, worksite wellness director, etc.). A long placement in the 2nd semester provides students with an opportunity to strengthen their scientific knowledge and practical skills in the workplace, hospital environment, etc and prepare students for future entry into the health and exercise field.

Débouchés de la formation

Health and Fitness specialists
Personal coach
Research health coordinators
Exercise physiologist
Clinical exercise physiologist
Cardiac rehabilitation specialist
Research scientist
Preparation for advanced studies (PhD)

Laboratoire(s) partenaire(s) de la formation

Complexité, innovation, activités motrices et sportives.

Laboratoire de Biologie de l'Exercice pour la Performance et la Santé(UMR UEVE-MD) créé au 1er janvier 2020.


The first semester will involve various aspects associated with physical activity in the prevention of chronic metabolic conditions, the material and methods used to evaluate physical activity and the impact of multifactorial intervention strategies.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Physical Activity and Health Interventions 6 21 12
Physical Activity and Disease 8 36 12
Exercise Physiology 1 5 18 12
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Materials and Methods for Exercise and Health 9 30 24

The second semester will look at the metabolic and nutritional involvement during exercise and the effects on health ,and the important interaction between research and professional practice.

Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Exercise Physiology 2 8 36 12
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Research and Professional Interaction 4 15 4
Matières ECTS Cours TD TP Cours-TD Cours-TP TD-TP A distance Projet Tutorat
Internship 20 20
Modalités de candidatures
Période(s) de candidatures
Du 15/03/2021 au 15/06/2021
Pièces justificatives obligatoires
  • Tous les relevés de notes des années/semestres validés depuis le BAC à la date de la candidature.

  • Curriculum Vitae.

    (Written in English)
  • Lettre de motivation.

    (Written in English)
Pièces justificatives complémentaires
  • Dossier VAPP (obligatoire pour toutes les personnes demandant une validation des acquis pour accéder à la formation).

Responsable(s) de la formation