Athletic Training and Motor Performance (ENT) Degree

Course objectives and specificity

The course is designed to give students a solid training congruent with the contemporary transformations of sport and the evolution of scientific knowledge, techniques and practices in athletic training.

It also allows students to have a hand on approach of management and coaching in clubs or training / fitness facilities.

Course overview

Course requirements are fulfilled by successful completion of a six semester program. Each semester is 250- 300 hour (or 30 credit) strong. Each course semester is divided in teaching units (UE).

The degree is structured round 2 courses:

  1. Athletic training and mental preparation (ESPM).
  2. Preparation and physical training (PEP).

Semesters 1 through 4 are common to all courses.

The core curriculum includes:

  • Lectures and seminars in social sciences, life sciences and human sciences.
  • Seminars and lab work in sporting, physical and artistic activities (APSA).
  • 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 adapted 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 subjects with disabilities 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.

Compulsory internship:

Semesters 4 and 6 for all courses.

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.


  • 1st year: reinforcement and guidance (20 hr lab work per semester).
  • Additional classes for transfers in 2nd and 3 years (20 hours each year).
  • Information on career prospects provided on a regular basis; definition of the student career plan as early as semester 1; assessment and orientation in semesters 3 and 5.
  • Mock exams for students sitting for the fall exams after they failed during the June session (20 hours in 1st, 2nd and 3 years).
  • Additional classes for returning students, most frequently in 3rd year: core curriculum 2nd year evening classes compatible with 3 year day class schedule ( about 50 hours in the 3 major scientific fields: biology, human sciences and social sciences).


Ongoing studies and prospects

Preparing for master's degrees at Paris-Sud University:

  • Science of motricity (research degree: Physical Practices or Motor Control.     
  • Sport science and society research degree: sports culture.

Preparing for professional degrees:

  • Recreation administration and policy of the city: structure and project management.
  • Fitness and related sport and leisure activities: team and project management.

Other prospects (other majors, Engineering Schools…):

  • 3rd degree Brevet d'Etat
  • Physical education teaching licensure

Prerequisites and admission requirement

First year:

Baccalauréat or its equivalent from an institution abroad.