L3 in Sport Training (ES)


Course administrator: Corinne BULU / 04 72 44 81 59

Course tutor: Eric REYNES / 06 32 94 22 00
Field: Undergraduate degrees in STAPS: Science and Techniques of Physical Activity and Sport
Degree: Bachelor’s degree
Title: STAPS: Sport Training
Programme: Sport training

Course description

The course description for the first two years is based on the RNCP file for the DEUG in STAPS. Holders of this degree, as technical activity leaders, ‘safely supervise and teach groups within a facility or independently in the field of physical or sporting activities, at introductory, practice or leisure level, not including at competition level. They form part of a professional team and are able to propose and successfully implement an activity project.’

In the 3rd year, the Sport Training (ES) programme is based on the corresponding RNCP file.

It aims to provide students with the skills to:
  • Manage physical or sports activities autonomously or under the responsibility of another trainer, for all types of participants, at introductory, practice and leisure level.
  •  Manage various types of participants autonomously or under the responsibility of another trainer, depending on the level concerned, for the purpose of improving performance or personal development, in one of the following 7 activities: Athletics, Basketball, Football, Handball, Swimming, Rugby, Tennis.
In particular, graduates of the Sport Training degree will be able to:

• Analyse and understand how the participant/public functions
• Design training programmes based on their diagnosis and the objectives of the participants / public
• Lead training sessions covering aspects of physical, mental, technical and tactical preparation
• Communicate on and participate in participants’ safety

This undergraduate degree course specialising in Sports Science (STAPS) is organised as follows:

• A 1st year (L1) common to all four specialisations Adapted Physical Activity and Health (APA-S), Education and Motricity (EM), Sport Training (ES) and Sport Management (MS): students take all teaching units for semesters 1 and 2, i.e. 60 ECTS ; the 1st year constitutes the STAPS FOUNDATION COURSE;

• A 2nd year (L2) worth 60 ECTS including 51 shared ECTS (i.e. 85%) organised as follows: 10 common teaching units and 3 optional teaching units, specific to each specialisation (the choice of optional teaching units in semesters 3 and 4 does not restrict the student in their choices for the 3rd year).

• A 3rd year (L3) of specialisation, very specific to the sport training sector.

Skills acquired on this course

Graduates of the undergraduate degree in APAS master the general skills acquired on the DEUG STAPS course:

• They are able to teach and supervise different sports safely.
• They intervene appropriately given the characteristics of different types of public and institutional contexts.
• They are able to implement an activity leadership project forming part of a project to provide a service and a local educational project.
• They are able to contribute to a project as part of a team.
• They are able to use methodological tools to observe participants.
• They are familiar with using communication tools.

Further study and career opportunities

One year after graduating with a degree in Sports Science, surveys among 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 graduates show that:
13% of graduates, on average, are employed directly upon graduating (15.3% for ES alumni)
Approximately 66% pursue further study on the various Masters in Sports Science offered at Lyon 1
Only 11% leave Lyon 1 to pursue further studies in another institution

In the 2016-2020 educational contract, EM graduates can continue their studies at Lyon 1 according to a selective application process (see Decree no. 2017-83 of 25 January 2017) for:
Automatically on the Master in Training and Optimisation of Sporting Performance for the Physical and Mental Preparation and Return to Sport programme
On an application basis on the other Masters in Sports Science (Adapted Physical Activity and Health; Sport Management; Teaching, Education and Training Professions; and Gender Studies)

They may take the civil service examinations.

The undergraduate degree in Sport Training entitles graduates to apply for a professional licence from the Ministry of Urban Affairs, Youth and Sport to lead and teach physical and sporting activities for the public as a whole and to provide training in their chosen specialised activity.

Specific characteristics and admission requirements

• Have completed 2 years of higher education (Bac+2) with a strong emphasis on physiology, psychology and teaching.
• Practical and teaching skills in a Physical, Sporting or Artistic Activity.
• General, cultural and institutional knowledge of the sports sector
• Skills in using analytical tools
• Skills in reflective practice on and within professional action.
• Teamwork skills.

Enrolment procedure

The application and enrolment procedure is available directly on the website of UFR STAPS Lyon 1, by clicking here


The degree is obtained after validating each of the 3 years with an average grade.

Each year is validated by the validation of each semester or by compensation between semesters. A semester is validated with an average grade by compensation between the teaching units composing it. Specific procedures are approved each year and displayed in the component school.

For more information on Assessment, click here.

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