Master in Motor Skills: Physical Education [120.0]
The challenge that faces students in physical education in their future careers is to formulate an expert response to the huge needs of our society as far as physical movement is concerned. The objective of the training in physical education is therefore to become a professional in movement.
Physical education professionals maximize the movement potential of human beings to benefit their health. To do this they must fully understand the characteristics of movement and its effects and use them in education. They know their target audiences in terms of age and their motor, physiological, psychological or sociological features. They can organize, communicate and use their skills and knowledge appropriately. They are anxious to assess their practices and update them.
While all these objectives are shared with the 60 credit Master, students on the 120 credit course may specialize by taking focuses and optional subjects.
Having gained a bachelor’s degree, students can continue their training on the programme for the Master in Motor Skills: Physical Education. This takes two years and comprises core subjects, a focus and an option course.
For this Master, 120 credits are required which are usually spread over two years of study. It comprises the production of a dissertation and provides an opportunity for advanced studies and specialization. There are three possible focuses, the choice of which depends on whether students wish to go on to teaching, research, or another profession in the world of sport.
Centred on physical and sports activities adapted for different groups, the practical training comprises physical and sports activities adapted for different age groups and training for sedentary adults. Students can also do advanced training in three sports of their choice (athletic training, team games, acrobatic sports, swimming, dance and expression).
The Master in Motor Skills : Physical Education offers a wide range of specializations directly connected with the professional world. Students must choose one [30 credits] of the three available focuses.
- broad teaching skills adapted to the teaching of physical education,
At the end of the Master programme with a teaching focus, students are awarded the professional status as a higher secondary education teacher.
Management of sports organizations
The professional focus in management of sports organizations, linked with the option course in management of physical and sports activities (cf. below), prepares students to manage clubs, federations, sports centres etc. Through courses in the organization of national sports systems, the management and strategy of sports organizations, business management and other courses that may be chosen from the economics and management programmes, students acquire the professional skills necessary for this profession :managing, directing, planning, making strategic plans etc.
The aim of this focus is to introduce students to the profession of a researcher by joining a research team within a laboratory at the Institute of Physical Education and Rehabilitation. As a first step, students must review the scientific literature which relates to their research subject. They learn the basis of experimental techniques and approaches and are introduced to scientific communication. The research subject may also be reflected in the final dissertation.
Advanced studies in specialization
The focuses are supplemented by a group of option courses offering more advanced studies in each specialization.
Wathever the focus or the options chosen, the programme of this master shall totalise 120 credits, spread over two years of studies each of 60 credits
Advanced Masters : none
Doctoral programmes : doctorate in motor skills
| 23/02/2009 |