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PPMR programme - Athlete Training: Physical and Mental Aspects and Return to Sport

General aspects

Attainment level (B.Sc. M.Sc. PhD): M.Sc.

Name Organisation/ University:  University Lyon 1     

Address: 43 boulevard du 11 Novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne cedex

Country: France

Organisational aspects

Number of spots: 30

Costs/tuition fee: 329,80 €/year (includes the public transportation system)

Start of the program: September

Application deadline: March 31st (Non-EU/EU)

Language of tuition: French

Admittance of foreign students: yes

Study duration/ Workload (ECTS): 4 semesters (2 years), 120 Credit Points

Study structure/mode: full-time

Practical internship (yes/no): Yes

Formal supervision (yes/no): Yes

Additional aspects

Target group and Study focus:

The aim of the PPMR programme is to ensure students’ immediate professional insertion. The specific characteristic of this course is to propose training in 3 complementary areas of expertise: physical training, mental preparation and return to sport. In particular, graduates:

- will master the use of tools for assessing several types of participants (athletes, competitors, amateurs, those returning to sport after an injury) to draw up personal physical and/or mental assessments;

  •  will be able to design programmes to develop and maintain physical and mental abilities as well as return-to-sport programmes

  • will be able to plan the content of and lead sessions, and adapt programmes to participants’ needs and to the sports and activities concerned

  •  will master the technical, tactical and strategic aspects of the activity, for which they will develop a training, performance optimisation and return-to-sport programme

What to do afterwards, jobs perspectives

The 3 professional insertion surveys carried out with 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12 graduates show that 59 out of 71 graduates in the Master in Sports Science (STAPS) specialising in PPMR responding to the survey were in employment one year after obtaining their degree.


This high rate of employment, equal to 83.1%, indicates a very satisfactory professional insertion rate.


According to the job titles indicated in these surveys, 70% of jobs are in the sector of sport performance and concern the following professions: physical trainer, mental trainer, personal sports coach, manager and sports instructor.

Entry Requirements

Due to capacity requirements, access to the 1st year of the Master in EOPS is by application only, for graduates holding a French undergraduate degree (Licence) in Sports Science (STAPS) specialising in ‘Sport Training’. Essential requirements for entry into the 1st year of the course for graduates holding an undergraduate degree in another subject are proven skills in the field of sport training.

All candidates are recommended to have acquired the skills listed in the RNCP file for the ‘Undergraduate degree in Sports Science (STAPS) specialising in Sport Training’.

How to apply

Online via the website

For candidates residing in another country with a Centre for Studies in France (CEF), applications for admission to the 1st year of the master’s degree must be submitted exclusively via the Campus France website. For candidates from other countries, an application form will be sent in response to a request submitted to UFR STAPS de Lyon.

Click HERE to apply


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