MEEF : Master's year 1 and 2, option: Teacher Training (MEEF), Secondary-level - Specialisation: Physical Education


This course aims to train future professionals: Physical Education teachers at secondary level.
  • with solid wide-ranging scientific knowledge;
  • who master the essentials of learning mechanisms and techniques for transmitting knowledge and sports skills
  • who are capable of transmitting practical knowledge in physical education effectively
  • who are capable of constructing lesson sequences for different classes at different levels within the curriculum
It offers a core of multi-disciplinary knowledge in the field of sport and exercise science and technology and approaches to sports and physical activities which means students can enter into a professional career after the Master, or pursue their studies at doctoral level.

EPI : Masters year 1 and 2, specialisation Expertise, Performance and Intervention (EPI) Sports Training

This speciality of the West Atlantic Universities Sports Science Network (Réseau des Universités de l'Ouest Atlantique - RUOA), combines vocational and research pathways. It is jointly organised with the University of Brest's Sport and Exercise Department.

The course aims to meet new needs voiced by different sports structures. It trains professionals who are able to:

study the roles of those involved in sports (trainers, athletes, physical education teachers, pupils, instructors, etc.) globally in all their complexity, simultaneously taking into account the different aspects of what they do (favouring interdisciplinary approaches);to design research which has both scientific and sports-related objectives, and which can be carried out in a setting involving explicit and contractual collaboration between researchers and those involved in sports, taking into account their respective interests.

The course is organised around modules treating an analysis of work done by those involved in sports (M1) and the design of assistance measures (M2), using various disciplinary perspectives from the humanities and social sciences (psychology and cognitive ergonomics, anthropology and sociology) and from life sciences (physiology, biomechanics).


SSSATI : Master year 1, Option: Sports Management (Sport and social science: administration, regions, integration - SSSATI)

This course has the main objectives of offering general, cultural, technical and professional training in the field of the design, implementation and development of projects within sports and leisure services, and/or of projects based around physical activities which develop local and cultural identities. It is aimed at those holding a bachelor's degree in sports science, sociology, law or economy. It aims to provide training in concepts, tools and methods which are specific to social science as applied to sport, for students who are thinking of pursuing doctoral studies, and also aims to equip students to be able to integrate the professional fields of expertise, guidance, and development within sports structures.

Master year 2, Option: Sports Management (Sport and social science: administration, regions, integration - SSSATI)

The master's programme "Sport and social science: administration, regions, integration" (SSSATI) is a French qualification from the University of Nantes, delivered in conjunction with Rennes 2 University.

This master's programme's theme makes it unique within the west of France due to its bi-disciplinary nature (law - sociology), bringing both paths to life through coherent links.

Due to its nature, the SSSATI master's programme has the advantage of not having to rely on one job outlet; it rather promotes skills and abilities which can correspond to various professional paths.

Growth in sports services, which can be observed in more and more varied forms, is notably linked to increased mobility and a rise in short breaks throughout the year, to the slow commercialisation of associations, and to the multiplication of inter-institutional programmes aimed at different age groups.

At a time when public and private initiatives are multiplying, there is room for qualified leaders who have skills in evaluation and administration within the field. With its strong links to law and sociology, training in this expertise integrates management strategies and requires a very good knowledge of local and regional networks.