Bachelor of Science and Techniques in Physical and Sports Activities (STAPS): Adapted Physical Activity and Health (APAS)

Domain: Sciences, technologies and health in tropical environments

Course: Not applicable

ECTS credits


level of studies
at the end of training

Baccalaureate +3

Teaching locations

Le Tampon – Le Tampon Campus

Type of training : Licence

Training regime: Initial formation

Training summary

This training consists of mobilizing multidisciplinary scientific knowledge and teaching skills for physical, sporting or artistic activities (APSA) in particular:

  • assess the resources and specific needs of populations, 

  • and design intervention systems and projects for people with disabilities, and/or aging people, suffering from chronic illnesses, or in social difficulties, for the purposes of prevention, rehabilitation, rehabilitation, reintegration , education and/or social participation.

Training aims

The STAPS APAS License is part of the general training of the STAPS License. This involves offering students training in three stages:

  • first a first year common to all STAPS students (STAPS portal)

  • then, a second year of initiation to APAS (in License 2)

  • then a specialization during the third year (in License 3)

The objective of this training is to prepare professionals whose vocation is to:

  • Participate in project design (identification of the needs of populations concerned by prevention, rehabilitation and integration).   

  • Design and organize intervention programs (assessment of practitioners' capacities with appropriate methodologies, planning the care of people through sequences, sessions and situations, planning conditions for management and administration of programs, control of respect and conformity of programs according to the security conditions of care and the health, physical and moral integrity of people and their interests)   

  • Conduct and evaluate intervention programs (conduct of sequences, sessions and situations which constitute the modalities of the intervention, implementation of the evaluation of the effects of the intervention, activity report and force of proposals in regulation of the care)   

  • Participate in project management (presentation of the program in charge in its context: to practitioners, institutions, managers, partners, families, communication with the public or family and the media in compliance with the rules of ethics and in the interest practitioners)    

Advantages of the training

- Unique training in Reunion
- Gives the right to certification (professional card - APA teacher)

Targeted skills

  • Mobilize multidisciplinary scientific concepts concerning Physical and/or Sports Activities (AP/S), specific motor skills as well as the physical, institutional, social and human environment to analyze the situation of a person of a structure or a project.

  • Use tools and techniques for analyzing a situation relating to physical activity (collection of data using appropriate tools, processing and interpretation of results)

  • Implement theoretical and methodological models to establish a preliminary diagnosis of a situation involving AP/S

  • Develop design, planning and programming elements for the evolution or transformation of a situation relating to AP/S

  • Implement the specific tools and techniques of a project or program linked to AP/S

  • Organize an AP/S session based on an audience and an objective

  • Implement supervision of a collective session of physical and/or sporting activity

  • Mobilize in-depth personal experience of AP/S practice

  • Ensuring the safety of practicing public

  • Adjust the session to its actual progress

  • Use reference digital tools and IT security rules to acquire, process, produce and disseminate information as well as to collaborate internally and externally    

  • Identify, select and critically analyze various resources in your field of specialty to document a subject and synthesize this data for use

  • Analyze and synthesize data for use

  • Develop an argument critically

  • Easily use the different registers of written and oral expression of the French language

  • Communicate orally and in writing, clearly and unambiguously, in at least one foreign language 

  • Identify and locate the professional fields potentially related to the acquired knowledge of the mention as well as the possible paths to access them

  • Characterize and promote your identity, skills and professional project based on a context

  • Identify the process of production, dissemination and valorization of knowledge

  • Situate your role and mission within an organization to adapt and take initiatives

  • Respect the principles of ethics, professional conduct and environmental responsibility

  • Work in a team and in a network as well as in autonomy and responsibility in the service of a project

  • Analyze your actions in a professional situation, self-evaluate to improve your practice

  • Design, implement and adapt an APA project aimed at optimizing physical, psychological, cognitive and social capacities

  • Design personalized intervention programs for people with specific needs and implement them

  • Monitor and regulate the effects of sessions on audiences using dedicated tools

  • Develop the place of physical and/or sporting activity in the life plan of APA audiences

  • Design, implement and adapt a project dedicated to education for health and well-being by APSAs according to audiences and practice frameworks

  • Mobilize lived experience, level of practice and in-depth knowledge of different health and well-being practices

  • Create the conditions and provide the means allowing everyone to become an actor in their own health

Sheet of the National Directory of Professional Certifications (RNCP)

Summary of lessons by course

License 1: bhuman iomechanics, sport, introduction to Psychology, economics and organization of sport, sports specialty, Adapted Physical and Sports Activities (APSA) - athletics, APSA - badminton / table tennis, APSA - Collective sport: rugby / basketball etc., hhistory of sport, sociology of sport, anatomy of movements, APSA professions and personal project, sports specialty, APSA - swimming, APSA - bodybuilding / gymnastics, APSA - team sports: football / handball, etc.

License 2: biomechanics of movement, neurophysiology, intervention methodology, sports specialty, swimming, dance, team sports: football / handball, APSA - Outdoor Physical Activities (APPN) etc., bmuscular iomechanics, psychology of learning, physical condition and health, assessment and diagnosis tools, sedentary lifestyle and prevention, sports specialty, athletics, climbing, team sports: Volleyball, team sports: rugby - basketball, etc.

License 3: oorganization and control of movement, psychology applied to health, motor deficiencies, chronic diseases and sedentary lifestyle, aging, health and well-being, adapted APS - dance therapy, adapted APS - health gymnastics, adapted APS - APS d opposition., biomechanics of tissues, sociology of health, physical activity and cancer, mental and psychological deficiencies, methodology and training follow-up, adapted APS - wheelchair sport, adapted APS - torball, adapted APS - APA and intellectual disability, physical reconditioning, reconditioning aerobic, muscle strengthening techniques            


150 hours of internship

Specific devices

  •   STAPS License 1 – Individualized course 1:

o As part of this individualized course, the first year of the Bachelor's degree is carried out in the classic way in one year

  • STAPS License 1 – Individualized course 2:

o As part of this individualized course, the first year of the Bachelor's degree is also completed in one year. The particularity of this course consists in the fact that methodological support is added to the lessons. Methodological support is mandatory and takes place throughout the year. Several techniques are presented to students in order to be able to implement good university working methods as early as possible.

  • STAPS License 1 – Individualized course 3:

o As part of this individualized course, the first year of the degree is completed over two years. This path is planned to allow students who need it to reduce the workload per year. The lessons of the first year of the Bachelor's degree are therefore spread over two years rather than just one.

  • License 1 STAPS – Health Access (L.AS – Health Access License):

o Students in this course are intended to follow the courses of the STAPS License as well as the health courses offered by the Health Training and Research Unit (UFR) of the University of Reunion.

o Students enrolled in the Health Access program are eligible to apply for entrance exams to studies in medicine, midwifery, odontology and pharmacy.

Conditions of access to training

Bachelor's degree or equivalent 

Continuing Studies

- Master in Adapted Physical Activities and Health (APAS)
- Competition or gateway to physiotherapist, occupational therapist, etc.

Career opportunities

Health environment, social and medico-social environment: 

  • Coordinator of integration programs through Adapted Physical Activity (APA), prevention and health education, rehabilitation and retraining.   

  • APA teacher in a specialized environment   

  • Trainer in adapted physical and sports activities   

  • Specialist in prevention through Physical Activity (PA)   

  • Training framework in APA and Health   

  • Educator specialized in APA.    

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