Which tray to choose to do a job in sport?

Medhi, a student in L3 STAPS specialty sports training in Rouen, presents us the STAPS sector. Subjects, difficulties, internships and opportunities, he tells us all about the STAPS License, a very popular sector on Parcoursup. After reading our article, we invite you to visit the ANESTAPS study page (link here)

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Medhi, can you present your journey from the ferry?

I had a STMG specialty Accounting Management baccalaur. Subsequently I went into BTS Assistant Manager. After obtaining this BTS, I integrated STAPS in L1 via the Admission Post-Bac platform, three years ago. I followed the normal STAPS curriculum by doing my L1 and L2 at Université Savoie Mont-Blanc and I am currently in L3 STAPS Sports Training at Rouen Normandie University.

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What is the STAPS license?

The STAPS (Science and Techniques of Physical and Sports Activities) license is a course of study allowing to be trained in the professions of the field of sport. This license allows to consider different trades associated with sports activity, such as for example EPS teacher or physical trainer, but also all trades related to sports such as sports marketing, sports management, and communication.

Who is the STAPS license for?

The STAPS license is for all bachelors: regardless of their specialty at the baccalaureate (or their option). It’s a license comprising scientific, literary, and sports subjects. Attention, this sector is in great demand and therefore selective, you must have a strong motivation to integrate and succeed a STAPS license. It is of course necessary to love sport but not only because as we will see below, theoretical and scientific subjects are very important.

Have you had difficulties in adapting, especially after your BTS?

I did not have difficulty adapting to STAPS because I was older than most other students, so I had already gained maturity and I knew how to integrate and be integrated quickly. Overall the atmosphere is good in STAPS and I do not think it is difficult to adapt.

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What is the workload in STAPS?

The work in STAPS is as for each academic sector, it is mainly individual. Teachers do their classes and it is on the autonomy of the student that will depend on the workload. The ideal is to resume the content of his lectures every night and redo the TD exercises. Finally, regularity and seriousness are the key to success in STAPS.

What did you learning/liked during this STAPS license?

The STAPS license (which I haven’t completed yet) taught me to be autonomous in my work and versatile. I also learned how to open books, something I didn’t do before. This is not necessarily what we think about the STAPS license but literature is very important in the sports professions.

I love the diversity of sports practices ( nature, indoor, individual, collective, combat, artistic…), and the humanities (psychology, sociology or history of sport for example).

How did the BTS serve you?

Indeed, the BTS brought me a certain maturity and adaptability. I immediately knew how to approach the workload and my organization between my hobbies, my sports practice (football) and studies. During my course, my associative commitment was added.

In BTS I had already studied law, management and marketing. In STAPS this was only an upgrade on these materials.

Each graduate experience brings knowledge and nothing is to be neglected.

What are the STAPS materials?

In STAPS there are 4 blocks of materials:

— Humanities: Psychology, Sociology, Law, Marketing and History of Sport.

— The life sciences: physiology, anatomy, neurophysiology and biomechanics.

— Sports: 1 specialty practice for 3 years, 2 versatility practices per semester and bodybuilding. Speciality and versatility consists of 50% practice and 50% theory.

— Additional subjects: statistics, English and computer science.

Can you present a few subjects in detail?

Sports theory makes it possible to study the history of the discipline concerned, its rules and the tactical side of the practice.

Sociology shows us the influence that sport has on the population through statistics, surveys, etc.

In anatomy we need to learn the set of human body bones, ligaments and muscles with their respective characteristics.

All these materials are different and complementary, which provides a very high quality training in all areas of sport.

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What are the possible specialties in STAPS? What are the business opportunities after a STAPS License?

The STAPS license offers 5 courses in L3 and Master’s:

— Sports Training: Coach, Fitness Trainer, Mental Trainer, Video Analyst.

— Education and Motor Skills: Teacher of EPS.

— Adapted Physical Activity and Health: Specialized Educator, Sports Instructor, Coach.

— Sports Management: Events, Sports Marketing, Sports Management, Communication.

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Are there bridges for further education?

The STAPS program is relatively comprehensive, so all gateways are possible. For example in L1 some UFR offers a gateway to enter physiotherapy from the second year. The STAPS license also allows you to reorient yourself in a master’s degree through its wide range of learning.

Have you done an internship or internships? If so, what were your missions? Tell us about an internship.

I did an internship in primary school as an EPS teacher to get my DEUG Staps. We had to do sports sessions once a week to children aged 9-10 years in groups of 4. We did outdoor running sessions and indoor badminton sessions. In the end of this internship, we had to carry out an internship report with the results of each session preceded by objectives and explanations for each session.

Currently in L3 I am in an internship in a football club throughout the school year. I must be an educator with a group of players competing for at least 23 weeks (6 months). Also, I have to follow the group in training during the week and in match on weekends. So I am with a group of 33 U18 players with 2 other educators. At the end of this internship I will have to give a dossier comprising 40 sessions with assessment, physical tests, a literature review and ideas on the content of the internship.

In L3 STAPS I have a second internship to do.

This is an observation internship, immersion in a professional structure. During this internship I will have to carry out interviews with players, coaches about their functioning, their typical day etc. The aim is to discover and understand the world of professional sport.

In the first year of BTS, I completed an internship in a delivery company for 8 weeks where I did order preparations, logistics etc. I also had the chance to be on the ground many times. In the second year I went to Sicily 4 weeks for an internship as a host in a seaside hotel. As a result of these 2 internships I had to make an internship report followed by an oral defense.

All these experiences allow to gain maturity and experience, internships are essential in support of theoretical training.

Can you present your project to us after STAPS?

I plan to become a football coach. In parallel with my STAPS studies I am passing federal football educator formations, the goal being to achieve the state coaching diploma of football awarded by the French Football Federation.

After my STAPS bachelor’s degree, I wish to orient myself towards a master’s degree in another field that is closer to the humanities (human resources, management, psychology, sociology), but my choice is not yet made.

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