Sport (SUAPS)

The SUAPS of the University of Montpellier is the sports service accessible to all students of the University of Montpellier. You can register throughout the year via your ENT, and no medical certificate is required.

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How do I register?

Registration is year-round!

  • Students no longer need to present a medical certificate, and registrations are made online via ENT, using the SUAPS pre-registration box in the student life section;
  • staff must certify that they can practice. Registrations are made online on ENT via the SUAPS Pre-Registration box in the "My file" section;
  • students have priority.

If you are a student of the University of Montpellier and have paid the CVEC :

New for 2023-2024, you won't need to go anywhere - registration will be paperless, and you won't even need a medical certificate.

If you have not paid the CVEC (for continuing education students only): contact SUAPS by e-mail.

What sporting activity?

Programs :

Enjoy 40 activities:

  • team sports: basketball, soccer, futsal, handball, rugby, volleyball ;
  • combat sports: English boxing, French boxing, judo, karate, capoeira, kick boxing ;
  • physical maintenance: fitness, gymnastics, weight training, yoga, step, pilates, physical condition, muscle strengthening ;
  • dance: modern jazz dance, rock'n'roll dance, salsa dance, zumba, classical dance, lindy hop, jazz solo, Latin dance ;
  • water sports: swimming ;
  • racket sports: badminton, tennis, table tennis, padel ;
  • other sports: athletics, climbing ;
  • new: cross-training, relaxation and dynamic yoga.

And all year round, SUAPS organizes events: scuba diving, road biking, cliff climbing, cross-country skiing and much more...

SUAPS in figures
  • More than 12,000 practitioners
  • 11 tenured teachers
  • 34 part-time teachers
  • 13 student contracts
  • 6 administrative staff
  • 4 Montpellier sports campuses (CSU, PUS, PHARMACIE , RICHTER)
  • 400 hours of weekly teaching
  • 45 sports activities
  • 1000 members taking part in university competitions
  • 1000 students enrolled in option, UE, ELC sport

Option and UE Sport

Earn points on your grade point average.
Several components of the University of Montpellier offer you the possibility of integrating sport into your university curriculum. You'll need to check that the activity you choose is compatible with your timetable (location, day, schedule, level).

The sports option consists of 10 consecutive sessions over a semester.

What to do?
  • I need to find out more and register with my school;
  • Then validate my application by answering the questionnaire sent to my university e-mail by the SUAPS (no need to go anywhere, everything is online and the medical certificate is a thing of the past);
  • During the activity, I identify myself as an Optionnaire to the teacher so that he or she can give me my attendance card.

The components define :

  • the course(s) open to L'OPTION/UE /ELC SPORT;
  • the number of points awarded on the overall average.

Regulations :

The sports offered for these options and UEs, and the timetables, can be downloaded from the SUAPS program. Options and UEs are identified by the names of the "evaluating" teachers.

Three evaluation criteria :

  • investment ;
  • progress made ;
  • the level reached.

Note :

Before signing up, I need to check whether the sport I want to practice is rated and whether the slot is compatible with my schedule.

To count the 10 sessions, you must have your attendance card signed by the teacher at each of the 10 sessions.

Top-level athlete

Would you like to apply for elite status?

The University of Montpellier wants to give top-level athletes the resources they need to pursue their university studies.

To qualify as a top-level athlete

To qualify as a top-level athlete, you must :

  • or be registered on the ministerial lists;
  • either in a PPF-recognized training structure or in the training center of a professional club, or under an employment contract with a professional club;
  • be a judge, referee or high-level sports coach;
  • or meet the criteria of this downloadable list.

High-level athlete status gives access to study and/or exam accommodations, which are the responsibility of each component.

When registering at the University of Montpellier, athletes wishing to obtain the status of high-level sports student must apply online on the University of Montpellier website.

Completed applications will be examined by the University's high-level sports commission, which will award high-level sports student status. Please note that incomplete applications will be rejected.

1st committee:

  • Online registration start date: Monday, July 3, 2023
  • Online registration deadline: Monday, September 11, 2023
  • Deadline for submitting supporting documents to SUAPS: Monday, September 11, 2023
  • Commission date: Wednesday, September 27, 2023

2nd committee:

  • Online registration start date: Thursday, September 14, 2023
  • Online registration deadline: Monday, October 09, 2023
  • Deadline for submitting supporting documents to SUAPS: Monday, October 09, 2023
  • Commission date: Wednesday, October 18, 2023

3rd committee:

  • Online registration start date:October 26, 2023
  • Online registration deadline: December 08, 2023
  • Deadline for submitting supporting documents to SUAPS: December 08, 2023
  • Commission date: December 13, 2023

Competitive sports

The Association Sportive de l'Université de Montpellier (ASUM) takes part in university and inter-university sports competitions organized by the Fédération Française du Sport Universitaire (FFSU).

ASUM's missions

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  • encourage student participation in university competitions;
  • represent the University of Montpellier in university competitions.

ASUM may contribute to the travel expenses of FFSU-licensed students from the University of Montpellier for university competitions:

French University Sports Federation (FFSU)

FFSU organizes academic-level competitions in all individual and team sports, and trains you free of charge as a referee. Sports competitions open to students:

  • academy championships ;
  • French championships ;
  • international meetings.

How to get involved

Would you like to take part in university competitions? To do so, you need a FFSU multi-sport license. To obtain one, click here.

University pole

Please note that registration is subject to acceptance on Parcoursup.

Judo training center

Possibility of obtaining high-level status

  • schooling arrangements ;
  • promoting sports as part of the curriculum ;
  • supervision, participation and support during FFSU championships ;
  • evening training sessions, physical and mental preparation and specific follow-up.

In the STAPS field :

  • with a specialization in motor skills education: become a certified or agrégé PE teacher, as well as a school teacher;
  • mention Entrainement sportif: become a physical trainer, coach or trainer. In Montpellier, federal agreements will enable you to enrich your CV with numerous complementary diplomas (BF1&2 Weightlifting BF1&2 Athletic Strength, Bodybuilding, Functional training, fitness, kettle bell - MNS ...).
    For these 2 courses, under certain conditions, you can benefit from the STAPS-FFjudo agreement and become a judo teacher in a club;
  • APA specialization: become an adapted physical activity professional, specializing in sports activities for adapted populations;
  • MS specialization: organize large-scale sporting events, become a specialist in communications and sports facilities development.

The UFR STAPS also offers a dozen University Diplomas for initial or continuing training.

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