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UPSAT Professional Master: Advanced age, disability and adapted physical activity

Professional Master: Advanced age, disability and adapted physical activity

2 Years


Full time

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EUR 6,000 / per year *


* 3000 Euros / year


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This Master's degree offers to the licensees in: Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Education, Psychomotricity, Special Education, Clinical Psychology or Nutrition the possibility of continuing and deepening their scientific knowledge and expertise in adapted physical activity, therapeutic education, prevention and Accompanying the elderly and disabled?


Very varied internships in specialized institutions and services:

  • Kassab Orthopedic Institute: Physical Medicine, Pediatric and Adult Orthopedics, Traumatology, Rheumatology, etc.
  • Abderrahmane Mami Hospital: Pediatric and adult pneumatics, thoracic surgery.
  • INN: Neurology, neurosurgery, neuro-pediatrics.
  • National Center of Medicine and Sport Sciences.
  • Internship in hydrotherapy and visit specialized centers. rawpixel / Pixabay
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Training program

Semester 1

  • Physiological and neuro-physiological perspectives
  • Perspectives on adapted physical activities
  • Re-training with effort and nutrition
  • Disability and accessibility
  • Neuropsychology of aging
  • Nutritional approach and general principles of nutritional aspects related to pathologies
  • Movement control and neuro-sensory aspects
  • Interest of a nutritional support
  • Mechanics applied to human movement
  • Motion assessment and modeling
  • Biomechanics and motion simulation
  • Initiation to research
  • Information and Communication Technologies *
  • Educational Aspects *

*: In addition to English and Initiation to Research, the student must choose another element.

Semester 2

  • Theoretical and technological aspects in rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation and robotics for the handicap
  • Data analysis for ergonomics
  • Health Education and Professional Environments
  • Physical activity psychological and ergonomic approach
  • Multidisciplinary approaches to impairments and adapted physical activities (dapa)
  • Environment, architecture and movement
  • Disability, aging and society
  • Legal basis
  • Specifications of apa
  • Security measures
  • Specialized English
  • Research Methodology, Biostatistics and Computer Tools
  • Information and Communication Technologies *
  • Educational Aspects *

*: In addition to the English and Methodology of research, biostatistics and computer tools, the student must choose another element.

Semester 3

  • Pain management
  • Prevention / Improvement of orthopedic disorders
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory Rehabilitation
  • Psychomotor retardation
  • Psychosis
  • Autism
  • Epilepsy
  • Trisomy 21
  • Behavioral disorders and dementia
  • Adapted physical activity and low vision
  • Adapted physical activity and hearing impairment
  • Adapted physical activity and balance disorders
  • Initial care
  • Resumption of adapted physical activities
  • surveillance
  • Prevention
  • Analysis of adapted physical activity
  • Correspondence with the subject supported
  • Severity, sense of verticality, normal and pathological functioning in the elderly person
  • Methodology of research in adapted physical activity
  • Specialized English *
  • Professional environment and project development

*: Besides: Research Methodology in Adapted Physical Activity, the student must choose another element.

Semester 4

  • Traineeship
  • Research seminar and memory

* The personal work for the preparation of the dissertation is not included

Professional Fields

  • Medical
  • Medical social
  • Medical education
  • gerontological
  • Health prevention
  • Tourism
  • Audit
  • Health and Physical Activity Council
  • Provision of home service
  • Specialized sports federations (handicap or aging) or for valid persons
  • Private fitness company

Conditions of admission

  • To apply for admission to the first year of the Master's degree, the candidate must hold a degree or diploma recognized as equivalent.
  • Access to the M2 is open to students who have validated the S1 and S2 M1 in the same specialty. Students who have validated the M1 of equivalent masters can access the M2 after study of the file by the commission of the master.



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