The University of Poitiers offers all students and staff around 50 different physical and sporting activities on a recreational basis, as part of discovery courses or as open sports activities.

A team of 14 Physical Activity teachers work for the University Sports Activities Service (SUAPS) to ensure the implementation of supervision of activities. The weekly activities take place on the campuses of Poitiers, Niort and Angoulême in the numerous sports facilities.

Sport at the University of Poitiers also includes many intensive courses (golf, skiing, sailing, surfing etc.), Châlons golf course (the only university golf course in Europe), the University Sports Association which allows interested students to discover or extend their activity through competitive sport, with excellent results, a high-level sports commission which ensures the follow-up and support of athletes following a dual project (studies and sport) etc.

Go to the SUAPS website.

The activities offered on the Poitiers campus

  • Choreographic research workshop
  • Preventive Gymnastics Workshop (movement and positions)
  • Athletics
  • Badminton
  • Basketball (male and female; 3×3)
  • French boxing
  • Running
  • Orienteering
  • Cross Training
  • Dance and improvisation
  • Climbing
  • Fitness
  • Fitness: STEP
  • Dance forum
  • Football
  • Indoor 5-a-side football
  • Horse riding
  • Etuzen – stress management
  • Golf
  • Competitive Gymnastics
  • Handball (male, female and mixed)
  • Hatha yoga
  • Hip Hop (forum)
  • Judo
  • Ju Jitsu self defense
  • Brazilian Ju Jitsu
  • Karate
  • Swimming
  • Nordic walking
  • Paddle tennis
  • Qigong
  • Physical preparation (High Level)
  • Muscle Strengthening
  • Rugby (male, female and mixed)
  • Inline skating and inline hockey
  • Tennis
  • Table Tennis
  • Salsa
  • Volleyball (male, female, mixed, soft volleyball)

The activities offered on the Niort campus

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Gaelic Football 5
  • Handball and/or volleyball
  • Weight training

Download the slots on offer in Niort.

The activities offered on the Angoulême campus

  • Badminton
  • Fitness
  • Indoor football
  • Weightlifting
  • Swimming
  • Weight training
  • Rugby
  • Argentine Tango
  • Volleyball

Multi-day courses (golf, skiing, sailing, surfing etc.)

Scheduled over long weekends, university holidays, or weeks without classes, multi-day sports courses are open to all and allow students to immerse themselves for a few days in their chosen activity: skiing, golf, surfing, beach volleyball, climbing, raid, orienteering, hill walking, kayaking, sailing etc.

There is a wide choice of activities which are supervised by qualified instructors in a friendly atmosphere of discovery and fun. These courses (at reduced cost) are highlights of the student year.

The material organization of the courses (accommodation, transport, financial participation) are specific to each course. For more information contact the teacher in charge directly by email.

Download the 2019 / 2020 course offer.

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