Bachelor of Science in Human Movement and Sport Sciences

General Content

The Bachelor of Science in Human Movement and Sport Sciences comprises one main discipline, the Major in Human Movement and Sport Sciences, and one secondary discipline, the Minor.

Human movement and sport sciences are necessarily multifaceted, since they address a phenomenon that is not only biological but also physiological, psychological, social, historical and economic, at different levels.

Physiology and psychology analyse the constraints that internal biological or mental processes impose on human behaviour. The sociological approach is a way of addressing sport as a phenomenon that has repercussions on both the local and national economy, and on political life.

The practice of physical activities in art or sport, as well as techniques designed to manage vital functions to achieve control of the body, show how these constraints can be partially overcome through appropriate education. Similarly, these practices highlight the close interdependence between body and mind, which can be approached through the study of numerous disciplines in the human sciences.

 The Minor is to be chosen from the list below. Some Minors are taught at the University of Geneva.



At the University of Geneva

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Computer Science

Preliminary Examination of Physical Skills

Before you can start the Bachelor's degree course in Sport Sciences and Physical Education, you must pass a preliminary examination of physical skills. Detailed information on this page.

Studies and elite sport

UNIL offers adjustments for elite athletes. Deadline for application: 30 April.
Further information

Course Structure


Practical Information

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences

Degree Awarded
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Sport Sciences and Physical Education

ECTS Credits

6 semesters

Teaching Language

Enrolment Deadline
30 April. If you require a visa to study in Switzerland: 28 February.

Further information
Course description

Study Options After the Bachelor's Degree

At UNIL, the following Master's programmes are open without further conditions to holders of the Bachelor in Sport Sciences and Physical Education:

Career Opportunities

Studying with the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences offers a wide range of options. As a result, graduates in Human Movement and Sports Sciences work in a variety of areas, in numerous professional sectors.

Except for a few specialist areas that require qualifications in a particular field (such as teaching), graduates may move into sectors that do not necessarily have a direct link with their discipline.

Career prospects depend partly on the choice of Master’s course.

Areas of activity

  • State and private schools: teaching physical education and another area
  • Private businesses: for example, teaching physical activities in a company, organising and managing sports camps, sports and health centres, and gyms
  • Rehabilitation centres, hospitals, specialist institutions and health and social care institutions
  • Sports associations and federations: training, management, consultancy and communication
  • Public sports services
  • Tourist offices

In figures

Every two years, the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (OFS) conducts a survey on graduate employment, one year after students have completed their course. View the results for Human Movement and Sports Sciences online:

Examples of positions

Subject to changes.
The French version prevails. Only the official texts should be considered binding.
Last update: 8 August 2023

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