2023-2024 / EDPH0699-1

Concepts of physical education and sport


10h Th

Number of credits

 Bachelor in motor sciences4 crédits 


Alexandre Mouton


Gilles Lombard

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

This course aims to develop the fundamental aspects that will provide a theoretical basis to the students who need to understand the epistemological side of the sports activities in their broader meaning. The content of the course is focused on important definitions (physical activity, sport, physical education) as the students representation need to be analyzed in order to enlarge their conception of users. The goal is to open their mind to the diversity of the professional activities existing in the "sports" field. Another priority is to let them identifying the coherence of the program that they are starting in order to improve their motivation to achieve. Among the chapters that are proposed: description of the professions related to "sport"; organization of the sports activities; evolution of the sport; analysis of the Olympic movement; role of the "sport" in the society. 

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

This course has to allow the students to better understand the ends of their studies and to help them to develop one professional project. So, at the end of the year, they must be able to identify the place of physical educator in the society and to tackle the great questions with which the sport is currently confronted. This course has also to help them to improve their written and oral communication skills.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

  • Upstream: general knowledge regarding sport
  • Downstream: this course will be used as prerequisite for the parts I and II of the course focusing on "Organization and management of physical and sport activities". Some others courses in Bloc 2 will use the content thought in this one.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

- Ex-cathedra teaching - Exercises in the classroom.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Remote course

Additional information:

Due to the course holder's FNRS research stay abroad during the 2023-2024 academic year, the entire course will be delivered remotely in the form of podcasts accessible via Teams. A live remote Q&A session will also be organized to prepare students for the exam.

Recommended or required readings

A pdf version of the slides and documents used during the theoretical lessons is posted on the Website myULiège. In addition, the students will have to seek other information, according to recommendations of the course's leader.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam ( open-ended questions )

Additional information:

Excluding COVID-situation,

The examination will consist of a written assessment in the form of open-ended questions, face-to-face.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Any modification of the organization or the content of this course will be described during the semester.


Course holder:
Alexandre Mouton
Institut Supérieur d'Education Physique et de Kinésithérapie - Bât. B21,
Allée des Sports, 4, 4000 LIEGE
Tel. : 04/366.38.80
Fax : 04/366.29.01
E-mail : Alexandre.Mouton@uliege.be

Administrative support and Secretary:
Catherine THEUNISSEN, Pedagogical coordinator (04/366.38.98 - ctheunissen@uliege.be)

Secretary :
Nadia Elgara, Secretary
Tél. : 04/366.38.91
E-mail : nelgara@uliege.be

Association of one or more MOOCs