The university’s Sport Centre provides the university community with the opportunity to train and practice a variety of sporting activities, regardless of whether they are beginners or top-level athletes.

  • Over 5,500 participants, including 1,520 members of the French University Sports Federation (FFSU);
  • more than 100 trainers, instructors and temporary staff;
  • over 40 activities to choose from;
  • 12 specialised Physical Education and Sports teachers;
  • 47% of participants are female, all sports included.

The Sport Centre is also responsible for ensuring that the university’s sports policy is properly implemented.

Different ways of practising sports:

  • personal training with initiation, improvement and competition in 48 sports and physical activities. These activities are open to all Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier (UT3) students and staff members;
  • validating training courses, which are integrated into the following university courses: Health, L3 and Master’s degree in Sciences at the University Institute of Technology (IUT);
  • skills training courses resulting in coaching qualifications in partnership with various federations;
  • involvement in associations and volunteering (FFSU competitions, outdoor activities, various training courses, etc.) through the Sports Association.

Specific courses for:

  • Top-level athletes, to enable them to pursue their two-fold objective of academic and sporting success.
  • Students with disabilities.


The university’s Sport Centre offers 40 physical and sporting activities for all students, from beginners to top-level athletes.

These activities are open to all UT3 students and staff members.

  • Climbing
  • Windsurfing - Funboarding - Windfoiling
  • Scuba diving
  • Physical preparation for winter sports
  • Hiking - Walking - Snowshoeing
  • Downhill skiing - Snowboarding
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football - Futsal (indoor football)
  • Handball
  • Rugby Union
  • Women’s rugby
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volley ball - Beach volley ball
  • Aquagym
  • Keeping fit / well-being
  • Fitness classes
  • Muscle training & cardio workout
  • Nordic Walking
  • Weight training
  • Qi Gong
  • Strength and muscle toning
  • Stretching
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga
  • Aikido (Japanese martial arts)
  • Kickboxing
  • French Boxing / Savate boxing
  • Fencing
  • Judo
  • Karate
  • Kung Fu (Chinese martial arts)
  • Wrestling
  • Athletics
  • Rowing
  • Badminton
  • Biathlon (cross-country skiing and rifle shooting)
  • Running
  • Horse riding
  • Golf
  • Unicycling
  • Swimming
  • Roller skating/blading
  • Tennis
  • Table tennis
  • Archery
  • Shooting sports
  • Ballroom and Latin dancing
  • African dancing
  • Modern/contemporary dance