Sport plays an essential role in students' education at the École Polytechnique. There are 16 sporting activities on offer at the campus, with facilities both on and off the site.
Good for both health and well-being, all students on the engineering program are required to practice sport. Six hours a week are dedicated to a physical and sporting activity during the students' education.
The sports culture at the École Polytechnique involves learning how to manage and lead a team, working ethically and respecting rules in the different disciplines taught.
Masters and doctoral students can also benefit from sports lessons by enrolling on the slots proposed appropriate to their level.
The campus sports facilities are open to all students at the École Polytechnique. Sport can be practiced as often as students wish. Almost 45 full- and part-time professors teach the various sports disciplines. These teachers, from the Defense or civilian world, are recruited based on their experience, level of participation in the sport considered and their ability to manage teams.
Quality sports infrastructures
The campus has many indoor and outdoor facilities, accessible to students and administrative and laboratory staff enrolled in the X Sport Club (CSX).
The facilities are managed by the Sports Training Office which runs a coordination committee for the whole campus responsible for allocating these structures based on the needs of the different sports people.
> Covered facilities
-a water sports area with two 25-meter pools and bleachers to seat 400 people
-2 covered tennis courts
-2 volleyball courts
-2 multi-purpose rooms
-a climbing wall and rock climbing room
-a dojo room
-an armory, equipped with 11 fencing pistes with electrical equipment
-a fitness room with a cardio training area
-a dance room
-a compressed air shooting range
> Outdoor facilities
-a riding center with around thirty horses
-4 football pitches, including a first-team pitch with bleachers
-3 rugby pitches
-6 outdoor tennis courts
-a semi-artificial lake (rowing and canoing)
-a golf driving range (16 covered posts)
-a 400-meter running track
-a 250-meter running track
-a beach volleyball court
-two handball courts
-a basketball court
A variety of disciplines
The sports taught and practiced:
> Team sports
> Individual sports
> Other off-campus activities
> University competitions
All the disciplines offered at the École Polytechnique are university disciplines. Therefore, if they wish, students can represent the École Polytechnique in a university championship which starts in November and ends between the months of March and May.
The École Polytechnique teams enrolled in this university championship have the opportunity to compete with other universities and grandes écoles in all the sports disciplines.
> Others competitions
The École Polytechnique organizes several sporting events for the ParisTech and La Défense grandes écoles.
Students, within their associations and with the support of the Sports Training Office, also organize national and international competitions in several of the available sports disciplines.
Contact : Emmanuel Varlet - Sport Director