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MSc Human Movement Sciences


Course Description

Do you have a keen interest in issues surrounding physical activity, ageing, health and sports? Do you want to know how exercise influences health and disease? Then Human Movement Sciences could be just the programme for you.

The biological basis of exercise
Human beings were designed for daily physical activity. But in the modern world our sedentary lifestyle has led to chronic diseases like obesity, cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. Governments are increasingly recognising the importance of physical activity as a public health issue. This programme covers all aspects of the relationship between physical activity and health – from patients trying to get better, to individuals just trying to stay fit, to top athletes aiming for the pinnacle of their sport.

Why study Human Movement Sciences in Maastricht?
The programme has a unique focus on the relationship between physical activity and health in healthy individuals, patients and professional athletes.
You get the opportunity to conduct research with renowned scientists in the field of human movement sciences.
To develop your research skills you can use state of the art equipment for exercise physiology and human motion analysis.
You can develop an international network with fellow students from abroad.
There is a great deal of free choice to pursue your own interests.
You get the possibility to conduct your master’s thesis research at one of the faculty’s partner universities around the world (e.g. Switzerland, Canada, or the US) or at a selected health or sports institute.
From a PhD position, to a product developer, exercise scientist or trainer at a rehabilitation institute or sports club: the career opportunities are diverse.

Entry Requirements

1. a bachelor's degree issued by a Dutch or non-Dutch university in a relevant domain, e.g. biomedical/sports sciences, human movement sciences, physiotherapy, nutrition, human biology; 2. a bachelor's degree issued by an Institute of Higher Vocational Education or University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands (240 ECTS), Belgium, Germany, Austria or Switzerland (180 ECTS) in a relevant domain. Please note that additional requirements could apply depending on your nationality, educational background, etc.

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