Are you passionate about physical activity, ageing, health and sports? And would you like to know more about how exercise and nutrition influences health, performance and disease? Then Human Movement Sciences could just be the programme for you. It 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. The programme offers a great deal of variety, with courses covering themes as diverse as nutrition, muscle & brain function, energy production and metabolic profiling. Because of this variety of courses and an individual 4-5 month research-driven internship/placement, you can pursue your own interests within the programme. Upon graduation, you will be well-prepared to work as a researcher, product developer, exercise scientist or trainer at, for example, a rehabilitation institute or a major sporting club.
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I’m particularly interested in translating science to practical applications, distinguishing facts from fiction
After I graduate I would like to research the relationship between nutrition and performance. A dream job would be to become involved in the national ladies soccer team
It’s help. It’s rehabilitation, it feels good. It’s not about disabilities, it’s our abilities that count
This master combines the best of both worlds for me and gives me every opportunity for a future career
Healthy food can fulfill all kinds of nutritional needs, not only the sports-related ones
My dream is to work as a sports physiotherapist, integrating my in-depth knowledge about physical and psychological aspects
I was particularly fascinated by the impact of exercise and nutrition on the human body