Jersey Lotz (the Netherlands), Human Movement Sciences
I’m particularly interested in translating science to practical applications, distinguishing facts from fiction

Studying at Maastricht University (UM) is a personalised, life enriching experience that prepares you for the future, both professionally as personally. Our bachelor’s and master’s programmes are designed for students who have an intrinsic curiosity in human behaviour and health. Students who want to ‘go the extra mile’ on a professional and/or personal level. What’s your extra mile?

“I have a bachelor’s degree from the Sporthogeschool (Sports College) in Eindhoven and I have already worked fulltime as a Sports Coach / Exercise Physiologist in Maastricht for two years, working with drug addicts. I wanted to broaden my expertise, though, and started to look for suitable master’s programmes.

When I researched master’s programmes, I also looked at other universities, but most required a pre-master’s. At UM you’re given the opportunity to prove you’re up to it by taking a number a tests which I all passed. I do like that individual approach. I also liked the Problem-Based Learning approach and the associated skills it teaches you, like chairing discussions, problem-solving in groups, et cetera. My fellow students all have different backgrounds, so I also learn a lot from them.

My goal is to study physiotherapy after this master’s, which will give me a very broad and extensive knowledge of the human body. Afterwards, I would like to find a job in an academic setting and combine doing research and working as a therapist, merging my expertise as human movement scientist with my physiotherapist skills. I’m particularly interested in translating science to practical applications, distinguishing facts from fiction. There are many treatment methods that can be improved by integrating scientific evidence.”

  Jersey posts weekly on Instagram about his experiences during the master's programme and his life in Maastricht.

He's also happy to answer your questions about the programme and about (student) life in Maastricht via DM on Instagram.

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