Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise and Health (research)

1 Jahre
1. September. (Studiengänge mit Studienbeginn Februar)
Bachelorstudium oder vergleichbarer Studienabschluss
Informationen zu Studiengebühren
Application deadline: 1 May (1 April if you want to use the housing options of the VU)
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Searching for scientific answers to practical questions
Are you fascinated by human movement and do you want to contribute to our understanding of its secrets? Do you want to advance your insights and skills to provide scientific answers to practical questions? Are you interested in a scientific career in this field of research? Then the Research Master’s in Human Movement Sciences is the ideal programme for you!

The Research Master’s Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise & Health (research) is a two-year full-time programme that aimed at integrating fundamental scientific research with relevant questions from clinical and sports practice. Grounded in the core themes of the MOVE Research Institute, this Research Master’s programme focuses on sport, rehabilitation, and regenerative medicine, with course topics stretching from molecular biology and exercise immunology to cognitive neuroscience and human motor behaviour. Apart from becoming well versed in these research domains, you will be trained in state-of-the-art research methods and advanced statistics.

Why study at VU University Amsterdam?

Small scale

As a student of Human Movement Sciences, you join a select department that values personal attention. Each year a maximum of 30 students are admitted to the Research Master’s programme. Although some of the optional courses involve larger groups, there is still plenty of room for in-depth discussions and lots of personal attention. A natural environment for inspiring interactions with lecturers and researchers. The active students’ club further enhances the warm and welcoming social climate. 

With 40 years of experience, the faculty of Human Movement Sciences has produced ground-breaking ideas and innovations, such as the ‘clap skate’ that revolutionized speed skating and the ‘C-mill’, an instrumented treadmill for training and evaluating gait patterns in rehabilitation. We offer a natural environment for inspiring interaction with lecturers and researchers.
For more information on current research see Research Institute MOVE.

A focus on scientific research
The Research Master's in Human Movement Sciences digs deep to prepare you for top-level scientific research. The programme stretches from molecular biology and tissue engineering to neurosciences and human motor behaviour. You will become acquainted with the latest theoretical developments and learn to apply advanced research methods. Teaching and research go hand in hand, as most lecturers are researchers associated with the MOVE Research Institute.

Research internship
A full year is reserved for your Research Internship, in which you will apply your newly acquired knowledge and skills in a scientific research project. Because the research topic strongly characterizes your profile, we will help you find a project that fits your interests, either at our department or with another leading institute anywhere in the world.

For more information create your own program brochure on
Request up to five programs and select which information you wish to receive. After sending the request, you will get an email with a download link for your pdf brochure.

Prof. Dr. Stegeman
Tel.: +31 20 59 88911

VU University Amsterdam - Campus
De Boelelaan 1105 
1081 HV Amsterdam

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