Human Movement Sciences

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

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Deze opleiding

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How does the nervous system control voluntary movement? What are the benefits of exercise? And are these things the same for all people? Find out in this programme.

**TOP RATED PROGRAMME 2017!**

The two-year Master's programme is meant for students who are fascinated by the complexity of human movement. You will study human movement from multiple perspectives, using theories from Medicine, Biology, Mathematics and Behavioural Sciences.

In this programme, you will acquire an advanced theoretical understanding of human movement. You will also gain research skills and professional skills, learning to apply your knowledge in a practical setting.

The programme has two central themes. In 'motor function and cognition in healthy ageing' you will explore how physical activity and innovative solutions can prevent chronic diseases, and preserve cognitive function. You will also study slow aging. In 'rehabilitation and functional recovery' you will improve your understanding of impaired movement and the restoration of functioning in rehabilitation practices.

It is possible to do a crossover between the Master's programmes in Human Movement Sciences and Sport Sciences.

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locatieGroningen
diplomaMSc Human Movement Sciences
typeregulier, 120 EC
start1 februari, 1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60684
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Rijksuniversiteit?

  • Science-based multidisciplinary 2-year program
  • Provides academic, research, and applied/professional skills in ambitious academic medical research working environment
  • Opportunity to continue in a Human Movement Science Master-PhD trajectory
  • 100% English taught
  • Awarded 'Top Rated Programme' label (Higher Education Guide 2017)

Studieprogramma

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opbouw
In the Master's programme in HMS, you choose one of two specializations: Rehabilitation or Healthy Ageing. In the first year you follow course units in your chosen specialization. Within Healthy Ageing you explore how physical activity and innovative solutions can prevent chronic disease and preserve cognitive function. In Rehabilitation you improve your understanding of impaired movement and the restoration of function in rehabilitation practices.
The specialization further involves writing a review article on a topic that applies to your chosen specialization. By conducting literature research and writing this article you acquire and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a specific field in HMS. Alongside the specialization, the first year includes two compulsory course units (Advanced Statistics and Philosophy of Science and Ethics) and a profiling part. In this part you can select course units that are offered by the Centre of Human Movement Sciences. Alternatively, you can select external course units or carry out an academic assignment, which could involve gaining teaching or applied research experience, doing consultancy work or writing a scientific article for publication. During your studies you are expected to work intensively with students and lecturers in various different ways.
The main focus of the second year of the Master's programme is the master graduation project. You can do this internally, externally or abroad. In your research project you demonstrate that you are able to conduct scientific research in a specific field and that you are able to present your findings in a scientific article.

1e jaar
  • Specialization course units to gain a better understanding of one's chosen specialization, i.e., Motor Function and Cognition in Healthy Ageing or Rehabilitation and Functional Recovery
  • Ample possibilities of choosing courses to develop a personal profile
  • Philosophy of Science and Ethics
  • Deepening one's methodological and statistical knowledge
periode
Master monitor
Literature study / Review article
Specialization Rehabilitation and Functional Recovery keuzevak
Multilevel Analysis keuzevak
Specialization Motor Functioning and Cognition in Healthy Ageing keuzevak
Introduction to Dynamical Systems keuzevak
Structural Equation Modelling keuzevak
Signal Acquisition and Analysis keuzevak
Compulsory Course Units (internal or external)
Academic Assignment(s) keuzevak
Sport, Learning and Performance, part 1 & 2 keuzevak
Advanced Statistics
Philosophy of Science and Ethics
Neuromechanics keuzevak
Physiology of Training and Exercise keuzevak
Perception and Action keuzevak
Motor Control keuzevak
Clinical Lessons keuzevak
Talent Identification and Development in Sports keuzevak
2e jaar
  • Master's Graduation Project
  • Possibilities to further one's professional and personal development, e.g., by following additional course units, develop and execute an academic assignment, for example in a professional or an educational context.
periode
Master Graduation Project afstuderen
Academic Assignment(s) keuzevak
Compulsory Course Units (internal or external)

specialisaties

specialisatie Rehabilitation and Functional Recovery

To further ones understanding and knowledge of impaired movement and the mechanisms of restoration of mobility and functioning in rehabilitation practice.

- Gait & balance

  • Cyclic upper body exercise
  • Handicap, exercise & sport
  • Manual dexterity and upper extremity functioning
  • Diagnostic tools & assistive technology

minor Minor Sport Science

The minor sport science offers students a multidisciplinary introduction to contemporary issues in the field of sport science.

Students with a range of different academic backgrounds will be taught courses by experts from the fields of medical, behavioural, social and economic sciences. Through a series of lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, presentations and assignments, students will gain insight into the knowledge, methods and research used in the field of sport science.

specialisatie Motor Function and Cognition in Healthy Ageing

One explores how physical activity can prevent chronic diseases, slow ageing, preserve cognitive function, and how solutions can promote mobility and independence in old age.

- Biomechanical and neural mechanisms of how the motor system ages

  • Intervention strategies to slow motor and cognitive aging
  • Behavioral theories as applied to physical activity promotion
  • Gaming as a strategy to reduce falls
  • Mobility retention in old age through improved perception-action

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet40% zelfstudie
40% theorie
20% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
onderwijsvormen
colloquium, computer exercise, group discussion, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, poster presentation, practicum, internship, tutorial, working group, self study
study guidance
For information about study planning, supervision and support, skills training and individual study advice and schemes, students are referred to the Human Movement Sciences Study Advisor.
Open consultation hours: Thursday 10.30-12 A.M.

E-mail: studieadviseur-BW@umcg.nl
Make an appointment via chplaggenmarsch.youcanbook.me

Tel. (050)3616061

exchange programs
  • McMaster University - Canada
  • University of Coimbra - Portugal
  • University of Leuven - Belgie
  • Semmelweis University - Hongarije

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 februari 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 februari 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 2006
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 14200
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2018
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelatingseisen

vooropleiding
Entree requirements are:

  • A Bachelor degree in Human Movement Sciences or a related field (WO)
  • OR A Bachelor degree in a related field of applied sciences (HBO; e.g., physiotherapy, occupational therapy, sport studies, human movement technology, Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (MIRT))
  • OR education and experience on a comparable level(1)
  • AND high school degree (VWO, or HAVO for HBO students) with English, Mathematics, Physics, and Biology being part of the exam(2)

(1) The Admission Board may decide (if necessary) whether you can apply and/ or you need to improve knowledge or skills in certain areas.
(2) If English, Mathematics, Physics, and/or Biology haven't been part of the VWO or Havo exam, it is required that you first pass the “preliminary exams” at the CCVX. For more information visit the website: www.ccvx.nl

motivatiebrief
Please contact study-advisor Ms. Corien Plaggenmarsch (studieadviseur-bw@umcg.nl) when:

  • you want to know if you are admissible
  • you are a HBO-student and want to receive the pre-master programme and the application form
  • you have questions

studie kosten
bron: Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
bedrag kostenpost
€ 450studiematerialenvoor de gehele opleiding
inbegrepen in collegegeld
examination

estimated monthly costs

bron: Nibud
bedragkostenpost
303kamerhuur in Groningenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1171totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
Hiernaast staat een overzicht van de gemiddelde kosten die een uitwonende student heeft. Niet iedere student heeft met iedere kostenpost te maken. Het totaalgemiddelde is dus niet gelijk aan de optelsom van alle kostenposten.

Bekijk ook de uitgebreide toelichting: wat kost studeren?

Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

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?% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
?% daarvan is vrouw
27868 studenten aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
51% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU

studievereniging

Studiosi Mobilae
Studiosi Mobilae is de studievereniging voor (oud)studenten Bewegingswetenschappen te Groningen.
Zij organiseren vele activiteiten door het jaar heen, zoals borrels en feestjes, excursies naar zowel binnenlandse als buitenlandse instanties en bedrijven, een wintersport, een symposium en natuurlijk de introductie voor de eerstejaars.

Op kamers in Groningen

55216studenten studerend
31914studenten woonachtig   
€ 303gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Mike van Diest
onderzoeker
Exergame for seniors trains balance

PhD student Mike van Diest (SPRINT/UMCG research centre/INCAS³) has developed a game to help seniors improve their balance at home. Improved balance can prevent falls. While playing the game, seniors make skating movements in front of their TV. A camera registers these movements and shows them in a virtual cross-country skating trip on the TV screen. The game trains both stamina and coordination.

After practising for half an hour three times a week over six weeks, the balance of some seniors had indeed improved. The seniors who participated were very enthusiastic...


lees verder ...

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2013
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opleiding
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algemeen oordeel4.1
inhoud4
docenten4
studiefaciliteiten3.8
studielast3.9
studiebegeleiding4

Studentoordelen

De Nationale Studenten Enquete is het grootschalige onderzoek van de overheid onder studenten in Nederland naar de kwaliteit van opleidingen aan hogescholen en universiteiten.
In 2013 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Human Movement Sciences aan de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen is beoordeeld door 36 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.1 uit 5.

Na de studie

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In a survey we held under graduates we see that 69% had applied for a job, and found one. 16% has chosen to do another master, 13% started with another programme and 3% made some other choise.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

After graduation, you can continue your academic career in a PhD trajectory or perform research at health care research institutes. In addition, you can consult at rehabilitation centres, hospitals and specialized care facilities. It is also possible to evaluate and develop ergonomic or orthopaedic products or to develop health and welfare policies for government agencies. With a teacher's certificate you can work as a lecturer in education.
current job market

vergeleken met andere studies

zoektijd baangoed
salaris na 1,5 jaar gemiddeld
kans op een vaste baan slecht
bron: Elsevier beste banen 2015

Potentiële beroepen

  • consultant
  • developer
    Evaluate and develop ergonomic or orthopedic products in/or outside industry
  • policy officer
  • researcher
  • teacher/lecturer
bron: StudieData

Contact

General Secretariat

Information about staff, research and general questions

E: secretariaat-bw@umcg.nl
T: +31(0)50-3616015
Master's Degree Programme Education Desk

information about the master Human Movement Sciences/Sport Sciences

E: master-bw@umcg.nl
T: +31(0)50-3616050
Study Advisor Human Movement Sciences

Information about admission procedure, study programme etc.

E: studieadviseur-bw@umcg.nl
T: +3150 3616061
Meer informatie?
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