Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise and Health

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Deze opleiding

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Are you interested in optimizing sports performance, helping people with impaired motor functioning, or gaining a fundamental understanding of how we move? Then this is the programme for you!

In the Master's in Human Movement Sciences you will learn to translate multidisciplinary scientific knowledge to applications in sports and healthcare practice. From the latest developments in sports training to new approaches to rehabilitation, this Master's programme provides state of the art insights into the ways in which motor performance can be enhanced. From biomechanics to psychology. From exercise physiology to neurorehabilitation. And from muscle function to motor development. The programme provides ample possibilities for customization of your personal programme, so that you can create a profile that fits your interests.

The programme is taught in English.
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locatieAmsterdam
diplomaMSc Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise and Health
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code66950
heeft geen numerus fixus
geen honoursprogramma

Waarom aan de Amsterdam VU?

  • Our department values personal attention, which brings forth a natural enviroment for inspiring interactions between lecturers, researchers and students.
  • For over 40 years, students and staff of the Department of Human Movement Sciences have studied various aspects of human movement.
  • You can study abroad during your programme, as the Department of Human Movement Sciences has a vast international network.
  • The oppertunity to study in Amsterdam, a vibrant and diverse city!

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Studieprogramma

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In this one-year Master's programme, you can chose between four different tracks:

  • Rehabilitation
  • Biophysics in Sport
  • Sport Psychology
  • High Performance Coaching

In the second semester, you will conduct a research project on a topic of your own choice.

tracks

track High Performance Coaching

This track has been developed in collaboration with the Amsterdam Institute of Sport Science , and focuses on the application of scientific knowledge in the field op top sport coaching.

For this reason, you will conduct your research project in collaboration with a top sport coach. (A maximum of 20 students can be admitted per year; selection based on letter of motivation.)

track Sport Psychology

This track covers the broad field of sport psychology, and also provides potential links to health-related issues.

It provides you with an excellent background for a post-graduate course to become an accredited sport psychologist.

  1. RehabilitationIn this track you learn to apply biophysical (biomechanics/physiology) methods in fields of health and rehabilitation.
  2. In this track your learn to tackle sports-related issues from a, predominantly biophysical perspective (muscle and exercise physiologics and biomechanics).

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
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The Master's programme comprises 60 EC. The study load of each Master's course is 3 or 6 EC, whereas that of the research internship is 24 EC. If you wish to further attune the programme to your individual interests, you can include external courses, an extension of your internship, a practical internship, or a literature study. Please visit our website for a schematic of the general programme.
Moreover, the four tracks are not mutually exclusive and you are free to customize your own profile by taking a variety of elective courses. Besides lectures and seminars, the programme involves several practicals and a substantial research project on a topic of your own choice. Of course you will be supervised intensively by a staff member.

Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2018
wettelijk tarief : € 2060
1 september 2019
aanmelding deadline : 1 juni 2019
collegegeld nog niet bekend
toelaatbare profielen
WO bachelorStudents with a bachelor's degree in Human Movement Sciences (either from VU university or the RUG) or Health Sciences with a major Human Movement Sciences (UM) or Medical Sciences with a major Human Movement Sciences (Radboud Universiteit) have direct access to the master's programme HMS.
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instaptoets
If you have a HBO bachelor's degree and want to be admitted to the master's programme Human Movement Sciences, you will have to take the HBO assessment (or premaster assessment). This assessment provides insight in the competences and skills that you need to complete the Master's programme successfully. The results of this assessment are binding. Note, however, that there is some room for compensation of lower scores on some subjects, by means of higher scores on other subjects or other criteria apart from the assessment.

vooropleiding
You can be admitted directly to the master's programme, if you have one of the following WO bachelor's degrees:

  • Human Movement Sciences (VU Amsterdam)
  • Human Movement Sciences (RUG)
  • Health Sciences with major Human Movement Sciences (UM)
  • Medical Sciences with major Human Movement Sciences (UM)
  • Medical Sciences with major Human Movement Sciences (Radboud Universiteit)

Students with a Bachelor's degree other than Human Movement Sciences usually have to follow a premaster's programme before they can be admitted to the Master's programme. This programme comprises courses from the Bachelor's programme HMS, which are taught in Dutch. The programme usually sums up to 30 EC, but note that the actual programme may vary over students to accommodate differences in educational background.

motivatiebrief
See the VU website for the application procedure. To apply for the track High Performance Coaching, please email your motivation letter and curriculum vitae (cv) before June 1, 2018 to studentsupport.fgb@vu.nl (please indicate subject: Application HPC track) . The Admission Board will inform you on the final decision no later than July 1, 2018. The procedure may involve an intake interview.

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registration fee
examination

estimated monthly costs

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424kamerhuur in Amsterdamboven 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

€ 1292totale 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.

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Studenten en studentenleven

studentaantallen

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?% daarvan is vrouw
? eerstejaars gestart in 2012
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22357 studenten aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
57% daarvan is vrouw
bron: HBO-raad/VSNU

studievereniging

Vereniging in Beweging, VIB


Op kamers in Amsterdam

115129studenten studerend
47168studenten woonachtig   
€ 424gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
21 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

Saskia Baltrusch
"I highly recommend this Master's programme to international students. It is quite demanding, but the lecturers are really into their topics and enjoy sharing their knowledge."
Andreas Franzke
"Compared to my Bachelor's in Germany this Master's programme is quite challenging. But as a result, I finally have the feeling that I am actually becoming an expert in my research field."
Merel Hoskens
"The atmosphere at the department is very informal and inspiring. Thanks to the open and supporting attitude of my lecturers, I have the confidence to expand my horizons."

Feiten en / studie in cijfers

bron: Nationale Studenten Enquete 2015
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opleiding
landelijk
algemeen oordeel44.0
inhoud3.83.8
docenten3.73.7
studiefaciliteiten3.13.1
studielast3.43.4
studiebegeleiding3.43.4

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 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise and Health aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is beoordeeld door 64 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4 uit 5.

Na de studie

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With a Master's degree in Human Movement Sciences, you are a qualified specialist in this field of study, with a large and varied range of career opportunities. Evidently, the Master's programme provides an excellent background for a career in both applied research and vocational higher education in sports and health.
As an embedded scientist, exercise physiologist or knowledge broker you may bridge the gap between science and these applied fields. Although management as such is not part of the programme, various alumni have taken up management or policy-making functions in sports or (mental) health care. Alternatively, you may find employment in movement-related technological industry.

Post-doctoral education:
Exercise specialist
In combination with clinical experience, the Master's degree also provides a good entry level to obtain an American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certification as an 'Exercise Specialist®'.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

As a specialist in this field of study, you have an excellent background for a career in both applied research and vocational higher education in sports and health. But you can also bridge the gap between science and the applied field as embedded an scientist, exercise physiologist of knowlege broker. Or bring your expertise to the movement-related technological industry. Alternatively, you may contribute to management and policy making in sports or (mental) health care.
With a Master's degree in Human Movement Sciences, you are a qualified specialist in this field of study, with a large and varied range of career opportunities. Evidently, the Master's programme provides an excellent background for a career in both applied research and vocational higher education in sports and health. As an embedded scientist, exercise physiologist or knowledge broker you may bridge the gap between science and these applied fields, for instance in a sports or health care institution. Although management as such is not part of the programme, various alumni have taken up management or policy-making functions in sports or (mental) health care, for instance at a company, institute or the government. Alternatively, you may find employment as a specifalist in the rapidly evolving movement-related technological industry and contribute to the development of new equipment for rehabilitation or technological advances in sports.

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