Deze opleiding

!Deze opleiding communiceert alleen in het Engels.
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This programme covers all aspects of the relationship between physical activity, health and performance. From patients trying to get better to top athletes aiming for the pinnacle of their sport

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typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur2 jaar deeltijd
numerus fixusnee
This programme will give you:
  • in-depth expertise in a specific domain of human movement sciences;
  • practice in designing and evaluating physical activity, exercise, or nutritional interventions;
  • training in academic communication skills / collaborating in small teams;
  • academic experience by means of a research placement.

This is a one-year full-time or two-year part-time programme taught in English.
Deze opleiding heeft meerdere vormen :

Waarom aan de Maastricht University?

This programme focusses on the relationship between human movement, health and performance. It offers a great deal of free choice. Courses cover themes as diverse as nutrition, muscle and brain function, energy production and metabolic profiling. You can opt to do research at Maastricht University, at one of the faculty's partner universities around the world (e.g. Australia, Canada, Germany, UK, USA, etc) or at a specific health or sports institute.


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afstudeerrichting Health and Rehabilitation

Themes as diverse as muscle function and health, energy production and metabolic profiling, and motion analysis in sports and rehabilitation will be covered.

  • Imaging Muscle Health
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Analysis and Restoration of Human Locomotion
  • Movement Disorders and Rehabilitation
  • Designing Intervention Research
  • Reviews
  • Placement and thesis

Also, due attention will be given to acquiring the necessary know-how and skills to understand and evaluate scientific knowledge and how to design, execute, interpret and present academic research.

afstudeerrichting Sports and Nutrition

Covers themes such as performance testing in athletes, dietary requirements based on type, intensity and volume of exercise, and efficacy of nutritional strategies to optimise sports performance.

  • Nutrition to Fuel Sports Performance
  • Nutrition to Support Training Adaptations
  • Sports Supplements and Ergogenic Aids
  • Sports and Nutrition: Putting Science into Practice
  • Designing Intervention Research
  • Reviews
  • Placement and thesis

Also, due attention will be given to acquiring the necessary know-how and skills to understand and evaluate scientific knowledge and how to design, execute, interpret and present academic research.


taal van onderwijs100% en
case study, literature study, oral presentation, internship, research, research project, research proposal, lecture, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, practicum, self study
On the one hand, exercise and physical activity are means to get or stay healthy. On the other hand, physical activity, mobility and performance can also be an aim in itself. How can we help older people to remain mobile and independent? And how can we train athletes to become Olympic champions? As a Human Movement Sciences student, you will learn to apply biological knowledge of cells, tissues, organs and entire organisms to address such questions.
study abroad
During the research placement, each student will individually choose a research project/topic related to the chosen specialisation, This can be done within Maastricht University, at one of the Maastricht's partner universities around the world (e.g. Australia, Canada, Germany, UK, USA, etc), or at a specific health or sports institute. Based on your research placement you will write your master's thesis.

Toelating en kosten


1 september 2020

aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2020
wettelijk tarief : € 1525 (€763 in het eerste jaar)
instellingstarief : € 8400
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 8400

1 september 2021

aanmelding deadline : 1 juli 2021
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Do you hold a bachelor's or master's degree in which English was the sole language of instruction?
Do you hold an International or European Baccalaureate, a US high school diploma or UK GCE A-levels?
During your secondary education or bachelor's or master's degree, did you successfully complete English-taught courses?
During your secondary education or bachelor's or master's degree, did you follow an internship in an English-language work environment?
Do you have professional experience in an English-language work environment?

If you responded 'No' to the previous questions, you have to submit one of the following language-test certificates (or a similar accredited certification) as part of your application:
IELTS: 6.5
TOEFL internet Based Test (iBT): 90
TOEFL Paper-delivered Test: Reading 20-30; Listening 20-30; Writing 20-30 (However we recommend you to take one of the other tests in this list instead.)
TOEIC: listening and reading 720; speaking and writing 310
Cambridge Advanced (CAE): Grade C (scale 180-184); First Certificate in English (FCE): Grade A (scale 180-184) or Grade B (scale 176-179)


  1. a bachelor's degree issued by a Dutch university in a relevant domain
  2. a relevant university master's degree
  3. a relevant bachelor's degree from an EEA university. For these students additional requirements may apply.
  4. a relevant bachelor's degree from a non-EEA university. For these students additional requirements apply.
  5. a bachelor's degree issued by a University of Applied Sciences in a relevant domain, and you have completed a thesis and have obtained at least 15 ECTS in academic writing, statistics and/or methodology. For these students additional requirements may apply.

The specialisation Physiotherapy is only available for students with a bachelor's diploma from SOMT University of Physiotherapy in the Netherlands.


estimated monthly costs

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308kamerhuur in Maastrichtrond het landelijk gemiddelde
172collegegeldop basis van € 2060 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart

€ 1176totale 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


19 studenten volgen deze opleiding
26% daarvan is vrouw
14 eerstejaars gestart in 2017
50% daarvan is vrouw
16600 studenten aan de Maastricht University
60% daarvan is vrouw
bron: StudieData

Op kamers in Maastricht

20231studenten studerend
9323studenten woonachtig   
€ 308gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
24 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

aan het woord: studenten en docenten

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

I've chosen the track 'Sports and Nutrition' which is exactly what I was looking for. My fellow students all come from very different backgrounds. Some are professional athletes, others work in a health or scientific setting. There are a lot of international students, too, and they bring their own perspective and temperament into the discussion. With PBL you also learn all these leadership and management skills, preparing you for a future career.

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In today's aging society, it is essential that we deliver well-educated students with a strong academic background in physical activity, exercise and/or nutrition as it is becoming increasingly evident that these lifestyle factors are key to optimising and maintaining health and physical performance throughout the entire lifespan.

Feiten en / studie in cijfers


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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 280.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Human Movement Sciences aan de Maastricht University is beoordeeld door 13 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 3.7 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Upon graduation, you will be well-prepared to work as a PhD student, researcher, product developer, exercise scientists, trainer, sports nutritionist at companies, (applied) universities, rehabilitation institutes or major sports clubs.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Nestlé, Philips Medical Systems, Sport Centre Papendal - these are just some places where graduates have found work.

You could look for work in the Netherlands and abroad, in organisations such as:
  • higher education and research institutes,
  • medical device or pharmaceutical companies,
  • sports counselling or rehabilitation centres,
  • the nutrition industry,
  • foundations for promoting health or fighting disease,
  • government agencies or advisory bodies,
  • sports clubs/associations.

Potentiële beroepen

product developer

As product developers, Human Movement Science graduates help develop or optimise products that help people with reduced mobility, such as braces.

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Meer informatie?
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