Human Movement Sciences

Are you passionate about physical activity, ageing, health and sports? And would you like to know more about how exercise and nutrition influences health, performance and disease? Then Human Movement Sciences could just be the programme for you. It covers all aspects of the relationship between physical activity and health – from patients trying to get better, to individuals just trying to stay fit, to top athletes aiming for the pinnacle of their sport. The programme offers a great deal of variety, with courses covering themes as diverse as nutrition, muscle & brain function, energy production and metabolic profiling. Because of this variety of courses and an individual 4-5 month research-driven internship/placement, you can pursue your own interests within the programme. Upon graduation, you will be well-prepared to work as a researcher, product developer, exercise scientist or trainer at, for example, a rehabilitation institute or a major sporting club. Download our full infopack  


Students must choose between two Specialisations:

  • Health and Rehabilitation
  • Sports and Nutrition

Kickstart your career at our Master’s Open Day

Experience Maastricht University: find out more about one of the most international universities in Europe, immerse yourself in your programme of choice, and explore our beautiful city. The next Master’s Open Day is on Saturday 17 November 2018.

  • This master combines the best of both worlds for me and gives me every opportunity for a future career
    Lucas Thurnherr (Switzerland), Human Movement Sciences
  • Healthy food can fulfill all kinds of nutritional needs, not only the sports-related ones
    Francesca Badiali (Italy), Human Movement Sciences
  • My dream is to work as a sports physiotherapist, integrating my in-depth knowledge about physical and psychological aspects
    Juan Berges (Spain), Human Movement Sciences

Human Movement Sciences is small scale with highly committed staff

Accreditation Organisation of the Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO)

UM is the fifth best young university in the world

Times Higher Education '250 Under 50'


    • Photo by Lucas Thurnherr, Human Movement Sciences master's student

      I was just looking for a book, but when I got into this book store, I stumbled upon a choir! Moreover, I discovered that the book store was built in an ancient church! Isn’t that amazing?

      16 hours 28 min ago
    • Photo by Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

      In December, a group of seven FHML students (Biomedical Sciences and Human Movement Sciences) will represent us in Groningen at the Ability Battle Hackathon. Their goal: to design a study course about the struggles that people with a disability face on a daily basis. But before they can go, they need funding (e.g. for a team uniform). So they started a GoFundMe page.

      In return for the donations, the students will randomly select two sponsors with whom they will conduct a Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test (to test aerobic exercise capacity) or have a go on the CAREN system (a virtual reality gait analysis device) in Maastricht.

      Click here to support Ability Battle Hackathon organized by UM ABH
      2 days 8 hours ago

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