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. Read more >



Students must choose between:

  • Health and Rehabilitation
  • Sports and Nutrition

There is also a third specialisation - Physiotherapy - which is only available for students with a bachelor's diploma from SOMT University of Physiotherapy in the Neherlands.

Lucas, student ambassador Human Movement Sciences

Ask a student

Meet Lucas: the student ambassador for the master's in Human Movement Sciences.
He has a Facebook page and an Insta account on which he shares his experiences about the programme, life in Maastricht, and much more. You can also contact him with your questions about the programme and about (student) life in Maastricht; he's happy to help you with your study choice, as previous student ambassadors helped him with his.

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  • It’s help. It’s rehabilitation, it feels good. It’s not about disabilities, it’s our abilities that count
    Keet van den Heuvel (the Netherlands), Human Movement Sciences
  • 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


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