Master

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 >

Online information events

Online information event for new students of Maastricht University

Our events in Maastricht may be cancelled because of the coronavirus, but we still have plenty of online ways to answer your questions and give you a feel of what it is like to study at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences. On 6 March 2021, we welcome you at our online Master's Open Day. The whole year through, there are students to chat with, online one-on-one appointments to schedule, and live webinars and Q&A sessions to participate in.

 Have a look at what we have to offer online!

Jersey, student ambassador for the master's in Human Movement Sciences at Maastricht University

Ask a student

Meet Jersey: the student ambassador for the master's in Human Movement Sciences.
On his Instagram account he shares his study programme experiences, moments of his life in Maastricht, and much more. Follow him to get a sneak peek of your possible future!

Also, if you have questions about the programme and/or about (student) life in Maastricht, don't hesitate to get in touch with Jersey through his Instagram page; he's happy to help you with your study choice, as previous student ambassadors helped him with his.

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  • I’m particularly interested in translating science to practical applications, distinguishing facts from fiction
    Jersey Lotz (the Netherlands), Human Movement Sciences
  • 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
    Lieke van Laarhoven (the Netherlands), Human Movement Sciences
  • 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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