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 >



Ask a student

There is one student for each of the two specialisations within Human Movement Sciences. You can reach them via the Instagram account for Human Movement Sciences.

If you have questions about the programme, the specialisation and/or about (student) life in Maastricht, don't hesitate to get in touch with them by sending them a DM via the Instagram account; they are happy to help you with your study choice, as previous student ambassadors helped them with theirs.

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The ambassadors (from left to right)

Sports and nutrition: Yente
Health and Rehabilitation: Simone

Master's Open Day March 2019

Master's Open Day on 18 March 2023

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Get a taste of student life at our faculty

Are you a prospective student interested in studying health? Visit our study information events and let us help you make your choice. Our events let you fully experience what life is like at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences.

View the calendar below to learn more about all the events that we offer.


  • 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
  • I was particularly fascinated by the impact of exercise and nutrition on the human body
    Alejandra Monsegue, alumna Human Movement Sciences