Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise and Health (Research)


The two-year (120EC) programme Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise and Health (Research) aims at training for so-called “translational research”; research on the cutting edge of fundamental and clinical human movement sciences that tries to integrate fundamental knowledge and clinical questions. This requires a strongly multidisciplinary approach, but also a well developed knowledge and experience of the workings of fundamental research and clinical practice. The Research Master's offers a very broad, but human movement oriented programme, stretching from molecular biology to cognitive neuroscience and human motor behaviour. The programme intends to prepare students for a research career in the area of movement-related disorders.


Level Master
Language English
Duration 2 years
Type Fulltime
Credits 120 EC
Faculty Fac. of Behavioural and Movement Science
First year research master fundamental and clinical HMS optional courses
Students choose a maximum of 27 EC out of the elective courses.
Course Name Period Credits Code
Animal Experiments for Human Movement Sciences Ac. Year (sept) 6EC B_ANIMEXP
Concepts in HMS P1 6EC B_CONCEPTS
Energy Flow Models P1 3EC B_ENERFLOW
Maximal Neuromuscular Performance P1 3EC B_MAXNEUR
Topics in Rehabilitation P1 6EC B_TOPICS
Applied Biomechanics P2 6EC B_APPLBIOMEC
Coordination Dynamics: principles and applications P2 6EC B_CLINCORDYN
Perceptual-motor Learning P2 6EC B_PERCML
Training, Aging and Disuse P2 6EC B_TRAD
Clinical Exercise Physiology P3 3EC B_CLINEXERC
3D-Kinematics P4 3EC B_3DKIN
Imaging P4 3EC B_IMAGING
Mechanical and Adaptive Myology P4 3EC B_MECHADMYO
Perception for Action P4 3EC B_PERCACTION
Sport and Performance Dietetics P4 3EC B_SPPDIET
Electromyography P5 3EC B_ELECTROMYO
Entrepreneurship in Human Movement Sciences P5 6EC B_ENTREPREN
Neuromechanics of Movement P5 3EC B_NEUROMECH
Special Topics in Sports Engineering P5 3EC B_SPTOPICS
Time Series Analysis P5 6EC B_TIMESERANA
Second year research master fundamental and clinical HMS obligatory programme
Students can choose to do one Research Internship (60 EC), or do two
internships (a Major internship 36 EC and a minor Internship 24 EC).
Course Name Period Credits Code
Research Project Research Master's Ac. Year (sept) 60EC B_RIRM