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Human Movement Sciences

How does the nervous system control voluntary movement? What are the benefits of exercise? And are these things the same for all people? Find out in this programme.

The two-year Master's programme is meant for students who are fascinated by the complexity of human movement. You will study human movement from multiple perspectives, using theories from Medicine, Biology, Mathematics and Behavioural Sciences.

In this programme, you will acquire an advanced theoretical understanding of human movement. You will also gain research skills and professional skills, learning to apply your knowledge in a practical setting.

The programme has two central themes. In 'motor function and cognition in healthy ageing' you will explore how physical activity and innovative solutions can prevent chronic diseases, and preserve cognitive function. You will also study slow aging. In 'rehabilitation and functional recovery' you will improve your understanding of impaired movement and the restoration of functioning in rehabilitation practices.

It is possible to do a crossover between the Master's programmes in Human Movement Sciences and Sport Sciences.

How does the nervous system control voluntary movement? What are the benefits of exercise? And are these things the same for all people? Find out in this programme.

**TOP RATED PROGRAMME 2017!**

The two-year Master's programme is meant for students who are fascinated by the complexity of human movement. You will study human movement from multiple perspectives, using theories from Medicine, Biology, Mathematics and Behavioural Sciences.

In this programme, you will acquire an advanced theoretical understanding of human movement. You will also gain research skills and professional skills, learning to apply your knowledge in a practical setting.

The programme has two central themes. In 'motor function and cognition in healthy ageing' you will explore how physical activity and innovative solutions can prevent chronic diseases, and preserve cognitive function. You will also study slow aging. In 'rehabilitation and functional recovery' you will improve your understanding of impaired movement and the restoration of functioning in rehabilitation practices.

It is possible to do a crossover between the Master's programmes in Human Movement Sciences and Sport Sciences.

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  • Testimonial van Mike van Diest

    Exergame for seniors trains balance

    PhD student Mike van Diest (SPRINT/UMCG research centre/INCAS³) has developed a game to help seniors improve their balance at home. Improved balance can prevent falls. While playing the game, seniors make skating movements in front of their TV. A camera registers these movements and shows them in a virtual cross-country skating trip on the TV screen. The game trains both stamina and coordination.

    After practising for half an hour three times a week over six weeks, the balance of some seniors had indeed improved. The seniors who participated were very enthusiastic. Some of them were so keen that they practised more than they were asked to.  The game is now being further developed and may be brought to market.

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    – Mike van Diest
Feiten & Cijfers
Titel/Graad
MSc in Human Movement Sciences
Croho code
60684
Type opleiding
Master
Voertaal
Engels (100%)
Duur
24 maanden (120 ECTS)
Start
Februari, SeptemberSeptember
Vorm
voltijd
Faculteit
Medische wetenschappen
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