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Human Movement Sciences

Programma

  • 1e jaar

    • Specialization course units to gain a better understanding of one's chosen specialization, i.e., Motor Function and Cognition in Healthy Ageing or Rehabilitation and Functional Recovery
    • Ample possibilities of choosing courses to develop a personal profile
    • Philosophy of Science and Ethics
    • Deepening one's methodological and statistical knowledge
    • Specialization course units to gain a better understanding of one's chosen specialization, i.e., Motor Function and Cognition in Healthy Ageing or Rehabilitation and Functional Recovery
    • Ample possibilities of choosing courses to develop a personal profile
    • Philosophy of Science and Ethics
    • Deepening one's methodological and statistical knowledge
  • 2e jaar

    • Master's Graduation Project
    • Possibilities to further one's professional and personal development, e.g., by following additional course units, develop and execute an academic assignment, for example in a professional or an educational context.
    • Master's Graduation Project
    • Possibilities to further one's professional and personal development, e.g., by following additional course units, develop and execute an academic assignment, for example in a professional or an educational context.

Programma-opties

  • Rehabilitation and Functional Recovery (specialisatie)

    To further ones understanding and knowledge of impaired movement and the mechanisms of restoration of mobility and functioning in rehabilitation practice.

    • Gait & balance
    • Cyclic upper body exercise
    • Handicap, exercise & sport
    • Manual dexterity and upper extremity functioning
    • Diagnostic tools & assistive technology
  • Minor Sport Science (minor)

    The minor sport science offers students a multidisciplinary introduction to contemporary issues in the field of sport science.

    Students with a range of different academic backgrounds will be taught courses by experts from the fields of medical, behavioural, social and economic sciences. Through a series of lectures, tutorials, practical sessions, presentations and assignments, students will gain insight into the knowledge, methods and research used in the field of sport science.

  • Motor Function and Cognition in Healthy Ageing (specialisatie)

    One explores how physical activity can prevent chronic diseases, slow ageing, preserve cognitive function, and how solutions can promote mobility and independence in old age.

    • Biomechanical and neural mechanisms of how the motor system ages
    • Intervention strategies to slow motor and cognitive aging
    • Behavioral theories as applied to physical activity promotion
    • Gaming as a strategy to reduce falls
    • Mobility retention in old age through improved perception-action

Opbouw programma

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Academic Assignment(s) (facultatief)
Advanced Statistics (5 EC)
Clinical Lessons (5 EC, facultatief)
Compulsory Course Units (internal or external)
Introduction to Dynamical Systems (5 EC, facultatief)
Literature study / Review article (10 EC)
Master monitor (5 EC)
Motor Control (5 EC, facultatief)
Multilevel Analysis (5 EC, facultatief)
Neuromechanics (5 EC, facultatief)
Perception and Action (5 EC, facultatief)
Philosophy of Science and Ethics (5 EC)
Physiology of Training and Exercise (5 EC, facultatief)
Signal Acquisition and Analysis (5 EC, facultatief)
Specialization Motor Functioning and Cognition in Healthy Ageing (10 EC, facultatief)
Specialization Rehabilitation and Functional Recovery (10 EC, facultatief)
Sport, Learning and Performance, part 1 & 2 (10 EC, facultatief)
Structural Equation Modelling (5 EC, facultatief)
Talent Identification and Development in Sports (5 EC, facultatief)
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Academic Assignment(s) (facultatief)
Compulsory Course Units (internal or external)
Master Graduation Project (40 EC)

In the Master's programme in HMS, you choose one of two specializations: Rehabilitation or Healthy Ageing. In the first year you follow course units in your chosen specialization. Within Healthy Ageing you explore how physical activity and innovative solutions can prevent chronic disease and preserve cognitive function. In Rehabilitation you improve your understanding of impaired movement and the restoration of function in rehabilitation practices.

The specialization further involves writing a review article on a topic that applies to your chosen specialization. By conducting literature research and writing this article you acquire and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a specific field in HMS. Alongside the specialization, the first year includes two compulsory course units (Advanced Statistics and Philosophy of Science and Ethics) and a profiling part. In this part you can select course units that are offered by the Centre of Human Movement Sciences. Alternatively, you can select external course units or carry out an academic assignment, which could involve gaining teaching or applied research experience, doing consultancy work or writing a scientific article for publication. During your studies you are expected to work intensively with students and lecturers in various different ways. The main focus of the second year of the Master's programme is the master graduation project. You can do this internally, externally or abroad. In your research project you demonstrate that you are able to conduct scientific research in a specific field and that you are able to present your findings in a scientific article.

Studeren in het buitenland

  • Studeren in het buitenland is facultatief
  • Voor gemiddeld 20 weken
  • Maximaal 40 EC

The second year of the Master's degree programme, in which the student has to do his/her Master Graduation Project, offers in particular great opportunities to study abroad.