Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise and Health

Degree: Master
University: VU University Amsterdam , Faculty: Faculty of Human Movement Sciences
City: Amsterdam , Country: Netherlands
Discipline: Life Sciences, Medicine & Health
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  • Start Date of Studies September
  • Admission deadline 1 June
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    Failure under pressure

    A young tennis player is beating the socks off of a more experienced opponent. It´s a walkover. The youngster has three match points... but still he loses. The pressure was just too great. Missing a penalty, putting wide on the eighteenth green: many athletes fail under pressure. How can they practise and prepare for this kind of moment?

    Learning to grasp

    Babies grab at everything within reach. But at first they almost always miss. Why is that? And how do their arm movements become more precise? Is learning to grasp the same as learning to look?

    Running, writing, turning a page, tying your shoelaces... We are constantly moving. But what exactly is movement? What precisely happens when you scratch your head? Or hit a tennis ball? Movement is the product of a complex biological system.

    Want to find out how that works? Curious about the processes involved in movement? Interested in how people learn to move, how sporting performances can be improved and why some working environments are better than others? If so, the Master´s programme in Human Movement Sciences is for you.

    Studying Human Movement Sciences means stopping to consider movement. Depending upon which specialization you choose, you investigate the biomedical, physiological or psychological processes which contribute to human movement. Of course, these are closely related. And not only do you learn about movement, you learn to understand it.


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