How can you identify the great athletes of the future? How do you optimize athletic performance? And what influence does physical activity have on a child's development? This programme will show you.
This two-year Master's programme is meant for students with a scientific fascination for sport. You will study athletic behaviour from multiple perspectives, using theories about cognition, psychology and physiology.
As a student of this programme, you will acquire an advanced understanding of issues in the field of sport sciences, both applied and fundamental. You will practice in measuring and analysing sports performance and gain familiarity with research methods and advanced statistics. Also, you will learn to develop optimal programmes to teach and train sport-related abilities and skills.
The programme is concentrated around four research areas. The first centres on physical activity, sports and cognition in children. The second deals with talent identification and development. Perception, action and decision making in sports is the third area. And in the fourth, you learn about performance analysis and optimisation in sports.
It is possible to do a crossover between the Master's programmes in Sport Sciences and Human Movement Sciences.
After graduation, you can continue your academic career in a PhD trajectory. You can also work as a scientist for a professional sport team or as a scientific advisor at sport associations such as the Olympic federation. In addition, you can develop training and exercise programmes for ergonomic, orthopaedic or educational institutions or develop sport, health and welfare policies for government agencies. With a teacher's certificate you can work as a lecturer in education.
Teacher/Lecturer of sport and exercise courses in Higher Education
- Policy Officer
Government employee dealing with sport, health, and welfare policies
Scientific advisor at sport associations or Olympic federation
Develop training and exercise programs for ergonomic, orthopaedic, or educational institutions
- Embedded scientist
Embedded scientist for a professional sport team/club
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