About Human Movement Sciences
Faculty of of Behavioural and Movement Sciences
In our research agenda, pushing scientific boundaries and contributing to societal challenges are equally important. Our research is embedded in two research institutes that the department co-founded: Amsterdam Movement Science (AMS) and the Institute for Brain and Behavior Amsterdam (IBBA), and is organized in five Research Sections that collaborate closely: Coordination Dynamics, Physiology, Motor Learning and Performance, Neuromechanics and Sensorimotor Control.
The department offers a BSc degree in Human Movement Sciences (in a Dutch language program) and two 1-year Master programs: Human Movement Sciences: Sport, Exercise and Health and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Sciences as well as a 2-year Research Master program: Human Movement Sciences.
Life is movement
Movement is the basis of everything we do. We need to move to survive, to achieve and to enjoy life. Movement cannot always be taken for granted, as is the case with patients whose functional movement is limited due to diseases and/or conditions such as osteoarthritis, cerebral palsy, stroke or a trauma. But also among healthy individuals (especially children, the elderly, athletes and working people), there is often a need to optimise movement in order to maintain or improve the range of movements or to prevent injury.