Master Courses

For a comprehensive overview of the Master’s program please consult the Study Guide.
  • Concepts in HMS
    The student is able to report the key behavioral concepts in contemporary HMS, to apply these concepts in describing research outcomes, and to judge the (dis)advantages of using a particular concept in a particular situation. The student knows the mechanical concepts that apply to control of joint position and movement, in particular equilibrium, stability, robustness, performance, and observability. The student understands these concepts and can explain how they are related to clinical problems and to motor control in patients with joint disorders. The student knows the physiological concepts of exercise intensity and workload in sports and clinical research and training, in particular, (sub-) maximal force/power generation, (sub)maximal energy expenditure, anaerobic threshold and critical power. The student understands these concepts and can explain how they are related to sports and rehabilitation research and practice.
  • Coordination Dynamics: Principles and Applications
    The coordination dynamics approach is pursued to study how patterns of coordinated movement come about, persist and change as a function task constraints, expertise and pathology. The student is acquainted with the key principles, concepts and methods of coordination dynamics. The student can explain these aspects in a qualitative manner. The student is able to indicate how these aspects may contribute to assessments and interventions in the context of sports and rehabilitation.
  • Entrepeneurship in HMS
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  • Applied Biomechanics
    In this course the student will upgrade their mostly 2D biomechanical knowledge to the 3D world and they will learn to apply this new knowledge to perform biomechanical analyses in the context of Sport and Health. Examples of concepts included are joint angles, joint moments, energy (work, power), angular (and linear) momentum.