The Movement Science and Biomechanics master’s degree program trains the next generation of movement scientists to be able to tackle movement-related issues and problems in industry and healthcare as well as in professional sport, in addition to being able to set up their own projects independently. This is made possible thanks to the strong focus on research in the program.
Students acquire an in-depth knowledge
- of biological and biophysical interconnections involved in the initiation, control and learning of movement, as well as
- how the human body adapts to physical stress.
A variety of experimental methods (dynamometric, kinematic, neuromuscular, electrophysiological and cardiopulmonary methods) are used in order to analyze movements and adaptations. A key focus of the master’s degree program is in using models to gain an understanding of the human movement system, as well as its components.
- An interest in the construction and function of the musculoskeletal system
- An interest in comprehensively analyzing healthy and dysfunctional (pathological) movement by means of neuromechanics, psychology and biomechanics
- An interest in describing motion by using models
- An interest in working as a team to solve complex problems
- Knowledge of movement-related processes (e.g. kinematics, dynamics, electromyography)
- An understanding of the foundations of anatomy/physiology
- A solid understanding of physics and math
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