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.
In the process, they learn how to deal with movement-related problems and develop solutions to them. Due to the closeness to engineering-related subjects, students become familiar with the language and terminology of engineering, which means they can work together with engineers across disciplines at the interface between people, environment and technology.
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. Computer models are created and simulations of movement are carried out based on the knowledge of the properties of biological tissue, as well as movement control.
- 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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