Our Movement and Sports Sciences graduates possess comprehensive academic skills, which enable them to approach and research “humans in motion”, how they function and how they are coached in a critical-scientific manner. In addition, they have extensive expertise to apply this critical-scientific approach to coach “the human in motion” in various sports and movement-related contexts. We also train you to become a professional in the field, who knows how to take on individual responsibilities as well as responsibilities in team, and to communicate appropriately in a broad and multidisciplinary society. Last but not least, the programme has an outspoken social character which makes for strong social skills in our graduates. Precisely these characteristics combined, so feedback from the professional field has taught us, are our most important asset. Due to this combination of skills our graduates are highly coveted by the professional field, in the sports and movement sector and beyond. With our clearly-defined main subjects, we deliver graduates who are well-prepared for the labour market. Please take a look at the overview of career opportunities below.
The sports and recreation sector
There are many job opportunities here:
sports official, policy offer for municipal sports policy;
manager of sports and recreation centres, manager of sports organisations;
PhysEd teacher-animator in holiday resorts or large companies;
specialized trainer at sports clubs, organisations or schools for professional athletes;
self-employed personal trainer, specialised trainer at a fitness centre or an organisation, or catering to specific target groups (e.g. children or senior citizens dealing with overweight);
management or co-ordinating positions at sports federations;
medical representative at a pharmaceutical company;
sports science coach at a sports medical or scientific counselling centre.
The Business World
Our graduates easily find their way into the business world. Many of them end op in (high-end) management positions, within the sports sector and beyond.
Academic research on sports, movement and health has been on the rise in recent years. Our graduates increasingly choose a research career after obtaining their Master’s degree, which in most cases results in a PhD. A PhD offers a clear added value for certain positions in a company, at university or a university college.
Please take a look at our leaflet with career opportunities (in Dutch).