Careers from studying Human Movement Science

  • Professional coaches
  • Strength and conditioning coaches
  • Sport development officer
  • Gymnasium instructor
  • School sport coach
  • Physical trainer
  • Sport development officer
  • Sport manager
Current research projects

Current research projects

  • RSDI (Rural Sport Development Initiative) - The impact of a LTAD (Long Term Athlete Development) and Gross Motor Skill Development (GMSD) programs on social- and sport development in rural areas. Dr Maya van Gent
  • Psychological strategies of coaching in competitive sports. Dr. Lyoka

Key International trends in the field of human movement science

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  •  At the 11th Sport for All Congress in 2006. A paper presented by the WHO titled "Physical activity: Benefits and challenges" reported that in 60% of global death were caused by inactivity and that the figure will rise to 73% by the year 2020. It also stated that 60% of the world population is not active enough to gain health benefits.
  • At the World Health Assembly (2004), it was highlighted that another aim was to strengthen the human resources needed in this domain to enhance and sustain health. (Fifty-seventh world health assembly, agenda item 12.6, 2004:7)
  • UN-Resolution adopted by the General Assembly - 58/5. Sport as a means to promote education, health, development and peace, 17-11-2003