Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Human Movement Analysis, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 14 days
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Module)
    Tuition (Module)
  • English
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


From élite sport to clinical rehabilitation, we are constantly trying to enhance the physical capabilities of the human body. Today, the main tool in this process is movement analysis. This course is a practical exploration of that topic. Following a brief general introduction to Human Movement Sciences and the presentation of a number of two and three-dimensional motion-capture techniques, you move into our extensive laboratory. The Human Movement Analysis course is delivered by Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Fitted with force plates, treadmills and even a climbing wall, here you collect your own data by performing relatively simple biomechanical experiments. In the second part of the course you analyse that material using MATLAB, a world-renowned numerical computing environment. As well as learning the ins and outs of this unique software tool, you also acquire the basics of digital signal analysis. This course acquaints you with various movement registration techniques and their use in sports and rehabilitation settings. By the end of it you will be able to use the MATLAB programming environment to perform basic digital signal analyses on movement data you have collected yourself.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Full-time duration 14 days
  • Study intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    3 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Entry Level
  • More information Go To The Course Website

Programme Structure

Our courses are designed to provide an intensive, in-depth look at your topic of study. Besides the built-in course excursions we offer an extensive social programme.


Mixed classroom with peers from all over the world, max. 25 students.


Dr. Theo de Haan, Melvyn Roerdink, Rebekka Verheij, Prof. Thomas Janssen

Advanced Bachelor's level, which means you are eligible to apply when you are enrolled in the second year of Bachelor studies.

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Tuition Fee Per Module

  • EUR 1000 International
  • EUR 1000 EU/EEA

Included in the tuition fee are: Airport pick-up service, Orientation programme, Course excursions, On-site support, 24/7 emergency assistance, Transcript of records. Excluding housing. Different housing options are available, both on and off campus.


Early bird discount of €150 for anyone who applies and pays before 15 March 2017. €250 discount for students from partner universities. 10 scholarships available that cover the full tuition fee of one course. Combine 2 courses: €100 discount. Combine 3 courses: €200 discount. See website for list of partner universities and terms and conditions.

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