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Sports and Nutrition

Each year the Faculty of Sports and Nutrition receives exchange students from abroad. You study here for one semester under the terms of a bilateral agreement between the Faculty of Sports and Nutrition and your home university.

Sports and Nutrition Exchange Programmes

If you would like to do an exchange programme at the Faculty of Sports and Nutrition, you can choose from four different minors (fixed programmes of 30 ECTS). Each of the minors takes place during the Autumn semester (September through January). One of them, Nutrition & Health Promotion – Personal Trainer, also takes place in the Spring semester (February through June). More information on the application procedure and the deadlines involved is provided below.

The available minors include:

MINOR IN SPORT DEVELOPMENT (30 ECTS credits)

The Sport Development minor addresses social challenges through sport in a national and international context. The aims of Sport Development are inclusion, empowering people and building communities through sustainable sport programmes. Subjects cover a diverse range of topics, including capacity building, sport policy and governance, social entrepreneurship and intercultural communication.

MINOR IN HIGH PERFORMANCE SPORT (30 ECTS credits)

The High Performance Sport minor focuses on the management aspects within the world of High Performance Sport. This industry is dedicated to striving for excellence and you will be taught in such an environment. The subjects covered include sport policy and governance, sport marketing, sport media and sport law, among many others.

MINOR IN CREATING FOOD CONCEPTS IN EUROPE (30 ECTS credits)

The Creating Food Concepts in Europe minor is part of the Bachelor’s programme Nutrition and Dietetics. The focus is on the creation of innovative food concepts. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, the courses combine knowledge about food cultures, product design, consumer research and functional food science with economics, international marketing, intercultural management and business ethics.

MINOR IN NUTRITION & HEALTH PROMOTION - PERSONAL TRAINER (30 ECTS credits)

In the Nutrition & Health Promotion – Personal Trainer minor you will be trained to give expert advice in the field of healthy lifestyle, both as a fitness guide as well as a personal trainer. The main purpose is to develop and to adjust an appropriate training schedule on an individual basis to enhance one or more performance factors. The minor leads up to a Certified Personal Trainer Certificate of the National Strength and Conditioning Association of America (NSCA), an international highly respected degree.

English Language Requirements

Because all of these minors are taught in English, it is important for all exchange students that you have strong written and verbal English skills. We expect that if you come to study at the Faculty of Sports and Nutrition you have sufficient proficiency in English (equivalent to IELTS 6.0 or TOEFL IB 80 and level B2). You are unlikely to pass your exams or obtain the necessary credits if you do not possess this level. 

Apply for an Exchange Programme

In case you are interested in an exchange programme at the Faculty of Sports and Nutrition, please follow the steps below.

Nomination

Your home institution first needs to formally nominate you by sending an email to sn-international@hva.nl (our International Office). 

The nomination deadlines are:

  • 1 April - for the Fall semester
  • 20 September - for the Spring semester

Application

Once you are nominated, you can apply by filling out the online application form below.

The following documents should be attached in the online form:

  • Copy of passport
  • Official transcript of records (including all grades you have received so far at your home institution)

The application deadlines are:

  • 1 May - for the Fall semester
  • 20 October - for the Spring semester

Additional Information

For more information and questions about the above programmes, please get in touch with our International Office: sn-international@hva.nl.

Published by  Faculty Sports and Nutrition 23 October 2017