Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Sports and Nutrition

Each year the faculty of Sports and Nutrition (FSN) receives exchange students from abroad. You can study here for one semester under the terms of a bilateral agreement between our faculty and your home university. We offer several exchange programmes such as Sport Commerce, Sport Development and High Performance Sport.

Exchange programmes


Semester *

High Perfomance Sport Autumn
Sport Commerce Autumn
Creating Food Concepts in Europe Autumn
Nutrition & Health Promotion – Personal Trainer Autumn and Spring
Sport Management internship Spring
Sport Entrepreneurship Spring
Sport Development Spring

* Autumn semester: September through January / Spring semester: February through June

High Performance Sport

The High Performance Sport programme (30 ECTS credits) 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. Subjects include: Sport policy and Governance, Sport Marketing, Sport Media and Sport Law.
Go to our Course Catalogue for more information

Download High Performance Sport Fact Sheet (PDF)

Sport Commerce

The sporting goods industry (footwear, apparel, equipment) is a huge market which is characterised as a dynamic sector where organisations need to stay on their toes constantly.

Consumers behaviour towards sports is changing constantly and the eCommerce boom and other technologies are taking their toll on many organisations in the sector. This requires organisations to have the right mission/vision, be positioned well compared to the competition, react quickly enough to trends and to execute their strategies and perform perfectly throughout the whole organisation.

Download Sport Commerce Fact Sheet (PDF)

Creating Food Concepts in Europe

The Creating Food Concepts in Europe programme 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 programme combine knowledge about food cultures, product design, consumer research and functional food science with economics, international marketing, intercultural management and business ethics.

Download Creating Food Concepts in Europe Fact Sheet (PDF)

Nutrition & Health Promotion – Personal Trainer

In the Nutrition & Health Promotion – Personal Trainer programme (30 ECTS credits) you will be trained to give expert advice as a fitness guide and 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.

This programme will lead up to a Certified Personal Trainer Certificate of the National Strength and Conditioning Association of America (NSCA), an international highly respected degree.

Download Fact Sheet Personal Trainer minor (pdf)

Download FAQ Personal Trainer minor (pdf)

Sport Management internship

If you have followed one of the three sport management programmes (High Performance Sport, Sport Commerce or Sport Development) in the Autumn semester, you can apply for a sport management internship (30 ECTS) in the Spring semester.

Via our network we can offer you different sport management internships in the Amsterdam area, such as at global brands, with English as working language.

Sport Entrepreneurship

From Spring 2021 onwards you can follow a 30 ECTS programme in Sport Entrepreneurship & Management in the Spring semester. During this programme you will learn to create your own business idea.

More information about the Sport Entrepreneurship & Management programme will be published soon on this website.

Sport Development

The Sport Development programme (30 ECTS credits) 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.

Download Sport Development Fact Sheet (PDF)

English Language Requirements

Because all of our programmes are taught in English, it is important that you have strong written and verbal English skills.

We expect that if you come to study at our faculty, 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.

Application procedure

1. Your home institution first needs to formally nominate you by sending an email to (our International Office).

Nomination deadlines

  • 1 April - for the Fall semester
  • 1 October - for the Spring semester

2. Once you are nominated, apply by filling out the online application form, with attached the following documents:

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

Application deadlines

  • 1 May - for the Fall semester
  • 1 November - for the Spring semester

Application form

Contact International Office

For more information and questions about out exchange programmes, please get in touch with our International Office:

Also visit our practical matters page for information about subjects such as housing, financial matters and insurance.

Published by  Faculty Sports and Nutrition 18 September 2020