Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Sports and Nutrition

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

The faculty of Sports and Nutrition offers several programmes (30 ECTS). Read more about each programme futher below on this page.

Programme

Semester 

Sport Development  Autumn
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

Semester periods

  • Autumn semester: September through January
  • Spring semester: February through June

Application procedure programmes

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

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. 

Contact

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

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

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)

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
  • Sport Law

Download High Performance Sport Fact Sheet (PDF)

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)

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)

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)

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.

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

Subjects include:

  • Entrepreneurship Theory (Marketing, Finance, Organisation and Accounting),
  • Business Plan
  • Sport Policy
  • Strategic Management

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

Published by  Faculty Sports and Nutrition 6 January 2020

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