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.

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 five different minors (fixed programmes of 30 ECTS).

  • Sport Development
  • High Performance Sport
  • Sport Commerce
  • Creating Food Concepts in Europe 
  • Nutrition & Health Promotion – Personal Trainer

Each minor 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 Sport Development minor (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 minor (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. The subjects covered include sport policy and governance, sport marketing, sport media and sport law, among many others.

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 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.

Download Creating Food Concepts in Europe Fact Sheet (PDF)

In the Nutrition & Health Promotion – Personal Trainer minor (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. The minor 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)

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. 

Application procedure exchange programmes

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


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

The nomination deadlines are:

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


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)

Application deadlines

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

Additional Information

For more information and questions about the exchange programmes of the faculty of Sports and Nutrition, 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 19 September 2019

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