Exchange program — Sports Nutrition
The program starts 1 September 2024 and 1 February 2025
How does nutrition affect athletic performance? In professional and recreational sports? Learn to give nutritional advice to individual athletes. Develop a nutrition intervention plan for a group of athletes. You gain the tools to effectively coach individual athletes on nutrition and health.
Why Sports Nutrition?
Work with the pros
You gain expertise from lecturers who work with elite athletes at the highest level
You learn how to inform and guide individual athletes about the ins and outs of sports nutrition. Design and run group consultations for athletes.
Work directly with professional athletes
You conduct research for an official sports organization. Collaborating on this level gives you unique work experience and recognition in the field.
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Classes also at Olympic Training Center
Your home base during this program is Nijmegen. Your student room, the HAN Sports Facilities, the HAN School of Sport and Exercise and the introduction are all in Nijmegen. But some classes are in Arnhem: in the Olympic Training Center Papendal. So you travel to Papendal once a week. The trip takes 45 minutes (by train and bus) each way and costs around €14 for a return ticket. Please be aware of these extra costs and traveling time..
Quick facts about the Sports Nutrition exchange program
School of Sport and Exercise
At the School of Sport and Exercise we train students to become critical, innovative and entrepreneurial professionals. We also offer training and courses for professionals in the field of sports, work and health. So they can apply the latest insights and theories in their work.
How you go on to make a difference
Sports Nutrition covers all kinds of sports-related topics. You learn about exercise physiology. Micronutrients and supplements. And nutrition for competitive/extreme athletes vs. recreational athletes. You also learn how to carry out research to solve sports-related nutritional challenges. Think about testing athletes. Gathering data. And translating your results into viable advice.
Why study in the Netherlands?
The Netherlands has a large population of international students so you won’t feel alone. In fact, 1 in 10 students is an international student. Why? Because the Netherlands has excellent, affordable higher education. It also has a thriving economy (18th in the world) so there are plenty of job opportunities. What’s more, the Dutch are open-minded and almost everyone speaks English.
Discover the city of Nijmegen
The lovely university town of Nijmegen has a great atmosphere. Just wander through its beautiful old streets and you feel its rich history. Looking for a charming pub or restaurant, a bit of culture or a great night out? Nijmegen has all this and more. Keen on sport or nature? Nijmegen has loads of sports clubs and is surrounded by beautiful forests full of hiking and bicycle trails.
HAN Nijmegen campusHeyendaalseweg 141
6525 AJ Nijmegen
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