The motor behavior concentration involves inquiry related to human motor development, motor learning, and motor control. Students in the program undergo a curriculum consisting of coursework and research experiences designed to prepare them for careers in academia, industry, and the health professions.
The coursework is flexible and promotes a multidisciplinary approach to the examination of human motor behavior. Most research in the motor behavior concentration is performed in the Applied Neuromechanics Research Laboratory (ANRL). However, there are also exciting collaborative opportunities with The Exercise Psychology and Exercise Physiology laboratories. Currently, work in the ANRL in the area of motor behavior focuses on movement accuracy, especially as it is impaired by old age or after strenuous exercise.
Undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in acquiring research experience in motor behavior should contact Dr. Kurt Kornatz.