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Motor Control

Our MS in Kinesiology with an emphasis in motor control focuses on questions concerning how movements are coordinated, controlled, and learned. The area is diverse in both its academic foundations (neuroscience, biomechanics, and experimental psychology) as well as its practical applications (physical education, kinesiology, rehabilitation, human factors engineering). Students completing this area of emphasis would be prepared for careers in a variety of movement-based professions and/or doctoral studies.

As a research-intensive degree, this includes the investigation of the following topics.

  • Effects of support surface angle and balance training on postural control in upright standing
  • Role of movement variability during functional tasks in healthy and injured populations


Motor Control Faculty

Dr. Phil Esposito
Dr. Adam King


Motor Control Research

Motor Behavior Lab
Physical Activity & Developmental Disability Lab