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Motor Learning & Control

Department of Biobehavioral Sciences

Motor Learning & Control

Biobehavioral Sciences

Welcome to Motor Learning & Control

Motor Learning study focuses on the behavioral, biomechanical, and neural bases of development, acquisition, and performance of functional movement skills. Acquisition of skill is examined over the lifespan in typically developing and impaired individuals. Movement analysis is used to elucidate the neuromotor control processes underlying skilled performance in everyday functional behaviors, sport, and dance. The teacher or therapist’s role in facilitating skill learning and performance is emphasized.

This specialty has five components:

  1. Substantive study of theory and research as embodied in lecture and laboratory courses.
  2. Development of clinical or educational skills in laboratory and fieldwork courses.
  3. Research training to enable students to read and interpret original research and to carry out educational, clinical, or laboratory research.
  4. Seminars to discuss theory and research, identification of research problems, and clinical/educational applications.
  5. Elective courses to meet specific student needs which may be taken throughout the College and University in such areas as Anatomy, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Science, Health Education, Higher and Adult Education, Neurosciences, Nutrition, Physiology, Psychology, and Science

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Program Director: Andrew Gordon

Teachers College, Columbia University
Thorndike Hall

Contact Person: Erynn Lowery

Phone: (212) 678-3325    Fax: (212) 678-3322   


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