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Movement Science and Education

Movement Science and Education

Department of Biobehavioral Sciences

Research and Labs

Center for Cerebral Palsy Research

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The Center for Cerebral Palsy Research was founded in 1996 and is committed to understanding the mechanisms underlying the symptoms of cerebral palsy and developing evidence-based treatment approaches targeting these symptoms. The Center is a non-profit organization located at Teachers College, Columbia University, a leading institution of Education, Health and Psychology. Our Center is committed to improving the lives of children with cerebral palsy through research. These include both speech and motor disorders associated with CP.


EXerT Clinic

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The ExerT Clinic offers individualized exercise testing and physical activity assessments and counseling services provided by highly trained, certified staff and Movement Science graduate students. The goal of the EXerT Clinic is to assist you in designing an effective exercise training regimen that will meet your own personal goals. Our services are appropriate for adults of all ages, including athletes and non-athletes alike, who would like to:

  • Optimize sports performance
  • Enhance overall health
  • Improve physical function
  • Enhance mood and feelings of energy
  • Help to manage a chronic disease or condition

Neurorehabilitation Research Laboratory

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The Neurorehabilitation Research Laboratory (NRL) conducts research on assessments and interventions for individuals with neurological diseases and disorders, including Huntington's disease, Parkinson's disease, and stroke. The lab also engages in research investigating motor control and motor learning processes in both healthy individuals and those with neurological diseases and disorders. Our broad aim is to develop effective interventions to improve functional abilities and quality of life for people with motor control impairments through physical therapy and exercise-based interventions.


Motor Learning & Motor Control Research

The motor learning and control laboratory at Teachers College evaluates upper and lower extremity motor tasks as a window to understanding how movements are learned and controlled.


Physical Culture & Education

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Faculty and students in Physical Culture & Education are committed to the sociocultural and pedagogical study of physical education [PE], physical activity, and health to understand the complex links between the body, identity, physical culture, pedagogy, and social justice issues. Physical culture is the study of human physical movement performed in a wide range of domains such as PE, sport, health, dance, and recreation from a critical perspective.

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