Movement Science Concentration

Movement Science Emphasis Area: Typical Course Sequence (18 credits)

Overview: The movement science concentration requires 18 credit hours of coursework outside of other program requirements. This coursework provides students with a common background relative to movement science with emphasis on application to rehabilitation. Movement requires the coordinated interaction between neurons and muscles, and our program includes faculty studying all aspects of neuromuscular function. As such course content encompasses the spectrum of movement science ranging from genes and molecules to biomechanics. The program offers a core set of required classes to be taken by all movement science students. After the required core program, students are encouraged to tailor the remaining concentration coursework to match their research aims.

All movement science track students are required to take at least three of the following four courses prior to graduation:

RSD 6718: Neuroplasticity as a Foundation for Rehabilitation (3 credits)
RSD 6401: Skeletal Muscle in Aging & Disease, and Implications for Rehabilitation (3 credits)
RSD 6710: Motor Control: Translating from Fundamental Research to Rehabilitation Practice (3 credits)
APK 6226C: Biomechanics of Human Motion (3 credits)

Additional core coursework which should be discussed with the primary mentor and includes:

RSD 6930: Control of Breathing and Airway Defense- Implications for Rehabilitation (3 credits)
APK 6116C: Physiological Bases of Exercise and Sport Sciences (3 credits)
GMS 6847: Translational Research & Therapeutics: Bench, Bedside, Community & Policy (3 credits)
APK 6118: Neuromuscular Adaptations to Exercise (3 credits)
GMS 5905: Biomechanics in Orthopedics and Rehabilitation (3 credits)
APK 7117: Exercise Metabolism (3 credits)
APK 7107: Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology (3 credits)
BCH 5413: Mammalian Molecular Biology and Genetics (3 credits)
RSD 6930: Muscle Journal Club (1 credit)
RSD 6930: Respiratory Neurobiology Journal Club (1 credit)
Note: other courses are available beyond what is provided in the above list. Students should discuss appropriate emphasis area courses with primary mentor and select those which best fit their research project.