Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI201; and a minimum grade of C- in the KNES program's Math Requirement (e.g. MATH113, 115, 140).
Recommended: PHYS121 or KNES289P.
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Kinesiology department.
This introductory course investigates how humans control and adapt their movements to perform and learn a variety of motor skills, ranging from activities of daily living to elite athlete performance. This course examines the underlying cognitive, sensory and motor processes of control and adaptation of human movements both at the behavioral and neurophysiological levels. Relevant applications to movement rehabilitation as well as performance optimization are employed to illustrate the concepts discussed in class. The cognitive, sensory and motor mechanisms underlying motor control are explored first and then in a motor learning context.