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Neuromotor Science (MS)

Our neuromotor science program prepares individuals to advance the science of neuromotor control and biomechanics of human posture and movement in individuals across lifespan and spectrum of health and disability levels. The MS in Neuromotor Science combines faculty from the departments of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology.

The program requires 30 credits of study beyond the undergraduate degree and will take approximately two years of full-time study. Full-time study is encouraged for MS degree program. View Curriculum.

The study of human movement, both as an outcome of health and functioning, and as a means to understand the mechanisms underlying neuromotor system integration and behavior, is foundational to many health professions. The skills needed to be successful in fields of related study require fluency across disciplines of kinesiology, rehabilitation, engineering and neuroscience and cannot be fully addressed in undergraduate or professional entry level degree programs. There is a need for rigorously trained scientists with interdisciplinary training in neuromechanics, neurobiology and biomechanics of the sensorimotor system, and the impact of health conditions, disease and disability on human movement.

*This program is not subject to accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org;  website: http://www.capteonline.org