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MS in Kinesiology

Motor Behavior 

 

 
Engaging in research focused on the learning and performance of coordinated movement, the Motor Behavior specialization also prepares students for careers as practitioners, researchers, and scholars.
 

 

Biomechanics: Prepare students for professions concerned with the learning and performance of motor skills; and engage in research investigating biomechanical factors underlying the coordination and control of motor skills with particular emphasis on gait control and rehabilitation.

 

Motor Control: Prepare students for professions concerned with the learning and performance of motor skills; and engage in research investigating the neural processes underlying the performance of motor skills with particular emphasis on coordination, movement accuracy, and rehabilitation.

 

Motor Development: Prepare students for professions concerned with the learning and performance of motor skills; and engage in research investigating the neural and behavioral processes underlying the performance of motor skills of people of all ages.

 

Motor Learning: Prepare students for professions concerned with the learning or re-learning of motor skills; and engage in research investigating the processes underlying the learning of motor skills and intervention strategies to facilitate the learning or re-learning of motor skills.

 

Admission requirements:


Students must submit an application to the Graduate School and meet at least Graduate School admission requirements. http://gradlsu.gs.lsu.edu/

 

Course requirements:


This is a list of suggested courses and should be viewed as a model program rather than a required course list. Students should consult with counselors and faculty advisor(s) as to which coursework plan that will prepare them to meet their goals.

 

Recommended Courses:

 

KIN 4512 Lifespan Motor Development3
KIN 7508 Analysis of Human Movement3
KIN 7510 Motor Learning3
KIN 7512 Motor Control3
KIN 7900 Introduction to Research Methods3
POLI 7962 Introductory Statistics3
EXST 7003, EXST 7004, or EXST 7005 Statistics--I4


 

Select 9 hours from the following courses:
 

 

KIN 4519 Cadaver Laboratory3
KIN 4571 Neuromotor Control of Human Movement3
KIN 7517 Advanced Topics in Motor Control3
KIN 7526 Advanced Topics in Biomechanics3
KIN 7532 Advanced Topics  in Motor Learning3
KIN 8900 Independent Research3-6
Total Hours36-37

 

 
Recommended Electives (see note below):
KIN 4519 Cadaver Laboratory
KIN 4520 Psychosocial Aspects of Sport
KIN 7503 Dimensions of Aging
KIN 7514 Pedagogy in Physical Education
KIN 7517 Advanced Topics in Motor Control
KIN 7520 Motor Development
KIN 7521 Lab Techniques in Motor Behavior
KIN 7523 Theories of Motor Skill Acquisition
KIN 7530 Exercise Physiology (or KIN 7533 or KIN 7534)
KIN 7531 Structural and Functional Characteristics of the Developing Child
KIN 7535 Neuromuscular Aspects of Exercise
HEC 7058 Adulthood and Aging
IE 4461 Human Factors Engineering
IE 7465 Occupational Biomechanics
PSYC 4030 Psychology of Thinking and Decision Making
PSYC 4031 Sensory and Perceptual Processes
PSYC 4034 Physiological Psychology
PSYC 4072 Development Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
PSYC 7030 Cognitive Bases of Behavior
PSYC 7034 Biological Bases of Behavior
KIN 8900 Independent Research

 

Thesis Option: Students who wish to write a thesis for this degree, may do so with the approval of his/her advisor. The program of study for this option replaces 6 semester hours of the non-thesis program with six (6) hours of KIN 8000 (Thesis Research).

 

Electives: Courses selected as electives must be approved by the student’s advisor. Students may have no more than 6 semester hours toward their 37 hour total from KIN 4900, KIN 7505 and KIN 8900.

 

 

Contact for students who have questions or need more information:


Name: Dr. Jan Hondzinski
Email: jhondz1@lsu.edu
Phone: 225-578-9144

 

 Program Area Faculty

 

Jan Hondzinski

Michael MacLellan
Arend VanGemmert

Sara Winges