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 practitioners for professions concerned with the performance of motor skills; and engage in research investigating biomechanical factors underlying the coordination and control of motor skill with particular emphasis on gait control and rehabilitation.
Motor Control: Prepare practitioners for professions concerned with the performance of motor skills; and engage in research investigating the processes underlying the performance of motor skills with particular emphasis on coordination, movement accuracy, and rehabilitation.
Motor Development: Prepare practitioners for professions concerned with the learning and performance of motor skills, with particular emphasis on lifespan related characteristics and changes; engage in research investigating the lifespan related changes associated with the learning and performance of motor skills.
Motor Learning: Prepare practitioners 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.
Professional level training for graduate students interested in working in community and mental health settings. The program prepares students to become Licensed Professional Counselors in the state of Louisiana. Students receive knowledge, experience, and skills to:
- Facilitate human development and adjustment throughout the life span.
- Prevent, diagnose, and treat mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders and associated distresses that interfere with mental health.
- Conduct assessments and diagnoses for the purpose of establishing treatment goals and objectives.
- Plan, implement, and evaluate treatment plans using counseling treatment interventions.
- Practice consistent with the ethical and professional standards of the counseling profession.
Students must submit an application to the Graduate School and meet at least Graduate School admission requirements. http://gradlsu.gs.lsu.edu/
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.
KIN 7900 Introduction to Research Methods (3)
KIN 8900 Independent Research (9)
KIN 9000 Dissertation (9)
EXST 7003, EXST 7004, or EXST 7005 Statistics—I (4)
EXST 7013, EXST 7014, or EXST 7015 Statistics—II (4)
EXST 7037 Multivariate Statistics (3)
Minor, see below (12-18)
Electives see below (related to research focus) (9)
Select at least 12 hours from the following:
KIN 4512 Lifespan Motor Development
KIN 4519 Cadaver Laboratory
KIN 4571 Neuromotor Control of Human Movement
KIN 7503 Dimensions of Aging
KIN 7508 Analysis of Human Movement
KIN 7510 Motor Learning
KIN 7512 Motor Control
KIN 7517 Advanced Topics in Motor Control
KIN 7520 Motor Development
KIN 7526 Advanced Topics in Biomechanics
KIN 7532 Advanced Topics in Motor Learning
Total Hours: 65-71
Minor: The School of Kinesiology requires students enrolled in the PhD program to identify a minor. It can be an internal minor (one in a different graduate division) or external (one in a different department).
Electives: Electives will be selected on the basis of agreement between the student and the student’s advisor. Courses required for the minor will be based on agreement between the student and the student’s minor professor. Each of these agreements is subject to approval by the student’s PhD committee.
Contact for students who have questions or need more information:
Name: Dr. Jan Hondzinski
Program Area Faculty