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Cognitive and Motor Neuroscience Concentration

The cognitive and motor neuroscience concentration is designed to provide the student with an understanding of a life-span approach to motor skill acquisition and the overall development of children and youth. 

Degree Requirements

Students must complete all MSU and KIN requirements for the M.S. degree, including KIN 871-research methods, area of concentration, breadth requirement, and capstone (thesis, project, internship, or courses-only with certifying exam). The exact program of study is specified in an individual program plan approved by the student’s guidance committee. Typical courses in the cognitive and motor neuroscience concentration include:

  • KIN 461 – Neural Control of Human Movement (3 credits)
  • KIN 860 – Growth and Motor Behavior (3 credits)
  • KIN 861 – Growth, Maturation, and Physical Activity (3 credits)
  • KIN 840 – Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Activity (3 credits)
  • KIN 890 – Independent Study in Kinesiology (1-6 credits)

Students in this concentration often complete courses in areas of study such as family and child ecology, psychology, K-12 administration, and teacher education. Consult the Academic Programs and Description of Courses catalogs for a full listing of academic programs and courses.