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Chuck Layne
04-02-2002, 07:56 AM
Graduate Study in Motor Behavior at the University of Houston

The Motor Control and Coordination Laboratory in the Department of Health
and Human Performance at the University of Houston offers advanced degrees
in the study of human movement. Applications for Fall 2002 and Spring 2003
admissions and financial aid are now being encouraged for the Master's of
Science and Ph.D. degree program. A limited number of assistantships
remain available for the Fall 2002 semester.

The program includes coursework in motor control, motor learning,
psychological aspects of movement, human response to spaceflight, motor
rehabilitation and related courses offered in engineering and psychology.
The department has recently developed a focus centered on issues related to
Urban Fitness of which movement problems of diverse populations is a key

The University of Houston is located near the world renowned Texas Medical
Center and NASA's Johnson Space Center. Houston is the third largest city
in the United States and offers a large variety of professional and
personal opportunities.

The MCC is well equipped to perform research in a variety of areas of human
movement control. The lab consists of 1000 square feet of space that houses
two force plates, accelerometers, a video-based motion analysis system, and
surface EMG and EEG systems. Current laboratory projects include the study
of postural control after space flight, neuromuscular activation during
locomotion after spaceflight, the role of foot sensory input in enhancing
neuromuscular activation, reach strategies effects on preparatory dynamic
postural control and field-based measures of physical activity.

Applications for admission and financial aid should are currently being
accepted by the Graduate School Admissions Office. Graduate stipends for
Master's level students are approximately $10,000 for two semesters and
$11,000 at the doctoral level. Additionally, tuition remission is
available. Application forms can be found at

For additional information please contact Dr. Charles Layne at 713.743.9868
or by e-mail at clayne2@uh.edu

Charles S. Layne
Associate Professor
Department of Health and Human Performance
104C Garrison Gymnasium
University of Houston
Houston, TX 77204
office 713.743.9868
fax 713.743.9860

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