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    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 Spring and Fall 2001
    admissions and financial aid are now being encouraged for the Master's of
    Science and Ph.D degree program. A limited number of assistantships
    may be immediately available for the Spring 2001 semester.

    The program includes coursework in motor control, motor learning
    psychological aspects of movement, human response to space flight, 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
    component. A full listing of graduate courses can be viewed at

    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, motion analysis systems, and surface EMG
    and EEG systems. Current laboratory projects include the study of postural
    control after space flight, neuromuscular activation during locomotion
    after space flight, the role of foot sensory input in enhancing
    neuromuscular activation and reach strategies during preparatory dynamic
    postural control.

    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 $8,000 for two semesters and $9,000 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

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

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