DPT 6304 - Life Span and Motor ControlCredits: 3 Hrs.
This course provides an understanding of normal human growth, maturation, and aging within the construct of motor behavior –motor development, motor control, and motor learning. Emphasis will be on acquisition and adaptation of functional motor skills throughout the life span. The course will be delivered primarily online, with weekly modules and reading assignments as well as discussion board interactions. Lectures and laboratory activities also will be scheduled to reinforce online learning. The course will set the foundation for future coursework in Neuromuscular I and II in applying motor control and motor learning concepts to persons with abnormal motor behavior due to disease and dysfunction.