University of Colorado Boulder
The Science of Movement Specialization
University of Colorado Boulder

The Science of Movement Specialization

Develop a basic science understanding of movement!. Master the neuromuscular factors that establish movement capabilities in health and disease.

Taught in English

Roger Enoka

Instructor: Roger Enoka

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Specialization - 3 course series

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What you'll learn

  • Be able to explain how the nervous system controls the muscle forces that drive movement

  • Distinguish the role of different parts of the nervous system in producing movement.

  • Develop interventions that can improve and restore movement capabilities

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Specialization - 3 course series

What you'll learn

  • To describe the generation and transmission of the activation signal.

  • To explain the translation of the activation signal into muscle force.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Control of muscle force
Category: Generation and recording of activation signals
Category: Transformation of an activation signal into muscle force
Category: Electrical properties of excitable membranes
Category: Contractile properties of motor units

What you'll learn

  • To evaluate the role of sensory feedback in the performance of movement.

  • To differentiate the neural networks that generate reflexes, automatic behaviors, and voluntary actions.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Sensory modulation of activation signals
Category: Control of locomotion
Category: Spinal Cord Physiology
Category: Reflex pathways
Category: Control of movement by the brain

What you'll learn

  • Distinguish between the adjustments and adaptations that are responsible for changes in neuromuscular function.

  • Evaluate the strategies used in rehabilitation to recover from damage to the neuromuscular system.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Declines during healthy aging
Category: Sensorimotor control of movement
Category: Adaptations with speed training
Category: Neural plasticity
Category: Fatigue and fatiguability

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Roger Enoka
University of Colorado Boulder
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