McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
845 Sherbrooke Street West
Montréal, QC
Canada H3A 2T5

Motor Control and Learning (M.Sc.)

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Degree: Master
Field of Study: Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Description Humans are unique among animals, as when standing erect, they have to maintain a bipedal stance over a narrow support base, provided by the feet. In the standing position, reaching out to touch or grasp an object involves a complex series of adjustments, not only to balance, but also to the trajectory of the limb in order to successfully and accurately attain the target. Such everyday tasks are taken for granted by able-bodied individuals, but often represent a source of destabilization, leading to falls or injury in the elderly or disabled population. Reaching and grasping result in internal forces being imposed upon linked segments, so humans must compensate for segment inertia and gravity when they are standing. The central nervous system is required to estimate the upcoming perturbation and account for it in the production of its motor commands for balance and movement.
Website: Motor Control and Learning (M.Sc.) at McGill University - Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Thesis Based? Yes
Course Based? Yes
Cost per year:
Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 213] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference

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Last Updated: June 30, 2012