This unit of study introduces students to the neuro-mechanical basis of the control of human movement as it relates to exercise and sport, at the central, spinal and peripheral levels of the nervous system. Areas covered are: movement physiology (brain, muscle and spinal control), movement control, development and aging and atypical control, movement representation in the brain and the neural correlates of learning and plasticity.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):