Motor Control


Motor control encompasses an area of study that explains how we coordinate movements and learn new skills. This course explores the underlying neurophysiology of motor control and the concepts and processes of neuromotor control. Students gain a greater understanding of the structure of the nervous system following the completion of this course. In addition, students are taught about the neuromotor basis for motor control, the associated theories behind this, as well as how we comprehend internal and external information to constrain movements.



  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the components of the central nervous system;

2. Define theories of motor control;

3. Discuss how sensory information affects motor control;

4. Describe the action preparation process;

5. State how attention can affect the performance of motor skills;

6. Cooperate successfully as part of a research group.


  • Structure of the nervous system
  • Integrative functions of the central nervous system
  • Neuromotor basis for motor control
  • Theories of motor control
  • Vision, touch and proprioception
  • Action Preparation and Planning
  • Attention
  • Memory

Replacing Course(s)

This course replaces the following course(s): SPOR2060. Students who have successfully completed SPOR2060 are not eligible to enrol in EXSS2060.

Assumed Knowledge

HUBS1403 Biomedical Science Part 1 HUBS1404 Biomedical Science Part 2 EXSS1010 or SPOR1010 Foundations of Exercise and Sport Science

Assessment Items

Formal Examination: Examination: Class Examination: Formal

Tutorial / Laboratory Exercises: Laboratory Exercises

Written Assignment: Essays/Written Assignments

Contact Hours



Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term