Neuromotor Science MS

Gain rigorous interdisciplinary training and study the impact of disability, disease and health conditions on human movement with the Master of Neuromotor Science program in Temple’s College of Public Health. Advance the science of neuromotor control and biomechanics of human posture and movement in individuals across the lifespan and spectrum of health and disability. Graduates of the program go on to academic positions such as analysts for clinics, hospitals, industry, research institutions and universities, clinical research or teaching in professional programs, as well as positions in government research and development or as lab managers, project managers, research consultants and scientists.

Master’s students begin with a suite of core courses that examine the foundations of neuromotor science, including neural factors, mechanics and models, and cognition and learning. Electives will help you tailor your coursework with the guidance of faculty members and the program director. You may use those courses to lend an interdisciplinary perspective to your studies: For example, you can take courses in engineering, kinesiology, neuroscience or psychology.

The program structure is highly interdisciplinary. You’ll study with faculty in the departments of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology to gain a thorough foundation in these intersecting fields. Being embedded in the College of Public Health allows students in the program to collaborate closely and learn from fellow classmates in different disciplines.

Degree Completion

Complete the degree in two years by studying full time. You may also study part time and finish in three to four years. Your courses will be held on Main Campus in North Philadelphia.

To graduate you’ll need 30 credits. Pair with a faculty advisor based on mutual research interests, and plan an individualized path for your coursework and research.


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