Who We Are

The Center for Clinical Movement Science is an interdisciplinary organization at the University of Minnesota focusing on problems affecting the human motor system. Its faculty offers perspectives from the fields of engineering, kinesiology, and the neurological, rehabilitation and clinical sciences. Their research provides a better understanding of the underlying disease processes that lead to movement impairments. Its products are new knowledge, procedures, therapies and devices that will aid and enhance the care and treatment of age-related changes and diseases affecting human movement.

Goals

  • Obtain external grant support for the above research programs from federal agencies, corporations, and philanthropic organizations.
  • Train and supplement the educational experience of pre- and postdoctoral students from the associated academic units in the area of clinical movement science.
  • Promote the University as a leader in health care and clinical knowledge.
  • Enhance and complement the educational mission of departments whose faculty are associated with the center such as the Department of Biomedical Engineering, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Neurology, the Programs in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Rehabilitation Sciences, the School of Kinesiology, and the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences.
  • Engage and collaborate with other Medical School and Academic Health Center organizations involved in translational research.