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.
16 Oct 2023
Taiwanese biomedical engineering researcher visited with CCMS colleagues
Dr. Fong-Chin Su, professor of biomedical engineering of National Cheng Kung University in Tainan, Taiwan visited campus labs of CCMS faculty in mechanical engineering and kinesiology as well as the Institute of Engineering in Medicine. He presented his innovative research and development work on how to measure finger forces in clinical populations to the CCMS colloquium.
15 Aug 2023
Clinical Physiology and Movement Science course offered this fall semester
Introduction in Clinical Physiology and Movement Science is the anchor course for the free-standi
ng graduate minor in CPMS administered through CCMS. This 3-credit course is designed to give students an overview into the fields of clinical physiology and clinical movement science. It provides a basic understanding of clinical issues related to human motor function and physiological parameters of human performance. It presents the newest research methods to study human movement and physiological function and explains how these methods produce clinically relevant research findings.
14 Oct 2022
Ph.D. Position in the Movement Control and Rehabilitation Lab
The Movement Control and Rehabilitation Lab in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Minnesota is recruiting a highly motivated candidate for a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science, with a start date as early as Spring 2023. Our lab is interested in examining fundamental questions of movement control in humans with the goal of designing non-invasive strategies for rehabilitating movement in chronic stroke survivors.
The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing research in upper limb control of movement in chronic stroke survivors and develop an independent project to examine the role of cognition on movement execution. Candidates with a background in human movement (biomedical engineering, neuroscience, kinesiology, neurorehabilitation, or a related field) are encouraged to apply. Prior research experience with human subjects testing, movement analysis, and MATLAB programming are highly desirable. Interested candidates should email their CV and a statement of interest to Dr. Shanie Jayasinghe at
5 Oct 2022
CCMS joined CATSS to seek NSF funding for pre- and postdoctoral training
The Center joined the Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Science to collaboratively submit an NRT training grant proposal to the National Science Foundation. The aim of this training grant to educate the future work force in applied sensorimotor science.
27 Aug 2022
Robert Scheidt from Marquette University visited CCMS affiliated labs and speaks to CCMS colloquium
The Center has started again to invite faculty researchers from other institutions to campus. During his recent visit on 25/26 August, Dr. Robert Scheidt visited various labs and interacted with pre- and postdoctoral researchers in the labs of Dr. Hawe (Neural Lab), Dr. MacKinnon (Movement Disorders Laboratory), Dr. Konczak (Human Sensorimotor Control Lab), Dr. Jayashinghe (Movement Control and Rehabilitation Lab) and Dr. Van de Winckel (Brain Body Mind Lab).