Contact Information

Director of Graduate Studies
Juergen Konczak
(612) 624.4370

Administrative Assistant
Hannah Walter
(612) 625.3313

Center Address

400 Cooke Hall
1900 University Ave. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

 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 offer 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.


Course Announcement: KIN 5941 - Fall Semester 2016

This course provides an overview of various neural subsystems involved in controlling human motor behavior with a special emphasis on understanding how various neurological disease states affect motor function. The effects of specific brain lesions and nervous system diseases on overt behavior will serve as a guide to assess the role of different neural structures for movement control. The overall aim of the course is to gain a better understanding of how a specific dysfunction at the neural level leads to specific impairments in behavioral or sensorimotor function. In addition, the course will review how current pharmacological, behavioral and technology-driven treatments help to alleviate sensorimotor symptoms and improve function.

Q: For whom is this a good class?

A: Graduate students and advanced undergraduate students seeking careers in the health sciences and/or interested in the neural basis of neurological disorders affecting movement control.

Q: What will I learn?

A: At the end of the course you will know -

  • the neural structures involved in voluntary and involuntary motor control,
  • the neurophysiological mechanisms underlying human motor control,
  • the motor disorders resulting from lesions in the major cortical and subcortical motor areas,
  • the major treatment regimes for the most common neurological motor disorders.

Instructor: Jürgen Konczak, Professor, School of Kinesiology

When: Tuesdays, 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM

Where: TBA

Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) Seminar 

We are pleased to announce the Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) will host a seminar on Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in 4-101 Nils Hasselmo Hall. Refreshments will be served at 11:45am. 

Dr. Jürgen Konczak,
 Director of Graduate Studies, School of Kinesiology, Director of the Center for Clinical Movement Science, University of Minnesota

 Robotic Rehabilitation and Human Motor Control: Challenges and Opportunities

Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) Seminar 

We are pleased to announce the Institute for Engineering in Medicine (IEM) will host a seminar on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in 4-101 Nils Hasselmo Hall. Refreshments will be served at 11:45am.

Dr. Jose L. Contreras-Vidal, Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen
University Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Houston

 Insights into the Postural Control System using Stabilogram Diffusion Analysis

CCMS Journal Club Meeting 

Human Sensorimotor Control Laboratory (HSC) doctoral student Naveen Elangovan has organized a journal club for the fall semester.

CCMS journal club meetings are scheduled to happen every fortnight between 3:30 pm - 4:15 pm on Wednesdays.

Faculty and students are invited to the second meeting on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 in Cooke 400 at 3:30 pm. 

The club will discuss Crowell, Andrea L., Elena S. Ryapolova-Webb, Jill L. Ostrem, Nicholas B. Galifianakis, Shoichi Shimamoto, Daniel A. Lim, and Philip A. Starr. "Oscillations in sensorimotor cortex in movement disorders: an electrocorticography study." Brain (2012): awr332.

2015 CCMS Research Day

On May 8 the center hosted its research day. The program included graduate presentations by graduate students, University of Minnesota faculty. Invited talks included:

  • Underlying Mechanisms of Movement Impairment in Parkinson's Disease by Quincy Almeida, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Relearning to Walk without Falls after Spinal Cord Injury by Kristin Musselman, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
  • Back-and-forth to Basics: Building Research Capacity in Human Movement Science by Daofen Chen, Program Director at NIH/NINDS

Over 50 registered participants from the UMN, the community and Iowa State University attended the two day event

2015 CCMS Research Day images will be posted here shortly.

2013 CCMS Research Day

Please follow the link containing the images taken from the 3rd CCMS Research Day:

CCMS Faculty

Upcoming Colloquium

The next CCMS talk will be presented on Monday, October 24 2016 by Dr. Arun Singh from Department of Neurology

"Regulation of abnormal striatal neuronal activity in parkinsonian monkeys"

The event will be held in room 405, Walter Library at 4 pm.

Academic Programs

Clinical Physiology & Movement Science