• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jesse's Bio:
    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

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    Apple Valley, MN

    Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

    Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

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    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

  • Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

    Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

  • Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

Motor Learning and Motor Control Assignment


I just wanted to give some insight into the type of assignments we are given in the DPT program. This particular assignment is for our Lifespan Motor Development class.

Purpose: Apply concepts of motor control and motor learning when evaluating motor behavior.

The assignment was to get in contact with an individual (age 3-13) and observe as they participate in the activity. We were to note the type of activity (running, walking, swinging, drawing, throwing, etc.) and the nature of the movement (coordinated, un-coordinated, efficient, etc.). We were also asked to observe the social interaction of the child with others and the type of play (solitary, parallel, associative, etc.). After making note of these observations we were then asked to have the individual walk a straight line,  walk on a balance beam, or stand on one leg and draw a star in the air with their hand and then repeat the task 5 times. without feedback Then we were to have the individual do it again with our feedback and discuss whether or not the individual improved and why. We were to frame our discussion around the theories and stages of learning.

Finally, a paper was to be written that clearly described the factors related to the individual’s motor behavior and thoroughly summarized the factors related to the individual’s motor learning capabilities.

Just another assignment in the books and on to the next!

I observed a 5 year old child run around the Burns Wellness Center and play baseball for my Motor Control and Motor Learning assignment.

I observed a 5 year old child run around the Burns Wellness Center and play baseball for my Motor Control and Motor Learning assignment.


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