Dr. Michael Lacourse
Year Hired: 1990
Position: Department Chair, KPE
312 - Motor Learning & Control
483 - Measurement & Evaluation
590 - Measurement & Statistical Analysis
696 - Research Methods
Ph.D., Kinesiology; Indiana University, Bloomington; 1989
M.S., Kinesiology; Indiana University, Bloomington; 1984
B.S., Kinesiology; Springfield College; 1980
Romero, D.H., Lacourse, M.G., Lawrence, K., Schandler, S., & Cohen, M.J. (2000). Event-related potentials as a function of movement parameter variations during motor imagery and isometric action. Behavioural Brain Research, 117(1-2), 83-96.
Lacourse, M.G., Lawrence, K., Cohen, M.J., & Young, R. (1999). Central nervous system: Spinal cord injury. In Exercise in Rehabilitation Medicine, W.R. Frontera (ed.), Champaign, Ill: Human Kinetics Publishers.
Lacourse, M.G., Cohen, M.J., Lawrence, K., & Romero, D. (1999). Cortical potentials during imagined movements in individuals with chronic spinal cord injury. Behavioural Brain Research, 104, 73-88.
Michael G. Lacourse, Ph.D., is currently Professor and Chair in the Department of Kinesiology & Physical Education at California State University, Long Beach and a Health Research Specialist at the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Healthcare Center. Dr. Lacourse has been a faculty member in the California State University system for 14 years. His research interest is in cognitive motor control and he is currently studying how spinal cord injuries effect brain function as well as how intervention strategies such as motor imagery training might be used during physical rehabilitation with spinal cord injured patients. He currently has reseach funding from the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs to study the effects of motor imagery training on cortical sensorimotor plasticity. Dr. Lacourse has over 40 publications in exercise science and has extensive experience in consulting on experimental design and statistical data analysis.