We have many opportunities for undergraduates interested in working in with infants or young children in a research setting.

Volunteer as an Undergraduate Research Assistant in Our Lab!

Considering post-graduate education (PT, MED, OT, grad school in KNES)? Interested in working with children? Want to get a jump start on your KNES senior thesis? Dr. Clark's Motor Development Lab is looking for a few great students who want to work on research with children. Please see our current studies (linked through the DCD page) to learn more about the specific projects. Undergraduate students work directly with graduate student researchers and are involved in all aspects of the research process (literature reivews, data collection, and analysis).

Students who have completed KNES370/385 with an "A" and are able to commit to at least 2 semesters (spring and summer or spring/fall) should apply. The volunteer commitment for the first semester is 4 - 6 hours per week.

If you are interested or have questions you may contact Melissa Pangelinan ( Please send a short statement of your interest (in an email), your experience with children, your post-graduation plans, an unofficial transcript, and your semester course schedule. We typically begin looking for undergraduate assistants a few weeks before the start of the spring/fall semester or summer.

KNES289, 389, 498: Independent Study Courses

For students that have been working with the research lab for at least one semester, there is also an opportnity to sign up for independent study course credit. The Kinesiology Department offers KNES289 and KNES389 courses, in which you can do research for 1-3 course credits.