Advanced Concepts in Motor Learning and Performance for Motor Skills Instructors

In order to ensure solid grounding in the precepts surrounding motor skill instructional methodology and to prepare Master Instructors for delivering the “motor leaning” portion of various instructor courses, this 80 hour course will guide the student through the theoretical concepts developed from scientific research in the area of motor learning and performance.  The participant will learn and understand the science based concepts and practices related to psycho-motor skills instruction.  Due to the “blended learning” nature of this class, 40 hours of credit is given for reading and completing the prerequisite 200+ question assignment.  Agencies should keep this in mind when approving participation in this college level course.

To register for the course, contact your Training Manager to assign the training to you via our Learning Management System (LMS).

Upcoming classes are listed below.  Registration does not guarantee acceptance into the class.  Selections will be completed four weeks prior to the class; those accepted into the class will receive a notification at that time.

If classes are full, or not available, please complete the  Course Interest Survey.  This is not a waiting list, but instead helps us see if there is enough interest to create another class.  If we schedule a session, we will contact everyone who has completed the survey and request that registration be completed.

Sacheie Coaxum (Division Administrator)

(206) 835-7329

Required Equipment

  • Presentation and writing equipment
  • Level One Instructor Manual
  • Test and answer questions in preparation for instructional exercises
  • Motor Learning & Performance 4th Edition – publisher: Human Kinetics.

Please note: Starting April 2020 the NEW required reading text will be Motor Learning and Control by Magill and Anderson 11th edition.


Pre-Course work

This course is delivered in a combination of at-home-self-study and classroom format.  Therefore, the course requires a completion of  200+ questions  (based on the required textbook) that must be submitted prior to acceptance into the course.

The test can be downloaded under "Required Forms."  Acknowledgement of receipt of all test questions and answers must be included with application.

Agencies should consider this study time as part of this course.

Dress Code

Visitors attending training at the WSCJTC are encouraged to wear their agency logo shirt/uniform or agency ID badge while on campus. 

Visitors not wearing agency identification can attend classes in business casual attire.  They will to need check in at the front desk and wear a clip-on visitor's identification card.


This course is a prerequisite for Master Instructors in lieu of the general Instructor Development course.


Class will be held 0800 -1700 Monday through Friday.

Dates and locations will vary by class.


Deadline to cancel is 7 days prior to class.  Send an email to to cancel your registration.

$150 no show or late cancellation fee.