Graduate School Opportunities
- Funding is available for two graduate students.
The newly created Office of Scientific Data Review and Dissemination, housed
within the Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of
Houston, has just received funding to support the education of two graduate
students interested either in motor behavior, biomechanics, physical activity
and health, broadly defined. Opportunities exist for either MS or Ph.D.
students. Primary responsibilities include reviewing annual reports
and published literature concerning spaceflight-related research projects,
and assisting in developing summary reports that may be used to guide the
development of future investigations. Priority will be given to applicants
who possess excellent electronic database searching and development skills.For
specific information about the available graduate programs, please visit http://hhp.uh.edu
and select the Programs link. For more information, please contact Dr.
Charles Layne, 713.743.9868 or by e-mail at email@example.com
- Funding is available for two graduate research assistantships
in the Ball State University Biomechanics Laboratory, Muncie, Indiana. Begins
Students will enroll in a Master of Science degree, with a specialization
in Biomechanics. This is a 33-hour program of study typically completed
over two academic years. The program includes coursework that addresses
both clinical and sport applications of biomechanics.
Graduate assistants are expected to contribute 20 hours per week to current
research projects in the Biomechanics Laboratory. There may also be opportunities
to teach undergraduate kinesiology laboratory classes.
For more information about current research taking place in the Biomechanics
Lab as well as the research facilities and equipment, please visit our
For admission into the Biomechanics Program, the main considerations
- The course background of the student (including physics, mechanics,
mathematics, computer science, anatomy, physiology, etc.) and
- The student's quantitative GRE score (preferably in the high 600's)
Outstanding students from the biological and engineering sciences are
encouraged to apply.
Please send a letter of interest, one copy of official transcript, curriculum
vitae or resume, and three letters of recommendation to:
Dr. Eric L. Dugan
School of Physical Education
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306.
If you have any questions regarding the position or application procedures,
Eric L. Dugan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Physical Education
Director, Biomechanics Laboratory
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306 Phone: (765) 285-5139
Fax: (765) 285-8596
- Graduate Student Fellowship in Human Movement Sciences
(Chancellor's Graduate Student Award)
The Department of Human Movement Sciences at the University of Wisconsin
- Milwaukee offers a MS in Kinesiology degree emphasizing research in the
human movement sciences. The program provides instruction and research
opportunities for students interested in studying the biopsychosocial aspects
of human movement. The thrust of the curriculum is the integration
of the body of knowledge fundamental to the science of human movement through
study in three of the five sub-disciplines represented by faculty in the
program (Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Control, Psychological
Aspects of Physical Activity and Sociological Aspects of Physical Activity).
The chancellor's fellowship for 2004-2005 will be awarded to support
a master's student who wishes to pursue human movement research and scholarship
as a means to contribute to the scientific foundation of one or more of
the five sub-disciplines and/or their professional applications. The
fellowship recipient will be selected from the applicant pool on the basis
of academic credentials, career goals, and research focus.
- Only students accepted to the Kinesiology graduate program will be considered
for Fellowship support.
Application for admission to the MS Kinesiology Program may be made online
(http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Grad_Sch/) or materials may be obtainedby contacting
the Graduate School (414.229.4982)) or the department's Graduate Program Coordinator,
Dr. Barbara Hart (414.229.6080 or firstname.lastname@example.org). Our web-site
(http://www.uwm.edu/SAHP/gp/hk/ghkmenu.html ) has additional helpful information.
Fellowship applicants shall also submit directly to the Graduate Program
- A formal letter requesting consideration for fellowship support including
description of academic and professional goals
- A resume/vita
- Two letters of recommendation attesting to the candidate's academic and
For full consideration for Fellowship support, materials must be received
by March 30, 2004.
Criteria for consideration:
- GRE scores (Verbal + Quantitative = c.1000)
- Undergraduate grade point average (minimum of 3.00 on 4.0 scale)
- Appropriate coursework history
The appointment begins August 23, 2004 for one academic year (9 months),
and is renewable for a second year. The fellowship recipient will be
required to enroll in a minimum of 6 credits per semester to maintain eligibility.
The fellowship carries a stipend of approximately $20,000 per academic
year and health benefits. The recipient is responsible to pay in-state
tuition and fees. (Non-residents of Wisconsin will receive non-resident tuition
- The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Kinesiology in cooperation with Presbyterian Hospital's Institute
for Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM) is seeking a graduate research
assistant for a 12 or 24 month position depending upon student performance
and progress. The successful candidate will work in Dr. Craig Crandall's laboratory
at The IEEM in Dallas approximately 20 hours per week and attend evening classes
at UTArlington in the M.S. in Physiology of Exercise Program. The primary
research focus of Dr. Crandall's laboratory is the interaction between thermoregulation
and the autonomic nervous system.
The student will be actively involved in all aspects of data collection,
analysis, and manuscript preparation for three funded projects. The
focus of the first project is to investigate the effects of heat stress
on autonomic control of blood pressure. Another study investigates
mechanisms by which skin surface cooling acts as a sympatho-excitatory stimulus,
with possible application as a countermeasure against orthostatic tolerance
that is frequently observed following space flight. A third research
project examines reinnervation and revascularization of human skin grafts.
- The student would have the opportunity to collect data that could be
used for a thesis project.
- The research assistantship position provides $12, 000 per year. Funding
for a second year is dependent upon student progress.
The qualities desired for this graduate research assistant position include
a good basic science background, diligence, good organizational skills,
neat appearance, politeness, open mindedness and the ability to work as
part of a team. Overall, this individual should be forward thinking
and proficient at time and skill management without an abundance of supervision.
The applicant will be required to interview with Dr. Crandall, as
well as, the University of Texas at Arlington Graduate Kinesiology faculty.
Funding for this assistantship begins, Fall 2004. Interested students
must apply for admission and complete and submit a graduate assistantship
application (available at http://www.uta.edu/coed/kine) to Dr. Sue Beckham
(email@example.com or 817-272-3108) by April 1, 2004 or until the position is
- Shriners Hospitals for Children - Shreveport, LA,
a 45-bed JCAHO accredited pediatric orthopedic hospital, is currently
seeking a dynamic and motivated Physical Therapist or Kinesiologist for our
Motion Analysis Laboratory. Responsibilities will include extensive involvement
in the clinical evaluation of patients, the integration of kinematic, kinetic,
electromyographic, pedographic and clinical data into a comprehensive report
used for treatment decision making and involvment as part of a developing
research team. We are looking for a therapist with pediatric experience and
will provide training for the gait analysis aspect of the job.
Candidates for this position should:
- Possess a B.S. degree in Physical Therapy or Kinesiology.
- Prior clinical gait analysis or biomechanics experience is a plus.
Salary and benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Send detailed resume, curriculum vitae, and salary requirements to:
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Human Resources Department
3100 Samford Avenue
Shreveport, LA 71103
- Funding is available for a graduate student
starting in the fall of 2004 at the University of Wyoming.
- Degree Offered: MS in Kinesiology and Health, the specialist area of
study would be human biomechanics
- Responsibilities: Graduate assistants are expected to contribute 20
hour per week towards assisting with undergraduate teaching and laboratory
- Current Research: Computer simulation of athletic movements; Improving
activities of daily living in the elderly
- Stipend: Stipend is $10,052.00 for nine months. Out of state tuition
waivers are available.
- Qualifications: For admission of a student into the Biomechanics Program,
the main considerations are: (a) the course background of the student
(science courses, including physics, mechanics, mathematics, computer
science, anatomy, physiology, etc.); and (b) the student's mathematics
("quantitative") GRE score, which should be at least in the
high 600's. Outstanding students from the biological and engineering sciences
are encouraged to apply.
- Applications: Please send a letter of interest, transcript (unofficial
copies are fine), cv/resume, and the names and contact information of
Review of applications will begin Feb 1 and will continue until a suitable
candidate is found.
Please send materials to:
110 Corbett Building
Laramie WY 82071
For additional information please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
the following websites.
- Graduate Study in Movement Science at UT Austin:
The graduate program in Movement Science (formerly Motor Behavior)
in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Texas at Austin is actively
seeking highly motivated M.S. and Ph.D. graduate students to join our program.
Students can pursue either Master's or Doctoral degrees in biomechanics, motor
control, or developmental science.
Funding is available for qualified individuals. Applications for Fall
2004 admissions and financial aid are now being accepted. Applications should
be received no later than January 15, 2004 for students to receive full
consideration for ALL financial aid options. Students should keep in mind,
however, that this is not a "hard" deadline. If you are seriously
interested in applying, please contact us as soon as possible so we can
at least start the application process by January 15.
- THE PROGRAM: The Movement Science Program in the Department of Kinesiology
at The University of Texas offers comprehensive advanced training in the
biomechanics of human motion leading to Ph.D, M.A., or M.Ed. degrees. Students
can take introductory and advanced level courses in such areas as Research
Methodologies, Biomechanics in Clinical Settings, Biomechanics of Sport,
Neuromuscular Bases of Motor Control, Principles of Neuroscience, Children's
Exercise and Activity, Motor Development - Assessment, Advanced Exercise
Physiology, Physical Dimensions of Aging, and more. In addition to the courses
offered by the Department of Kinesiology, students take classes in other
areas, such as Biomedical Engineering, Neuroscience, or Psychology. Additional
advanced courses, including research seminars, are also offered. Students
are encouraged to contact individual faculty members to find out more about
their research interests and programs:
Dr. Lawrence Abraham, Professor, Motor Coordination Lab
Dr. Jonathan Dingwell, Assistant Professor, Nonlinear Biodynamics Lab
Dr. Lisa Griffin, Assistant Professor, Neuromuscular Physiology Lab
Dr. Jody Jensen, Associate Professor, Developmental Motor Control Lab
Dr. Waneen Spirduso, Professor, Aging Motor Behavior Lab
- ADMISSION: Applications for admission and financial aid should be received
by the Graduate School Admissions Office no later than January 15, 2004
if students wish receive full consideration for all financial aid options.
However, applications received up until August 1, 2004 may still be considered
for admission (only). For admission of a student into the Movement Science
Graduate Program, the main considerations are: (a) the course background
of the student (science courses, including Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics,
Motor Control and Learning, etc.); (b) the student's GRE scores (Verbal
scores should preferably be 500 or above, Quantitative and Analytical scores
should preferably be in the 600's or above); and (c) the student's record
of interest and academic performance in an area of study related to Movement
Science. Outstanding students from the clinical sciences (e.g. PT, OT, etc.),
as well as the biological and engineering sciences, are encouraged to apply.
For more information about the graduate program, please visit our departmental
homepage at http://www.utexas.edu/education/kinesiology/
For more information about applying to UT grad school, contact the Graduate
and International Admission Center (GIAC): www.utexas.edu/student/giac/
For more information about departmental application requirements, please
Graduate Coordinator, Kinesiology
Candidates are also strongly encouraged to contact any member of the
Movement Science faculty if you would like to discuss their research interests
with them prior to applying.
UT Kinesiology Department: http://www.utexas.edu/education/kinesiology/
University of Texas Graduate School: http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/
The University of Texas: http://www.utexas.edu/
Jonathan Dingwell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Health Education
Universtiy of Texas at Austin
Campus Mail Code: D3700
Belmont Hall 222
Austin, Texas 78712
- Graduate Assistantships: Ithaca College
offers graduate assistantships for students pursuing a M.S. in Exercise &
Sport Sciences. This one year program of study allows you to concentrate in
either exercise physiology or sport psychology. Assistantships are awarded
on a two semester basis, involve up to 15 hours per week of duties, and carry
with them a salary and scholarship for tuition waiver. Graduate assistant
responsibilities are assigned in areas such as adult fitness, coaching, laboratory
teaching/research, athletic training, etc.
Contact Dr. Shelley at gshelley@i... or call (607)274-1275.
This process is ongoing until May, but it is best to get your application
in as soon as possible.
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