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11-15-2001, 02:34 AM
The University of California - Davis is currently seeking graduate students
to join its Exercise Science Graduate Program. Applications for Fall 2002
admissions and financial aid are now being accepted. Applications should
be received by January 15th, 2002 for the student to receive consideration
for all financial aid options.

Program Description
The UC Davis Exercise Science Graduate Group (EXSGG) is administered
through the Division of Biological Sciences. There are over 30 EXSGG
faculty members representing interests in biology, physiology, human
medicine, veterinary medicine, engineering, and nutrition. The EXSGG
continues to emphasize research and teaching in the areas of exercise
physiology and biomechanics.

Degrees offered
The EXSGG offers a program leading to the M.S. degree in Exercise Science.
The program provides advanced, concentrated training in two areas: (1)
exercise physiology and (2) biomechanics.

Faculty Interests
Students and faculty members in the EXSGG study human physical activity,
which is broadly defined and includes locomotion, sports, and physical
labor. Research opportunities allow integration of concepts from
biochemistry, biomechanics, health sciences, human ecology, nutrition,
physiology, and behavior to investigate both acute responses to and
adaptive consequences of physical activity at all biological levels.

Admission Requirements (GRE scores, GPA)
Students are expected to have completed course work in calculus, physics,
chemistry, exercise physiology, and biomechanics. Generally students have
a 3.3 GPA or better and GRE scores of 1100 or better in the combined Verbal
and Quantitative sections. Please visit our web site for more information
about the program and admission process.

Website addresses
Exercise Science Graduate Group (www.dbs.ucdavis.edu/grad/exs)
Division of Biological Sciences (www.dbs.ucdavis.edu)
University of California Davis (www.ucdavis.edu)

Contact information
Dawne Shell
Exercise Science Graduate Group
Graduate Group Complex
145B Briggs Hall
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-9091

Facilities & Equipment
The Human Performance Laboratory houses equipment for the study of blood
and muscle chemistry and enzymology, metabolism and energetics, muscle
mechanics and electromyography, movement kinetics and kinematics, body
composition and anthropometry, cardiorespiratory function during exercise
in a controlled environment, control and acquisition of motor skills and
the psychosocial aspects of human performance.

The Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Facility provides qualified researchers in
the biological, medical and physical sciences access to state-of-the-art
NMR instrumentation for spectroscopy and imaging. At present, the facility
operates six spectrometers of varying purposes and capabilities. All of the
spectrometers are multinuclear, and a large variety of high resolution,
surface and imaging coils are available for use.

The Occupational Biomechanics Laboratory is equipped with various kinematic
and kinetic devices to assess three-dimensional motion and forces during
occupational work, including: the Lumbar Motion Monitor (spinal motion),
the Greenleaf system (hand/wrist motion); Bertec 4060 3-D forceplate; Lido
Lift Simulator system; digital push-pull force gauge; accelerometers;
inclinometers; electromyography systems; Biopac Student Lab System
(physiology); and Kodak Ektapro 1000 high speed camera. Several
occupational risk assessment software programs are also available in the

The Veterinary Orthopedic Research Laboratory is used to study disorders of
musculoskeletal tissues and organs of domestic animals are studied using
mechanical testing, gross and microscopic morphology and morphometry,
radiography and microradiography, computer modeling; and epidemiology
techniques. Basic science and clinical veterinary faculty, graduate
students, clinical veterinary residents, and undergraduate students pursue
research in the laboratory. Specialized equipment includes a servohydraulic
biaxial materials testing system and equipment for the histologic
processing of mineralized tissues.

The Western Human Nutrition Research Center contains modern facilities and
equipment used to measure total energy expenditure, dietary intake and body
composition of humans, clinical chemistries in blood and other biological
fluids, and isotopic tracers of nutrients by mass spectrometry. The center
has a metabolic research unit to house volunteers for one to four months of
intensive study. The Center is planning a new building to be completed on
the UC Davis campus in a few years.

David Hawkins, Ph.D.
Human Performance Laboratory
Exercise Biology Program - Division of Biological Sciences
Biomedical Engineering Graduate Group - College of Engineering
University of California-Davis
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 752-2748 (phone)
(530) 752-6681 (fax)

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