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Stephanie Jones
02-13-2002, 06:32 AM
Graduate Teaching Assistantships

The Department of Human Kinetics at the University of Wisconsin -
Milwaukee offers a Master of Science degree program 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 at least 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 Department
has graduate teaching assistant (GTA) positions in four areas (outlined
in more detail below). Only students accepted to the Human Kinetics
graduate program will be considered for a GTA appointment.

Criteria for admission to the graduate program include:
1. GRE scores (Verbal + Quantitative = c.1000)
2. Undergraduate grade point average (minimum of 2.75 on 4.0
scale)
3. Appropriate coursework history

Program application may be made online
(http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Grad_Sch/) or materials may be obtained by
contacting the Graduate School (414.229.4982)) or the department's
Graduate Coordinator, Dr. Barbara Hart (414.229.6080 or hart@uwm.edu).
Our web-site (http://www.uwm.edu/SAHP/gp/hk/ghkmenu.html ) has
additional helpful information.

To apply for a GTA appointment, candidates shall also submit:
1. A formal letter of application
2. A resume / vita that presents information and experiences
relevant to GTA duties
3. Two letters of recommendation attesting to the candidate's
abilities to perform GTA duties

Candidates may include their GTA application materials along with their
documentation for admission to the program. For full consideration for
a GTA appointment, materials must be received by March 15, 2002.

Appointments begin August 19,2002 and are for one academic year (9
months), renewable, and dependent on funding. GTAs are required to
enroll in a minimum of 6 semester hours to maintain eligibility. GTA
appointments are half-time and carry a waiver of tuition plus a stipend
of approximately $10,000 per academic year. Students are responsible to
pay fees.

Biomechanics: Primary responsibilities include delivery of
undergraduate lab sections under the supervision of the course
instructor, consulting with students during office hours, and assisting
with other class administration needs.

Exercise Physiology: Primary responsibilities include delivery of
undergraduate lab sections under the supervision of the course
instructor, consulting with students during office hours, and assisting
with other class administration needs.

Motor Control/Biomechanics: Primary responsibilities include delivery
of undergraduate lab sections (Biomechanics in Fall, Motor Learning in
Spring) under the supervision of the course instructor, consulting with
students during office hours, and assisting with other class
administration needs.

Psychology/Sociology/Statistics: Primary responsibilities are
associated with delivery of an undergraduate statistics course (direct
review sessions, consult with students during office hours, and assist
with other class administration needs) with limited additional duties
related to class administration in psychology and sociology of physical
activity courses.

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