View Full Version : Ph.D Fellowship in Sports Medicine Available - August 2004

Mitchell Cordova
02-09-2004, 02:13 AM
The Athletic Training Department (www.indstate.edu/athtrn) in the School
of Health & Human Performance at Indiana State University
(www.indstate.edu) is seeking a highly energetic and motivated
individual to fill a Ph.D Fellowship position commencing August 2004.
The Ph.D specialization in Sports Medicine is offered in conjunction
with the Department of Life Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences
(http://mama.indstate.edu/dls) at Indiana State.

Students are exposed to a variety of coursework delivered by faculty
within the Athletic Training Department, Department of Life Sciences,
Department of Physical Education and the Terre Haute Center for Medical
Education (www.indstate.edu/thcme), which is an affiliate of the Indiana
University School of Medicine. Additionally, students engage in
research through a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach with the
faculty from these areas. The Sports Medicine specialization is a
research-based Ph.D program, where the emphasis of study is on the
neuromechanics of lower extremity joint injury and rehabilitation.

The Sports Injury Research Laboratory (SIRL) has been in existence for
25 years. The SIRL occupies approximately 1600 ft^2 of dedicated lab
space in the Student Health Services Building on the campus of Indiana
State University. This space provides for various computer stations, a
therapeutic modalities research area, neuromuscular research area, and a
motion assessment area. The SIRL is closely situated to two large
gymnasiums in the School of HHP Arena which may be used for testing that
cannot be accommodated in the SIRL. It also lies conveniently adjacent
to the athletic training services clinic. The SIRL is equipped with a
Qualysis 3-D video motion analysis system, 3 - BIOPAC data acquisition
systems, an AMTI force platform, CYBEX NORM exercise dynamometer,
Datalogger temperature measurement system, dual channel Grass Stimulator
(with 2 isolation units and constant current units), multiple 3-D
accelerometers, mulitple electrogoniometers and other research
equipment. Furthermore, the SIRL is equipped with various therapeutic
modalities and an ice machine The data acquisition systems are supported
by multiple PC workstations. Students also have access to other
research laboratories in the School of HHP.

Required Qualifications:

1. Earned Master's degree
2. NATA-BOC certified athletic trainer (ATC)
3. Previous research experience
4. Interest in basic / applied science research
5. At least a 1000 combined score (Q/V) on the GRE
6. Strong computer and communication skills

The Ph.D Fellowship is a 9-month position where a full tuition waiver
is granted, along with an $11,000 annual stipend. The tuition waiver
and stipend are renewable for 3 years.

All interested individuals should direct a letter of inquiry describing
his/her qualifications for this position and research interests, along
with a curriculum vita to:

Mitchell L. Cordova, Ph.D, ATC
Chairperson & Associate Professor
Athletic Training Department
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809 USA
(812) 237-8232 - voice
(812) 237-4368 - fax

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