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koconnor99
10-22-2004, 12:55 AM
The Department of Human Movement Sciences at the University of Wisconsin
- Milwaukee offers a Master of Science degree program emphasizing
research in the human movement sciences. Instruction and research
opportunities are available for students interested in studying the
biopsychosocial aspects of human movement. The structure of the
curriculum involves the integration of 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 human
movement research conducted by our students and faculty informs practice
in the health professions including health promotion, injury prevention
and physical rehabilitation, as well as that aimed toward maximizing
performance capability, and understanding of movement contextual
effects.

The Department has graduate teaching assistant (GTA) positions
available in several areas (outlined in more detail below). Only
students accepted to the MS Kinesiology graduate program will be
considered for a GTA appointment.

Criteria for admission to the graduate program include:
1. GRE scores (verbal + quantitative 1000)
2. Undergraduate grade point average (minimum of 2.75 on 4.0 scale)

3. Statement of "Reasons for Graduate Study" to include an
indication of first and second areas of study preferences.
4. Appropriate coursework history
5. Two letters of recommendation attesting to the candidate's
abilities to perform as a graduate student and GTA duties (if applying
for a TA position)

Program application may be made on line (www.uwm.edu/Dept/Grad_Sch/) or
materials may be obtained by contacting the Graduate School
(414.229.4982) or the department's Graduate Program Director, Dr.
Barbara Hart (414.229.5678 or hart@uwm.edu). Our web-site
(http://www.uwm.edu/SAHP/gp/hk/ghkmenu.html) has additional information
(although it is "in revision").

For full consideration applications must be received by February 1,
2005 for Fall 2005 admission and GTA consideration. The deadlines for
some university Fellowship opportunities are earlier, see
www.uwm.edu/Dept/Grad_Sch/.

GTA Appointments begin in mid/late-August and are for one academic year
(9 months), renewable, and dependent on funding. GTAs are required to
enroll in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester to maintain
eligibility. GTA appointments are half-time (approximately 20 hours per
week) 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/Motor Learning/Motor Development: Primary
responsibilities include grading of undergraduate assignments (Motor
Development in Fall), delivery of undergraduate lab sections (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 psychology of sport/exercise and sociology of physical
activity courses.

Introduction to Kinesiology: Primary responsibilities include grading
of undergraduate assignments under the supervision of the course
instructor, consulting with students during office hours, and assisting
with other class administration needs. This assignment is typically
made in combination with one of the above laboratory assistant
positions.





Kristian M. O'Connor, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Human Movement Science
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(414) 229-2680
(414) 229-2619 fax

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