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koconnor99
12-05-2005, 01:36 AM
The Department of Human Movement Sciences (College of Health Sciences) at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee offers an M.S. in Kinesiology emphasizing research in human movement, and a Ph.D. in Health Sciences with emphasis in Kinesiology. The multidisciplinary programs provide instruction and research opportunities for students interested in studying the biopsychosocial aspects of human movement from the perspective of five sub-disciplines represented by faculty in the program (Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Control, Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Sociology of Physical Activity). Graduate teaching assistant (GTA) positions are available in a number of areas (outlined in more detail below). Only students accepted to the Human Movement Sciences graduate program will be considered for a GTA appointment.

Admission decisions are based on:
1. Undergraduate grade point average (minimum of 2.75 on 4.0 scale)
2. Appropriate coursework history
3. Scores on the GRE General Exam
4. Application (online preferred) including a statement of "Reasons for Graduate Study" (Resume optional)
5. Two letters of reference attesting to the applicant's abilities to perform as a graduate student and GTA duties (if applying for a TA position)

Program application may be made online at (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 helpful information.Candidates may indicate their interest in being considered for a GTA within their documentation for admission to the program. For full consideration for a GTA appointment, materials must be received by February 1, 2006.


Appointments begin in mid/late-August and are for one academic year (9 months), renewable, and dependent on funding. 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 Spring), 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 Sciences
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(414) 229-2680
(414) 229-2619 fax
www3.uwm.edu/chs/neuromechanics