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eldugan42
02-14-2006, 04:08 AM
Ball State University's Biomechanics program
(http://www.bsu.edu/biomechanics/) has graduate assistantships available
for pursuit of a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science
(specialization in Biomechanics) starting fall 2006. The Biomechanics
program is designed to be completed within two years, and consists of
coursework in biomechanics, physiology, computer programming, research
methods & design. In addition to coursework, students will have the
opportunity to be involved in a variety of on-going research projects
within the Biomechanics Laboratory. This research experience will
provide the framework for their culminating thesis project.

Admissions Criteria:

The primary considerations for admission include: 1) academic background
(with emphasis on basic science and mathematics course work) 2)
quantitative and verbal GRE scores, and 3) research interest of the
student.

Overview of Research Program:

The research objective of the Biomechanics Laboratory is to further our
understanding of mechanical and neuromuscular characteristics of human
movement. In order to accomplish this we have established
multi-disciplinary collaborations within the university and with
external corporate partners. Current research in the lab is focused on
injury mechanisms/ preventative strategies, clinical intervention
strategies, and the effects of perturbations and structural limitations
on the mechanics and energetics of locomotion.

Laboratory Facilities:



The Biomechanics Laboratory is well equipped for the study of human
movement. The laboratory has a Vicon MX motion capture system, Peak
Motus motion capture system, 2 AMTI force plates, 2 Kistler force
plates, Delsys Myomonitor III EMG system, and a Delsys 16 channel
Bagnoli EMG system. In addition to theses primary measurement systems,
the laboratory has a variety of foot switches, accelerometers, load
cells, and linear position transducers.



Responsibilities:



Graduate assistants (GA) are expected to contribute to the work and
research of the Biomechanics Laboratory. During this process, GA's will
have the opportunity to work in both rehabilitation (gait lab) and sport
performance settings as well as teach undergraduate kinesiology
laboratories.



Applications:



Please send a letter of interest, one copy of official transcripts,
curriculum vitae or resume, and three letters of recommendation to:



Dr. Eric L. Dugan

School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science

Biomechanics Laboratory

Ball State University

Muncie, IN 47306.



If you have any questions regarding the position or application
procedures, please contact:





Eric L. Dugan, Ph.D.

Director, Biomechanics Laboratory

School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science

Ball State University

Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: (765) 285-5139

Fax: (765) 285-8596

Email: eldugan@bsu.edu