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Myers, Joseph
09-10-2006, 09:45 PM
Seeking a Golf Fitness Laboratory Coordinator



The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Golf Fitness
Laboratory and David Leadbetter Enterprises are seeking a Golf Fitness
Laboratory Coordinator at the David Leadbetter Academy in ChampionsGate,
FL. The responsibilities of the coordinator will include:

1. Completion of the University of Pittsburgh Golf Fitness
Certification
2. Administration of the Par Without Pain Golf Fitness assessments
3. Conducting comprehensive biomechanical swing analyses
4. Prescription of the Par Without Pain Fitness and Conditioning
program
5. Participant recruitment and scheduling
6. Laboratory administration
7. Database and instrumentation management
8. Collaboration with the staff at the David Leadbetter Academy and
the UPMC Golf Fitness faculty

The coordinator will complete the University of Pittsburgh Golf Fitness
Certification where he/she will be trained on how to administer the Par
Without Pain assessments and fitness and conditioning program. The Par
Without Pain Golf Fitness assessments includes measurement of swing
biomechanics using high speed motion analysis and force plates, ball
flight characteristics using a launch monitor, strength of golf specific
joints using isokinetic dynamometry, assessment of balance using force
plates, and flexibility of golf specific joints using
electroinclinometry. The fitness and conditioning program is a series of
resistance training, stretching, balance, yoga, and pilates exercises
scientifically validated at the University of Pittsburgh to improve golf
performance and reduce injury by improving golfer fitness.



Successful candidates should have:

1. A bachelors degree (graduate degree highly preferred) with an
emphasis in athletic training, physical therapy, sports medicine,
biomechanics, human movement, engineering, kinesiology, or other related
rehabilitation science areas of study
2. NATABOC athletic training certification and/or physical therapy
license
3. A desire to work in the golf fitness industry
4. Knowledge of the game of golf
5. Strong oral and written communication skills
6. Strong computers skills
7. Experience with or ability to learn the use of motion analysis,
force plates, isokinetic dynamometry, and inclinometry.



Salary commensurate with skills and qualifications and standard fringe
benefits package will be provided.



Additional information concerning the program can be obtained by
contacting Joseph Myers, PhD, ATC at the contact information below and
by visiting the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory website
(www.pitt.edu/~neurolab ) and the UPMC
Golf Fitness Laboratory website (http://golffitnesslab.upmc.com/).



Application materials including a cover letter, curriculum vita, and
three letters of reference should be forwarded to Joseph Myers. An
interview will be required.





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Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC

Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Sports Medicine

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

University of Pittsburgh

4044 Forbes Tower

Pittsburgh, PA 15260

(office) 412-383-6527

(fax) 412-383-6636

myersjb@upmc.edu



Associate Director

Neuromuscular Research Laboratory

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

UPMC Center for Sports Medicine

3200 South Water Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15203

(office) 412-432-3800

(fax) 412-432-3801