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12-08-2006, 04:50 AM
Graduate Study in Biomechanics at UT San Antonio:

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Texas at
San Antonio (UTSA) is actively seeking highly motivated Ph.D. graduate
students interested in studying the biomechanics and motor control of
human movement. Funding is available for qualified individuals. The
Department is accepting our first Masters Program students for Fall 07,
with an application deadline of 1 July for domestic applicants and 1
April for international applicants. Limited funding is available for
these applicants.


A PhD Program in Biomedical Engineering is a collaboration between the
UTSA and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
The Program has three core focus areas, Biomaterials, Biomechanics, and
Bioelectronics and Imaging. Students take introductory courses in all
of these at these two universities, and then specialize in one. The
Department of Biomedical Engineering at The University of Texas of San
Antonio offers advanced training in the biomechanics of human motion
leading to the Ph.D. degrees. In addition to the courses offered by the
Department of Biomedical Engineering, students may take classes in other
areas, such as Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, or
Psychology. Additional advanced courses, including research seminars,
are also offered. Some background in the biological sciences is
desirable and a good aptitude for math and mechanics is crucial. Fluent
English is required.


The 2000 square foot Gait Analysis and Innovative Technologies (GAIT)
Lab is well equipped to do research in various fields of human movement
biomechanics. The Laboratory is equipped to measure 3D movement
kinematics, externally applied forces and loads, and electromyographic
(EMG) activity during a wide variety of human movement tasks. Current
areas of research interest include: dynamic stability and falling;
design and function of prosthetics, gait of below knee amputees across
the age spectrum, and the acquisition of skilled/coordinated movements
across the learning process. A focal point of many of these research
projects will be applying and adapting methodologies from classical
mechanics to analyze the biomechanical aspects of problems. These
research projects involve integrating methodologies and techniques
developed in the fields of biomechanics, motor control, engineering,
physics, and physiology. The goal of the lab is to use these techniques
to address interesting questions that arise in both the basic sciences
and clinical practice.


Applications for admission and financial aid should be received by the
Graduate School Admissions Office no later than February 1, 2007 in
order for students to receive full consideration for ALL financial aid
options. However, financial aid applications received up until August
1, 2007 will also be considered. For admission of a student into the
Biomedical Engineering Program, the main considerations are: (a) the
course background of the student (science courses, including Physics,
Mechanics, Mathematics, Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Control
and Learning, etc.); (b) the student's GRE scores ("quantitative" and
"analytical" scores should preferably be in the 600's or above); and (c)
the student's record of interest and academic performance in the
biomechanics of human movement.

Outstanding students from the biological and engineering sciences are
encouraged to apply. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to
apply. For more information about the graduate program, please visit
our departmental homepage at http://bme.uthscsa.edu/

Biomechanics candidates are strongly encouraged to send a letter of
interest to: Dr. Dawnlee Roberson, Biomedical Engineering, University of
Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78749; Phone: 210-458-5520, Fax:
210-458-5515, Email: dawnlee.Roberson@utsa.edu.

If you are seriously considering graduate study at the University of
Texas at San Antonio, you can request complete Department and University
information from:

Ms. Priscilla Garza

Program Coordinator

College of Engineering

University of Texas at San Antonio

6900 N. Loop 1604 West

San Antonio, TX 78249

Phone: (210) 458-4492

Fax: (210) 458-5515



UTSA Graduate School: http://www.utsa.edu/graduate/

The University of Texas at San Antonio: http://www.utsa.edu/