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12-13-2006, 03:58 AM
The Biomechanics specialization within the Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology at the University of Florida is seeking highly motivated Ph.D. students interested in studying lower extremity function with particular emphasis on the coordination of locomotion and balance. Of special interest is how coordination of locomotor function is influenced by normal aging and neurological impairments such as Parkinson's disease. Research, teaching, & fellowship positions are available beginning Fall 2007 (www.hhp.ufl.edu/apk/graduate/funding_opportunity.htm). Exceptional students with backgrounds in engineering, life sciences, or rehabilitation are encouraged to apply. Students with skills in computer programming (Labview, MatLab, etc), biomechanical data collection, and strong communication and writing skills are desirable. An ability to work independently within the framework of a research team is essential.

Faculty and students within the Biomechanics specialization collaborate with scientists from the University of Florida Health Sciences Center, VA Medical Center and from many more departments housed within the 16 colleges that make up the University of Florida. Researchers in the College of Health and Human Performance received over 6 million dollars in external funding last year. Faculty within the Biomechanics specialization are funded by both internal and external (NIH, VA, NSF, USTA) sources.

Students interested in earning a graduate degree specialized in Biomechanics can apply for admission to the University of Florida directly through www.hhp.ufl.edu/apk/graduate/. Full consideration of applications will begin immediately for summer/fall 2007.

Inquiries and further details about the Biomechanics specialization can be obtained by contacting:

Chris J. Hass, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
Room 100 FLG
Box 118205
Gainesville, FL 32611
352-392-0584 x 1294

Chris J Hass, Ph.D.
Department of Applied Physiology and Kinesiology
University of Florida
o:352-392-0584 x 1294