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09-13-2007, 12:57 PM
Graduate Study in Movement Science at UT Austin:

The Movement Science Program in the Department of Kinesiology at the
University of Texas at Austin is actively seeking highly motivated
graduate students interested in pursuing doctoral study in the area
of human motor control. Specific areas on on-going work include
developmental motor control, aging motor control, single-motor unit
control, and clinical rehabilitation interventions such as functional
electrical stimulation. Financial support is available for qualified
individuals, beginning in January 2008, if the application deadline
of October 1 is met.

The University of Texas Department of Kinesiology offers
comprehensive advanced training in the Movement Science leading to
both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Students can take advanced level
courses in such areas as Research Methodologies, Biomechanics of
Human Movement, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics, Neuromuscular Bases of
Motor Control, Motor Control and Learning, Principles of
Neuroscience, Advanced Exercise Physiology, Physiology of Aging, and
more. In addition to the courses offered by the Department of
Kinesiology, students take classes in other areas, such as Biomedical
Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biological Sciences,
Neuroscience, or Psychology. Additional advanced courses, including
research seminars, are also offered. A strong background in the
biological sciences and strong computational skills are highly
desirable, as is clinical rehabilitation training and experience.
Fluent English is required. More information about the UT Movement
Science program can be found at:


Students are strongly encouraged to contact any individual faculty
member they might be interested in working with to discuss available
opportunities in individual laboratories and the compatibility of the
student's research interest with those of the faculty and program.

Applications for Spring 2008 admissions and financial aid are now
being accepted. Applications should be received by October 1, 2007
for students to receive full consideration for ALL financial aid
options. The main considerations for admission to the Movement
Science Program are:
(a) the course background of the student (science courses, including
Physics, Mathematics, Anatomy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor
Control and Learning, etc.);
(b) the student's GRE scores("quantitative" scores should preferably
be in the 600's or above); and
(c) the student's record of interest, experience, and academic performance.
Outstanding students from the biological and engineering sciences,
including psychology and neuroscience, are encouraged to apply. Full
detailed application procedures can be found at:


You can request complete Department and University information from
our Graduate Coordinator, Tan Thai:



UT Kinesiology Department:

UT Biomedical Engineering Department:

UT Institute for Neuroscience:

University of Texas Graduate School:

The University of Texas:

Professor Larry Abraham
Kinesiology & Health Education
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

Phone: 512-471-5942
FAX: 512-471-8460