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11-20-2007, 10:55 AM
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 of on-going work include
developmental motor control, aging motor control, single-motor unit
control, clinical rehabilitation interventions such as functional
electrical stimulation, and biomechanics.

We anticipate that multiple opportunities for funding (RA & TA) in
several areas will be available for qualified individuals to start in
Fall of 2008. To receive priority consideration for these funded
positions, all application materials must be received no later than
February 15, 2008. Additionally, the university offers a limited
number of highly competitive recruiting scholarships to highly
qualified applicants (see below). To be considered for these awards,
all application materials must be received no later than January 15, 2008.

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 the individual faculty
member(s) 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. Specifically:

Dr. Larry Abraham: http://www.edb.utexas.edu/khe/abraham.php
For students interested in Motor Control &/or Motor Learning

Dr. Jon Dingwell: http://www.edb.utexas.edu/faculty/dingwell/
For students interested in Computational Biomechanics & Dynamics

Dr. Lisa Griffin: http://www.edb.utexas.edu/faculty/griffin/
For students interested in Neural Control of Movement

Dr. Jody
Jensen: http://www.edb.utexas.edu/jjensen/ & http://www.edb.utexas.edu/UTAP/
For students interested in Motor Development &/or Autism research

Dr. Waneen Spirduso: http://www.edb.utexas.edu/khe/spirduso.php
For students interested in Aging Motor Development

Applications for Spring 2008 admissions and financial aid are now
being accepted. 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("verbal" scores should preferably be in
the 500's or above, while "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 strongly encouraged to
apply. Full detailed application procedures can be found
at: http://www.edb.utexas.edu/khe/gradadmissions.php

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

UT Kinesiology Department: http://www.edb.utexas.edu/khe/
UT Biomedical Engineering Department: http://www.bme.utexas.edu/
UT Institute for Neuroscience: http://www.utexas.edu/neuroscience/
UT Graduate School: http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/
UT Graduate Recruiting
Fellowships: http://www.utexas.edu/ogs/funding/fellowships/
The University of Texas: http://www.utexas.edu/

Jonathan Dingwell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor