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jbmyers83
11-29-2007, 10:54 PM
Doctoral Study in Human Movement Science at UNC Chapel Hill
The Human Movement Science Program of the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill is seeking highly motivated graduate students interested in
pursuing doctoral study in the area of human movement. Specific areas of
movement related research include aging, developmental motor control,
exercise physiology, musculoskeletal injury prevention and intervention, and
neuromuscular disorders, rehabilitation motor control and interventions, and
sports biomechanics.



For Fall 2008, we anticipate multiple opportunities for funding for (both
research and teaching assistantship positions) for qualified individuals.
Applicants who want to be considered for these funded positions are strongly
encouraged to apply by January 15, 2008.



Successful Candidates for Admission and Funding will have

1. A strong background in the biological sciences

2. Strong training in related fields such as biomechanics, exercise
science, or physical therapy

3. Demonstrated experience with measuring human movement

4. Demonstrated experience in conducting research

5. Strong computational skills

6. Strong English oral and written communication skills

Candidates are also strongly encouraged to contact an individual faculty
member(s) with whom they might be interested in working to discuss available
opportunities in individual laboratories and the compatibility of the
student's research interest with those of the faculty and program.


Our Program

The Human Movement Science Doctoral Program at the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill in the Department of Allied Health Sciences is an
interdisciplinary program established through collaboration of academic
units across campus including:

Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Exercise and Sport Science
Department of Biomedical Engineering
UNC Clinical Departments/Programs of the School of Medicine:
Center for Aging and Health, Neurology, Orthopedics, and Physical Medicine
and Rehabilitation

The intent of our program is to develop research and teaching scholars who
are capable of producing and disseminating new knowledge in the field of
Human Movement Science. The program has core requirements, but also is
flexible and allows individualized student study plans. Students may take
coursework in the areas of Research Methods, Biomechanics, Neural Bases of
Motor Control, Motor Control, Neuroscience, Exercise Physiology, Physiology
of Aging, Statistics, and more. In addition to the courses offered in the
Human Movement Science curriculum, students can also take coursework in the
areas of Biomedical Engineering, Epidemiology, and Psychology. Students are
also provided with an extensive interdisciplinary research experience in
several of the nationally and internationally recognized research centers
and laboratories associated with the program.

Additional information concerning the program can be obtained by contacting
Joseph Myers, PhD, ATC or Carol Giuliani, PT, PhD at the contact information
below and by visiting the Human Movement Sciences Curriculum Website
http://www.med.unc.edu/ahs/hmsc/


Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC

Chair, Graduate Education Committee

Program in Human Movement Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Department of Exercise and Sport Science

305 Woollen, CB# 8605

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-8605

919-962-7543

joemyers@email.unc.edu



or



Carol Giuliani, PT, PhD

Director

Program in Human Movement Science

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Division of Physical Therapy, Department of Allied Health Sciences

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

321 South Columbia Street, CB#7135

Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7135

919-843-8792

carol_giuliani@med.unc.edu