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jwu89
01-23-2008, 11:26 PM
The Department of Kinesiology and Health at Georgia State University is seeking motivated graduate students for our M.S. in Biomechanics/Exercise Science and Ph.D. in Kinesiology programs. Specific research areas include developmental postural control and walking dynamics, aging effect on posture and gait, physical intervention with persons with disabilities, prosthetics and orthotics, and the design and optimization of lower extremity prosthetics for functional tasks and in pediatric populations.

Our program is located in downtown Atlanta which provides ample opportunities to conduct research on movement of healthy people and special populations. Our program offers comprehensive advanced training in Biomechanics/Exercise Science leading to both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Multiple opportunities for limited funding (GTA, GRA) will be available for qualified individuals to start in the Summer and Fall of 2008. Students will have opportunities to take advanced courses in biomechanics and related areas such as Biomechanical/Exercise Science Research Methodologies, Biomechanics of Human Movement, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics, Biomechanics of Orthopedic Injuries, Motor Development and Pediatric Disabilities, Advanced Exercise Physiology, and more. Students can also take courses in other areas such as Principles of Neuroscience, Psychology, Rehabilitation Science, among others. In addition, research seminars will be offered to enhance the research experience of graduate students.

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to contact the individual faculty member as listed below to discuss the opportunities. More information about the graduate program in Kinesiology and Health can be found at: http://education.gsu.edu/cps/1317.html.

(1) Mark Geil, Ph.D.
a. Department of Kinesiology and Health, Georgia State University, G16 Sports Arena, Atlanta, GA 30302-3975. Tel: 404-413-8379; Email: mgeil@gsu.edu.
b. Focused research area: Motion biomechanics and human gait analysis; design and function of lower extremity prosthetics; rehabilitation to aid persons with limb loss and dysfunction; anthropometrics.

(2) Jianhua (Jerry) Wu, Ph.D.
a. Department of Kinesiology and Health, Georgia State University, G14 Sports Arena, Atlanta, GA 30302-3975. Tel: 404-413-8476; Email: jwu11@gsu.edu.
b. Focused research area: developmental postural control and walking dynamics, aging effect on posture and gait, physical intervention with persons with disabilities.

All application materials should be received no later than the deadlines listed below for the full consideration of admission (please be aware that this is not a postmark date nor an initial online application date):
(1) February 1, 2008 for M.S. study starting in Summer 2008;
(2) May 1, 2008 for M.S. study starting in Fall 2008;
(3) March 1, 2008 for Ph.D. study starting in Summer and Fall 2008.

Full detailed application procedures can be found at: http://education.gsuedu/oaa/Application_Process.htm

Related websites:
GSU Department of Kinesiology and Health: http://education.gsu.edu/kin/index.htm
Georgia State University: http://www.gsu.edu/


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Jianhua (Jerry) Wu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Health
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3975
Atlanta, GA 30302-3975

Office: G14 Sports Arena
Email: jwu11@gsu.edu
Tel: 404-413-8476
Fax: 404-413-8053
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