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jwu89
08-04-2008, 12:44 AM
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. Competitive graduate assistantships plus tuition waivers are provided for qualified Ph.D. students throughout the Ph.D. study, with additional support through teaching and research assistantships.

Our program is located in downtown Atlanta which provides ample opportunities to conduct research on movement of healthy people and special populations. Specific research areas include developmental postural control and walking dynamics, 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 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 Spring or Fall of 2009. Students will have opportunities to take advanced courses in biomechanics and related areas such as Research methodologies, Human movement analysis, Orthopedic injuries, Motor development and pediatric disabilities, Advanced exercise physiology, and more. Students can also take courses in other areas such as Neuroscience, Psychology, and 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; rehabilitation to aid children with limb loss and dysfunction; design and function of lower extremity prosthetics; 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: biomechanical analysis of postural control and development, biomechanical and neuromuscular mechanisms in healthy and pathological gait, dynamic modeling of postural control and gait patterns, effect of physical intervention on children with disabilities such as Down syndrome.

All application materials should be received no later than the deadlines listed below for the full consideration of admission:
(1) October 1, 2008 for Ph.D. study starting in Spring 2009;
(2) October 1, 2008 for M.S. study starting in Spring 2009;
(3) March 1, 2009 for Ph.D. study starting in Fall 2009.

Related websites:
(1) Full detailed application procedures: http://education.gsu.edu/oaa/Application_Process.htm
(2) GSU Department of Kinesiology and Health: http://education.gsu.edu/kin/index.htm


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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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