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05-18-2009, 05:47 AM
Eight new ATC GA positions now available.

Due to an expansion of our 10 year outreach program - we are currently
seeking 8 masters or doctoral level ATC graduate assistants. This
2-year position includes a full tuition waver and $14K stipend (12 month
position). Team travel and weekends are not required. Responsibilities
include providing sports medicine services to military recruits,
operation and maintenance of the sports medicine facility, and
coordination of care with the medical team. Opportunities to earn
addition funds through Auburn University intramurals, club sports and
other events are available. Students will complete the graduate
post-certification athletic training specialization/Exercise Science
Masters Degree Program or a doctoral degree in Kinesiology. This is a
research-based program providing clinical, classroom, and on-field
experiences. This program offers the opportunity to work with top
orthopedic surgeons, rehabilitation professionals, and researchers in
the fields of biomechanics, neuromechanics, exercise physiology, thermal
regulation, cardioprotection, motor control and development, and sports

Mature, highly dependable individuals able to work independently and as
a part of a team are required. Post-graduation experience is a plus.
BOC certification by August 1st 2009, eligible for licensure in Georgia,
valid driver’s license, GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale), admission to
Auburn University Graduate School, and acceptance into the
Post-Certification Graduate Athletic Training Program are required.

For information - contact: JoEllen Sefton, PhD, ATC, CMT, Graduate
Athletic Training Program Coordinator; jmsefton@auburn.edu

The Neuromechanics Research Laboratory (NURL) is the home to the
Post-Certification Graduate Athletic Training Program at Auburn
University. It offers over 1400 sq feet of newly renovated, dedicated
research space, with an adjoining smart classroom and 264 sq feet
attached graduate student office space. The NURL lab offers a state of
the art 3-D Motion Analysis Flock-of-Birds motion capture system with
integrated, imbedded, non-conductive Bertec forceplate and EMG
capability with custom built controlling computer. Additionally, a
portable AccuGait Force Platform (AMTI, Watertown, MA) provides
outstanding flexible posturography capability. A Grass Telefactor
electrical stimulation S88 system (Astro-Med, Inc., West Warwick, RI)
enables nerve and spinal cord stimulation techniques, coupled with a
DelSys, Inc., (Boston, MA) Bagnoli 8 channel Desktop EMG system and
tethered receiver, and a BIOPAC 150 physiological data collection system
(BIOPAC, Goleta, CA) offering 8 channel EMG data collection. Additional
equipment includes a Kinsiology data collection system containing 8
optic gates, touch pad and instrumented balance board;
electro-goniometers, oscilloscope, A/D boards, and associated
neurological test equipment. Additionally, 2 dedicated Dell Optiplex
755 desktop computers with attached printer, and a Dell Inspiron laptop
computer provide data collection and processing capability. The
laboratory also offers a massage and 2 treatment tables, commercial and
custom rehabilitation equipment, including BAPS boards, custom designed
balance boards, and a standing chair and harness for spinal cord
patients. The NURL is contiguous with the Thermal laboratory, sharing
common space which offers a locker room area and a flexible exercise
testing space providing access to resistance training equipment,
treadmills, exercise bikes, wind-trainers, and other equipment.

The Thermal Laboratory is often utilized by ATC program researchers.
It encompasses approximately 7000 square feet. Within this lab area is
a temperature chamber with a controlled temperature range from 33 °F-
110 °F, and humidity control ranging 15% and 85%. The thermal chamber
is large enough to allow 2 treadmills or bike trainers side by side, or
2 massage tables within the chamber for maintenance of temperature and
humidity during testing/treatment. Our infrared imaging area within the
Thermal Lab is maintained at 22-23°C during research without forced air
flow from drafts or air conditioning. The Thermal Lab features 3 state
of the art Dynamic Infrared Spectroscopy cameras and controlling
computers allowing real-time data collection, and various other
equipment to measure skin, core (esophageal, rectal, tympanic, oral),
and adjusted temperature measures (axillary, forehead), and grant data
loggers that allowing continuously monitoring and recording of thermal
measures. The lab also has designated areas for weight resistive
exercise and measurement, oxygen consumption during exercise, four
cycling Computrainers, Quinten Excalibur mechanically brake cycle
ergometer, four treadmills, climbing machine, rowing, Monark cycle
ergometers, and three computer data download and analysis areas.
Additionally, collection stations are set up in the lab for blood,
urine, sweat, and other physiological measures. A flame photometer
allows us to measure electrolyte concentrations in all samples. We also
collaborate with the Auburn University Veterinary School when performing
various cell culture analyses related to exercise related questions.
The Thermal Laboratory is a BSL-1 level biohazard certified lab.

Additionally, The Department of Kinesiology offers Exercise Physiology
Research Laboratory- a BSL-2 level biohazard certified lab, Muscle
Physiology Laboratory, Cardio-protection laboratory, Biochemistry
Laboratory, Motor Learning laboratories, Health Promotion Laboratories,
Dexa Scan equipment, Sport Injury Biomechanics Laboratory, and teaching
laboratories. The Department of Kinesiology is housed in Auburn
Universities Memorial Coliseum. In addition to the main Coliseum gym,
several smaller gyms, dance rooms, weight rooms, work-out rooms,
conference rooms, and a lounge area are available.

JoEllen M. Sefton, PhD, ATC, CMT
Director, Neuromechanics Research Laboratory
Athletic Training Graduate Program Coordinator
Department of Kinesiology
2050 Beard-Eaves-Memorial Coliseum
Auburn University
Auburn, AL 36849-5323
Phone: 334-844-1694
Fax: 334-844-1467
Email: jmsefton@auburn.edu