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01-05-2010, 07:16 AM
Graduate Study in Human Movement Sciences

The Department of Human Movement Sciences (College of Health Sciences) at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is seeking motivated graduate students for our M.S. Kinesiology and Ph.D. in Health Sciences programs. These multidisciplinary programs provide instruction and research opportunities for students interested in studying the biopsychosocial aspects of human movement from the perspective of five sub-disciplines represented by faculty in the program (Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Motor Behavior, Sport and Exercise Psychology, and Sociology of Physical Activity). Motor behavior and Biomechanics laboratories include:

Neuromechanics Laboratory (www4.uwm.edu/neuromechanics):
Steven Cobb, PhD, ATC (Multi-segment foot model investigation of foot and lower extremity injury mechanics; Postural stability and lower extremity injury)

Jennifer Earl, PhD, ATC (Role of the hip in knee injuries and rehabilitation, Patellofemoral pain)

Kevin Keenan, PhD (Neuromuscular control of motor function)

Kristian O’Connor, PhD (ACL injury mechanics; development of new motion capture technology for use in injury risk assessment)

Jinsung Wang, PhD (Sensorimotor adaptation and interlimb transfer in healthy individuals and those with neurological damage)

Visuomotor Laboratory (www4.uwm.edu/visuomotor):
Wendy Huddleston, PT, PhD (Cortical role in visuomotor coupling)

Pediatric Neuromotor Laboratory:
Victoria Moerchen, PT, PhD (Emergence of leg control in infants)

Department of Human Movement Sciences and MS Kinesiology program information can be found at http://www4.uwm.edu/chs/academics/graduate/hmsgraduate/. Please direct MS Kinesiology questions to Dr. Ann Swartz (414.229.4242 or aswartz@uwm.edu)

The College of Health Sciences PhD program information can be found at http://cfprod.imt.uwm.edu/chs/academics/doctoral/hs_phd/. Please direct PhD program questions to Dr. Roger Smith (414.229.5625, smithro@uwm.edu)

Several graduate teaching assistant (GTA) positions are available, including support for biomechanics, exercise physiology, and motor behavior undergraduate courses. GTA appointments are half-time (~20 hours per week) and carry a waiver of tuition plus a stipend of approximately $11,000 per academic year. For full consideration for a GTA appointment, a complete funding application (http://www4.uwm.edu/chs/academics/graduate/hmsgraduate/GAApp.pdf) and program application (https://apply.wisconsin.edu/) must be received by January 15, 2010. A limited number of fellowships and free standing awards ($5k-$20k) may be available to outstanding students as a stipend supplement. Additionally, research or project assistantships may be available pending individual faculty funding cycles. Only students admitted to the MS or PhD programs will be considered for a GTA appointment.

Best regards,

Kevin Keenan, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Neuromechanics Lab
Dept. of Human Movement Sciences
College of Health Sciences
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413
Phone: 414-229-2336