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C. Roger James, Phd
02-03-1998, 04:38 AM
Texas Tech University
Department of Health, PE and Recreation and the
Center for Sports Health and Human Performance
Master of Science in Physical Education
Biomechanics of Exercise and Sport Track


Biomechanics of Exercise and Sport is a new specialization area within the
Master's degree program in the Department of HPER
at Texas Tech University. We are currently seeking interested and qualified
students to enter the program in Fall semseter 1998.
The program is designed for two years of full-time study (36 semester hours
for non-thesis; 30 semester hours for thesis). Two biomechanics faculty
members and three biomechanics graduate courses (in addition to non-credit
seminars and research activities) make this a very focused program for one
which offers a terminal master's degree.

The emphasis of the program is the biomechanics of exercise and sport with
the primary themes being performance enhancement and injury prevention. Both
thesis and non-thesis students will be encouraged to participate in research
activities in these areas. Students will also be encouraged to participate
in activities outside of our department which may include courses and/or
other interaction with faculty and students from the departments of
mathematics, industrial engineering, and physical therapy. Students will
also be required to take courses in a variety of areas within the department
(e.g. motor learning,
exercise physiology) in keeping with our philosophy of multidisciplinary
education.

We have a modern (and growing) laboratory facility equipped with the major
tools used in biomechanics research. Laboratory equipment includes two force
platforms, EMG, elgons, 3D accelerometer, Orthotron II, 2D/3D video analysis
system, and several Pentium computers available for student use.

Graduates of our program will gain knowledge that will help them prepare for
careers involving movement analysis of exercise and sport activities and
beyond, such as teachers and coaches, athletic trainers, allied health
professionals (e.g. physical therapists, clinical gait specialists), human
factors professionals, and equipment designers. Additionally, successful
students will be prepared to pursue doctoral study at another university.

Applicants are encouraged to apply for one of 14 graduate teaching assistant
positions offered each year. Responsibilities include teaching laboratory
sections in one of the exercise and sport science areas and/or teaching
physical education activity classes to undergraduates. Stipends are
competitive with other programs of similar size and scope.

If you are interested in learning more about our program, please visit our
department's home page at www.hper.ttu.edu then follow the link to the
'Biomechanics Lab'. There you will find out about our biomechanics faculty,
facilities, courses, research, and more. Additionally, to learn more about
the graduate program in general (application procedures, TA positions,
etc.), follow the link to the 'Graduate Program' directly from the
department's home page.

To learn more about Texas Tech University, a member of the Big 12
Conference, please visit www.ttu.edu.

Please call or email me if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

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C. Roger James, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biomechanics
Dept. of Health, PE and Recreation and the
Center for Sports Health and Human Performance
Box 43011 Texas Tech University
Lubbock, TX 79409-3011

Phone: (806) 742-3371
Fax: (806) 742-1688
Email: crjames@ttu.edu

HPER Website: www.hper.ttu.edu
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