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  • Sports Medicine Doctoral Graduate Assistantships Available

    Sports Medicine and Nutrition in the School of Health and Rehabilitation
    Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh is accepting applications from
    students interested in receiving a PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
    (Specialization in Sports Medicine). The PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences
    (Specialization in Sports Medicine) is structured to provide coursework in
    the major academic areas of sports medicine, physiology, biomechanics,
    research methodology, statistics, anatomy, and pathokinesiology. Students
    are provided extensive research experience in the Neuromuscular Research
    Laboratory housed within the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center
    for Sports Medicine. The research experience in the Neuromuscular Research
    Laboratory focuses on issues central to clinical research in orthopedics and
    sports medicine. Research includes the use of motion analysis (video and
    electromagnetic tracking) electromyography, isokinetic dynamometry, and
    proprioceptive and balance assessment modalities for the purpose of defining
    and restoring function in the injured athlete and physically active
    individual. Weekly seminars sponsored by the Departments of Orthopaedic
    Surgery and Sports Medicine provide students with access to the most current
    research and clinical developments related to patient care.

    Successful candidates should have:

    1. Completed their masters degree in an appropriate field
    of study

    (biomechanics, athletic training, physical therapy, biomedical engineering,

    2. Demonstrated experience in conducting clinical research

    3. Strong oral and written communication skills

    4. Strong computers skill

    5. Competency in the use instrumentation for human movement

    Graduate assistantships conducting research within the Neuromuscular
    Research Laboratory will be provided to those who qualify and include full
    tuition waiver, a stipend of approximately $10,000 (8 month appointment),
    and health insurance. Additional income is available over the summer months.
    Typically assistantships are one-year appointments renewable annually.

    Additional information concerning the program can be obtained by contacting
    Joseph Myers, PhD, ATC at the contact information below and by visiting the
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory website (

    ************************************************** **********
    Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC
    Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Sports Medicine
    Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition
    University of Pittsburgh
    4054 Forbes Tower
    Pittsburgh, PA 15260
    (office) 412-383-6527
    (fax) 412-383-6636

    Assistant Director
    Neuromuscular Research Laboratory
    Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
    UPMC Center for Sports Medicine
    3200 South Water Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15203
    (office) 412-432-3800
    (fax) 412-432-3801

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