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  • Graduate Assistantships Available - Fall 2006

    Ball State University's Biomechanics program
    ( has graduate assistantships available
    for pursuit of a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science
    (specialization in Biomechanics) starting fall 2006. The Biomechanics
    program is designed to be completed within two years, and consists of
    coursework in biomechanics, physiology, computer programming, research
    methods & design. In addition to coursework, students will have the
    opportunity to be involved in a variety of on-going research projects
    within the Biomechanics Laboratory. This research experience will
    provide the framework for their culminating thesis project.

    Admissions Criteria:

    The primary considerations for admission include: 1) academic background
    (with emphasis on basic science and mathematics course work) 2)
    quantitative and verbal GRE scores, and 3) research interest of the

    Overview of Research Program:

    The research objective of the Biomechanics Laboratory is to further our
    understanding of mechanical and neuromuscular characteristics of human
    movement. In order to accomplish this we have established
    multi-disciplinary collaborations within the university and with
    external corporate partners. Current research in the lab is focused on
    injury mechanisms/ preventative strategies, clinical intervention
    strategies, and the effects of perturbations and structural limitations
    on the mechanics and energetics of locomotion.

    Laboratory Facilities:

    The Biomechanics Laboratory is well equipped for the study of human
    movement. The laboratory has a Vicon MX motion capture system, Peak
    Motus motion capture system, 2 AMTI force plates, 2 Kistler force
    plates, Delsys Myomonitor III EMG system, and a Delsys 16 channel
    Bagnoli EMG system. In addition to theses primary measurement systems,
    the laboratory has a variety of foot switches, accelerometers, load
    cells, and linear position transducers.


    Graduate assistants (GA) are expected to contribute to the work and
    research of the Biomechanics Laboratory. During this process, GA's will
    have the opportunity to work in both rehabilitation (gait lab) and sport
    performance settings as well as teach undergraduate kinesiology


    Please send a letter of interest, one copy of official transcripts,
    curriculum vitae or resume, and three letters of recommendation to:

    Dr. Eric L. Dugan

    School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science

    Biomechanics Laboratory

    Ball State University

    Muncie, IN 47306.

    If you have any questions regarding the position or application
    procedures, please contact:

    Eric L. Dugan, Ph.D.

    Director, Biomechanics Laboratory

    School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science

    Ball State University

    Muncie, IN 47306

    Phone: (765) 285-5139

    Fax: (765) 285-8596