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    Seeking a Golf Fitness Laboratory Coordinator



    The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) Golf Fitness
    Laboratory and David Leadbetter Enterprises are seeking a Golf Fitness
    Laboratory Coordinator at the David Leadbetter Academy in ChampionsGate,
    FL. The responsibilities of the coordinator will include:

    1. Completion of the University of Pittsburgh Golf Fitness
    Certification
    2. Administration of the Par Without Pain Golf Fitness assessments
    3. Conducting comprehensive biomechanical swing analyses
    4. Prescription of the Par Without Pain Fitness and Conditioning
    program
    5. Participant recruitment and scheduling
    6. Laboratory administration
    7. Database and instrumentation management
    8. Collaboration with the staff at the David Leadbetter Academy and
    the UPMC Golf Fitness faculty

    The coordinator will complete the University of Pittsburgh Golf Fitness
    Certification where he/she will be trained on how to administer the Par
    Without Pain assessments and fitness and conditioning program. The Par
    Without Pain Golf Fitness assessments includes measurement of swing
    biomechanics using high speed motion analysis and force plates, ball
    flight characteristics using a launch monitor, strength of golf specific
    joints using isokinetic dynamometry, assessment of balance using force
    plates, and flexibility of golf specific joints using
    electroinclinometry. The fitness and conditioning program is a series of
    resistance training, stretching, balance, yoga, and pilates exercises
    scientifically validated at the University of Pittsburgh to improve golf
    performance and reduce injury by improving golfer fitness.



    Successful candidates should have:

    1. A bachelors degree (graduate degree highly preferred) with an
    emphasis in athletic training, physical therapy, sports medicine,
    biomechanics, human movement, engineering, kinesiology, or other related
    rehabilitation science areas of study
    2. NATABOC athletic training certification and/or physical therapy
    license
    3. A desire to work in the golf fitness industry
    4. Knowledge of the game of golf
    5. Strong oral and written communication skills
    6. Strong computers skills
    7. Experience with or ability to learn the use of motion analysis,
    force plates, isokinetic dynamometry, and inclinometry.



    Salary commensurate with skills and qualifications and standard fringe
    benefits package will be provided.



    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
    (www.pitt.edu/~neurolab ) and the UPMC
    Golf Fitness Laboratory website (http://golffitnesslab.upmc.com/).



    Application materials including a cover letter, curriculum vita, and
    three letters of reference should be forwarded to Joseph Myers. An
    interview will be required.





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    Joseph B. Myers, PhD, ATC

    Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Sports Medicine

    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

    University of Pittsburgh

    4044 Forbes Tower

    Pittsburgh, PA 15260

    (office) 412-383-6527

    (fax) 412-383-6636

    myersjb@upmc.edu



    Associate 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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