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    Sports Medicine Doctoral Research Assistantships are Available at the
    University of Pittsburgh

    The graduate program in Sports Medicine in the Department of Sports
    Medicine and Nutrition (School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences) at
    the University of Pittsburgh is accepting applications from students
    interested in receiving a PhD in Rehabilitation Science (Specialization
    in Sports Medicine). There are several graduate research assistantships
    available within the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory, focusing on
    injury prevention in the military.

    The PhD in Rehabilitation Science (Specialization in Sports Medicine) is
    structured to provide coursework in the major academic areas of sports
    medicine, physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, bioengineering,
    education, research methodology, statistics, anatomy, and
    pathokinesiology. Students will be provided extensive research
    experience in the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory housed within the
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Center for Sports Medicine as
    well as our satellite laboratories across the country. 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
    electromagnetics) electromyography, isokinetic dynamometry,
    proprioceptive and balance assessment modalities, and metabolic and
    physiological assessment techniques 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, exercise physiology, etc)

    2. Demonstrated experience in conducting applied and
    clinical research

    3. Strong oral and written communication skills

    4. Strong computers skill

    5. Competency in the use instrumentation for human
    movement analysis.

    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 $11,500 (8 month
    appointment, option for summer appointments), and health insurance.
    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 Education in Sports Medicine

    University of Pittsburgh

    Sports Medicine and Nutrition

    4044 Forbes Tower

    Pittsburgh, PA 15260