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  • Sports Medicine Doctoral Research Assistantships are Available atthe 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 and performance enhancement in athletes, physically
    active individuals, and military operators.

    The PhD in Rehabilitation Science (Specialization in Sports Medicine) is
    a 4 year program 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 two new Department of Defense funded military based
    laboratories. The research experience focuses on issues central to
    clinical orthopedics and sports medicine as it applies to athletes,
    physically active individuals, and elite military personnel. 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 injury prevention, restoring function
    after injury, and performance enhancement.

    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 to conduct research within the Neuromuscular
    Research Laboratory will be provided to those who qualify and include
    full tuition waiver, a stipend, 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
    (www.pitt.edu/~neurolab ). An online
    application for the PhD in Rehabilitation Science degree program can be
    completed at www.shrs.pitt.edu .



    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

    Email: myersjb@upmc.edu





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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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