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Graduate Assistantship Position, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

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  • Graduate Assistantship Position, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, USA

    The University of Delaware is seeking motivated students to pursue a Ph.D. in the Biomechanics and Movement Science (BIOMS) program ( This funded opening, to begin in August of 2015, is for students interested in studying Applied Anatomy & Biomechanics, with a research focus on fall mechanics, fall-risk assessments, and interventions to reduce fall injury and improve mobility. Students will have the opportunity to work directly with patient populations, including older adults, individuals with chronic stroke, and individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Available technology includes three-dimensional motion capture, force plates, electromyography, and a microprocessor-controlled treadmill to induce falls.

    Graduate Admission Recommendations:

    - BS or BA degree
    - GRE > 300 (combined quantitative and verbal)
    - Undergraduate GPA >3.0
    - Acceptance by Advisor
    - TOEFL IBT minimum of 90 (international students only)
    - Minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (international students only)

    PhD Program: (BIOMS)

    - The Interdisciplinary Program in Biomechanics and Movement Science includes faculty from the College of Health Science, College of Engineering, and College of Arts & Sciences who use an interdisciplinary approach to research and graduate education. The program ranks among the top graduate programs in its field according to a recent assessment by the National Research Council (NRC).

    - Applicants are expected to have course experience in the areas of math (through calculus), anatomy/physiology, physics (2 semesters), and chemistry (2 semesters).

    Interested applicants are encouraged to contact Jeremy Crenshaw, PhD ( In addition to any questions you may have, please provide a brief summary of your research experience and interests, as well as a resume or CV.

    Candidates may also wish to visit:
    - Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology (
    - College of Health Sciences (
    - Graduate Office: (, including online application (

    **The University of Delaware is situated in the northwest corner of the state, in the town of Newark, minutes from the I-95 corridor. This offers a traditional small-town college atmosphere in a location that affords easy access to major cultural and entertainment centers in nearby metropolitan areas. The beach resorts of Delaware, recreational areas of New Jersey and Maryland, and the ski slopes of the Pocono Mountains are within a two-hours drive.**

    Jeremy R. Crenshaw, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology
    University of Delaware