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PhD Assistantship in Kinesiology / Rehabilitation Science at the University of Utah

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  • PhD Assistantship in Kinesiology / Rehabilitation Science at the University of Utah

    Applications are being considered for a funded PhD assistantship at the University of Utah to examine
    reactive postural responses after concussion with Drs. Peter Fino, Lee Dibble, and Daniel Cushman. The
    assistantship is funded by the University of Utah Initiative on Sports Medicine and Science (UUISMS).
    Training and mentoring will focus on biomechanics, rehabilitation, neuromuscular control, anatomy, and
    sports medicine. The candidates will also have the opportunity to interact with the University of Utah
    Concussion Management Team and Clinical Sports Medicine Team (including Physicians, Athletic
    Trainers, Physical Therapists). Candidates may enroll in either Rehabilitation Science or Kinesiology (with
    a focus on Cognitive and Motor Neuroscience) PhD programs within the College of Health.

    Applicants should have a grasp of biomechanics, anatomy, and rehabilitation with strong analytical and
    problem solving skills. Applicants with an engineering background and a strong interest in biomechanics
    and human movement will also be considered. A Master’s degree in kinesiology, biomechanics,
    engineering, sport science, physical therapy, or another closely related field is preferred, but exceptional
    candidates with a BS in one of the above fields and significant research experience will be considered.

    Funding Details: The PhD assistantship includes a stipend of $22,500 per year and 80% of student health
    benefits for up to 3 years. Funding is renewed annually and conditional on satisfactory progress
    throughout each year. Candidates are expected to maintain a 3.0 GPA and maintain satisfactory conduct
    with the University and any other entity they are working with on behalf of the UUISMS. All other
    requirements set forth by the U of U Graduate School must also be achieved for renewal of funding.

    Interested applicants should send a CV, personal statement, and unofficial transcript to:

    Dr. Peter Fino, Assistant Professor, Department of Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation (
    Dr. Lee Dibble, Professor, Department of Athletic Training and Physical Therapy
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