The Department of Health and Exercise Science at the Appalachian State University is accepting applications for MS graduate students for Fall 2018. There are a limited number of graduate assistantships awarded on a competitive basis across all areas of Exercise Science. Specifically, Dr Jeff McBride and Dr Herman van Werkhoven are actively engaged in biomechanics research.

Dr McBride's research focuses on: i) stretch-shortening cycle function in jumping, running and hopping, and ii) athletic performance relating to muscle power.

Dr van Werkhoven’s research focuses on: i) investigating the relationship between musculoskeletal structure and function, especially in the lower extremities, and ii) exploring novel performance analysis techniques to assist athletes, coaches and practitioners.

Please visit our Laboratories and Departmental websites for further information.

If you are interested in our MS program and want further information feel free to contact Dr van Werkhoven (vanwerkhovenh@appstate.edu). Also, please visit the Exercise Science Graduate Program website for information on the official application process. To receive full consideration make sure to apply by February 1st, 2018. Apart from research assistantships and teaching assistantships there are also a limited number of out-of-state tuition waivers awarded on a competitive basis.

Appalachian State University is located in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina. Visit the University, Graduate School, or College website for additional information.