The overall research goal of the lab is to better understand how sensory feedback affects biomechanics, energetics and performance during human locomotion. We focus specifically on interactions between sensory feedback, neuromuscular control, movement dynamics, metabolic cost and performance.
I’m inviting students from ALL backgrounds with a passion for human movement to reach out and inquire about joining the lab.
For more information about the lab’s research and specific opportunities, see:
– Enhancing sensory feedback to improve gait rehabilitation
– Linking running biomechanics, energetics and performance
Teaching and research assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Each assistantship should include a stipend, tuition waiver, and health-fee waiver, as well as a waiver of some student fees.
In addition to graduate assistantships offered through the department, a limited number of fellowships are available on a competitive basis through the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and through the Graduate School on a competitive basis.
Also, see https://www.umass.edu/sphhs/kinesiology/graduate-programs/financial-aid.
If you want to learn more about joining the lab, please email me your CV, and I’ll be happy to answer any questions!
Graduate Student Admission
From the UMass Kinesiology website:
“For the UMass Kinesiology program, each faculty member accepts his/her own graduate students. This means that rather than applying to the program at large, students apply to study under a specific faculty member.”
“All applicants must meet the general requirements of the Graduate School at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Admission decisions are based on a review of all application materials. TOEFL scores of 600 or higher (250 or higher on the computer-based version) must be submitted by international applicants who are not native English speakers. Accepted M.S. students generally have undergraduate GPAs of at least a 3.0 and GRE scores of at least 300 (including 144 or higher in the quantitative section). Accepted Ph.D. students generally have GRE scores of at least 310, with 150 or higher in the quantitative section.”
Typically, applications must be submitted by February 1 for September admission.