Department of Kinesiology

Applied Neuromechanics


PhD Program in Applied Neuromechanics

The PhD Program in Kinesiology with a Specialization in Applied Neuromechanics is primarily intended to prepare experienced clinicians as academic researchers in areas of athletic training, sports medicine, biomechanics, or motor control.

Applied Neuromechanics Track

The Applied Neuromechanics Track is intended for students who wish to focus their studies on neuromuscular and biomechanical assessment of human movement. Applicants for this track should have a keen interest in the Applied Neuromechanics Laboratory research agenda related to prevention, evaluation and treatment of movement related dysfunction of the lower extremity.

This track offers opportunities for teaching, mentoring and research experiences through funded research and clinical assistantships. (In order to qualify for clinical assistantships, students must be board certified or certification eligible as an Athletic Trainer, and eligible for North Carolina State Licensure.) Click on the links below for more information about the program and the available assistantships for the upcoming fall. Admission to the PhD Specialization in Applied Neuromechanics is competitive and preference is given to well qualified applicants who have at least 3-5 years of clinical experience.