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Welcome to the Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. Program

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Thank you for your interest in the Rehabilitation Science PhD Program. The PhD program provides training to future rehabilitation scholars, building skills in research, teaching, and interdisciplinary teamwork in movement science and disability science. We train rehabilitation scholars with an innovative graduate program that builds skills in research, teaching, and interdisciplinary teamwork in disability science and movement science. Students design their own specialty area within the broad categories of:

Upon successful completion of this program, students receive their Ph.D. and are well positioned for faculty positions in research universities and research centers.

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PhD Program News


Wasser Presents at American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

Rehabilitation Science PhD student, Joseph Wasser, presented his poster titled Kinematic Factors Associated with Shoulder Pain in Youth Archers at the American College of Sports Medicine 63rd Annual Meeting, 7th […]


Butera Named as a PODS I Scholarship Recipient

Rehabilitation Science PhD student Katie Butera has been awarded a Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) I Scholarship from the Foundation for Physical Therapy. The PODS I Scholarship, part of the […]

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Lentz Awarded 2016 Viva J. Erickson Award

Rehabilitation Science PhD student Trevor Lentz has been selected by the Foundation for Physical Therapy Board of Trustees to receive a 2016 Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) II Scholarship in […]

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Videocast of NIH Rehabilitation Conference 2016

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently hosted a conference entitled, “Rehabilitation Research at NIH: Moving the Field Forward.” The intent of this conference was to: – Address the full […]


Nair Dissertation a Success

Rehabilitation Science PhD student, Jay Nair, successfully defended his dissertation, Phrenic and Cervical Afferents Following Spinal Cord Injury, on June 1st. Congratulations Dr. Nair!

PhD Program News Archives

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Alumni Spotlight


Milap Sandhu

Milap Sandhu, PT, PhD, completed the Rehabilitation Science program in December 2010. He is currently a Research Scientist in the Sensory Motor Performance Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago […]

Student Spotlight

Alison Barnard

Alison Barnard

What has been your experience in the Rehabilitation Science program? What have you enjoyed most about the program? I am rounding out my second year in the Rehabilitation Science program, […]

Fredy Mora Solis

Fredy Mora Solis

What has been your experience in the Rehabilitation Science program? What have you enjoyed most about the program? Being part of the Rehabilitation Science program is like being part of […]