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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.

PhD students discuss posters with faculty at the Neuroplasticity Symposium

PhD students discuss posters with faculty at the Neuroplasticity Symposium

Alumni Spotlight

Alumni Spotlight – Leslie J Barnes, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS

Alumni Spotlight – Leslie J Barnes, PhD, PT, ATC, CSCS

Tell us a little about your experience in the PhD program. Having received both my BS and MS in Physical Therapy, I wanted to do something “different” for my PhD. […]

Alumni Spotlight – Pablo Saldana, PhD, LCSW, CRC

Alumni Spotlight – Pablo Saldana, PhD, LCSW, CRC

Tell us a little about your experience in the RSD program. I entered the RSD program in the fall 2008 with a combination of tremendous excitement and some apprehension about […]

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PhD Program News

Rehab Science Faculty, Students, and Alumni Represent the Program at the Combined Sections Meeting

Rehab Science Faculty, Students, and Alumni Represent the Program at the Combined Sections Meeting

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) recently held their annual Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in Indianapolis February 3rd through 7th. Faculty, students and alumni from the Rehabilitation Science program have historically […]

Rehabilitation Science Alumnus Elected to Director of Research Position

Rehabilitation Science Alumnus Elected to Director of Research Position

Meryl Alappattu, DPT, PhD, was recently elected to the position of Director of Research for the American Physical Therapy Association’s Section on Women’s Health. The Director of Research oversees all […]

Congratulations New PhD Graduates

Congratulations New PhD Graduates

The Rehabilitation Science program graduated five new PhD’s in fall 2014. Jose Dominguez, mentored by Dr. Terese Chmielewski – Dissertation Title “Lower Extremity Biomechanics in Jump Landing Following Anterior Cruciate […]

Rehabilitation Science Alum Awarded New Investigator Fellowship

Dr. Maggie Horn, a 2013 PhD graduate, was recently awarded the New Investigator Fellowship Training Initiative through the Foundation for Physical Therapy.  The fellowship entitled “Comparison of Healthcare Utilization and Costs […]