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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 – 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 […]

Alumni Spotlight – Emily Plowman, PhD, CCC-SLP

Alumni Spotlight – Emily Plowman, PhD, CCC-SLP

1. Tell us a little about your experience in the RSD program. I entered the RSD program in the Fall of 2001.   I was attracted to the interdisciplinary nature […]

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PhD Program News

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 […]

Rehabilitation Science PhD Faculty and Alum Awarded Prestigious Research Grants

Congratulations to Dr. Heather Ross, Rehabilitation Science faculty member, who was recently awarded a research grant from the Foundation for Physical Therapy. The one year grant will fund a project […]

PhD Student Recipient of 2014 American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Scholarship

PhD Student Recipient of 2014 American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Scholarship

Isaac Sia has been chosen as a recipient of one of the 2014 American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation Graduate Student Scholarships. The ASHFoundation nurtures the best and brightest students in communication sciences and […]