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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 Program News

Chatterjee a finalist in thesis competition and NCF SfN data blitz

RSD student Sudeshna Chatterjee was one of ten finalists chosen to compete in the final round of the 2016 Three Minute Thesis Competition, held on March 29th. Chatterjee was one […]

Shechtman Named PHHP Teacher of the Year

Shechtman Named PHHP Teacher of the Year

Rehabilitation Science Graduate Faculty, Orit Shechtman, has been named the College of Public Health and Health Profession’s Undergraduate Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016. Our students are privileged to have […]

We are on Facebook!

The Department of Physical Therapy, including the Rehabilitation Science Program, has a Facebook page! The Facebook page will be used to share exciting news about the Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation […]

Recent Student Publication Spotlight

Recent Student Publication Spotlight

The Rehabilitation Science program is happy to introduce a new student publication spotlight which highlights publications resulting from PhD student research. The first edition features publications from Corey Simon (Age […]

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PhD Student Awarded 2015 Florence P. Kendall, Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarship

Rehabilitation Science student, Kelly Hawkins, was awarded the Foundation for Physical Therapy’s, 2015 Florence P. Kendall, Post-Professional Doctoral Scholarship. This award recognizes students with outstanding potential who are in their […]

PhD Program News Archives

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Why do students choose the UF Rehab Science PhD Program?

Alumni Spotlight

Meryl Alappattu

Meryl Alappattu

Tell us a little about your experience in the PhD program. After completing my DPT in 2008 from UF, I completed a year-long residency in cancer rehabilitation and pelvic health, […]

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 […]