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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 Doctoral Program in the College of Public Health and Health Professions at the University of Florida. The RSD program provides comprehensive graduate 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 90-credit post-baccalaureate program, students receive their Ph.D. and are well positioned for faculty positions in research universities and research centers. We also offer the opportunity to simultaneously earn a Master of Public Health in one of five specialized areas, such as Health Management and Policy, while pursuing a Ph.D. as part of our Ph.D./MPH program.

RSD students discuss posters with faculty at the Neuroplasticity Symposium

RSD students discuss posters with faculty at the Neuroplasticity Symposium

Alumni Spotlight

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 […]

Alumni Spotlight – Mark Bishop, PT, PhD

Alumni Spotlight – Mark Bishop, PT, PhD

Tell us a little about your experience in the RSD program. I entered the RSD program in Fall 1999 after completing a Masters in health Science. We took the majority […]

RSD News

RSD Student Presents Research at American Occupational Therapy Association Conference

RSD Student Presents Research at American Occupational Therapy Association Conference

RSD student, Yoonjeong Lim, gave an oral presentation at the AOTA’s 94th Annual Conference in Baltimore in early April. The title of her research paper presentation was “Child-Parent Agreement on Health-related […]

Dr. David Fuller is Awarded a Neuroimaging Pilot Grant

RSD Program Director, Dr. David Fuller, has received a 2014 Neuroimaging Pilot Grant for a project titled “High Angular Resolution Imaging of Cervical Respiratory Pathway following Spinal Cord”. This collaborative work includes faculty from […]

Three RSD Alumni Win APTA Awards

Dr. Joel Bialosky and Dr. Mark Bishop were honored recently by the American Physical Therapy Association’s Orthopaedic Section by winning the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy Excellence in […]

RSD Students Present at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting in Las Vegas

RSD Students Present at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting in Las Vegas

Tuesday, February 4th EDUCATION SESSION: Geriatrics Section: 8:00AM – 10:00AM Corey B. Simon Title: Pathological Versus Psychological Influence on Post-Operative Shoulder Recovery: Comparison of Age Groups Speakers: C. Simon, R. […]