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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

Fredy Mora Solis Awarded Frederick Family Scholarship

Fredy Mora Solis Awarded Frederick Family Scholarship

PhD student, Fredy Mora Solis, was awarded the 2015 Frederick Family Scholarship at the PHHP Convocation ceremony on May 2nd. The Frederick Family Scholarship is awarded annually to a PhD […]

PhD Student’s Abstract Selected for Honor

Rehabilitation Science student, Harneet Arora, was recently selected as one of the “Top 7 Abstracts” for 2015 by UF’s PHHP Research Committee. Her research topic was on the functional decline […]

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┬áhave 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 […]

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