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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

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Fuller named Research Foundation Professor

Rehabilitation Science PhD Program Director and Physical Therapy Department Professor Dr. David Fuller is one of 34 faculty members named as University of Florida Research Foundation Professors for 2016-2019. The […]

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Congratulations to our newest PhD Graduate

The Rehabilitation Science PhD program has awarded its latest PhD to Fredy Mora Solis. Solis is mentored by Dr. Mark Bishop and his dissertation project was entitled “Physical activity and […]

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Nair Awarded Frederick Family Scholarship

Jay Nair received the Frederick Family Scholarship Award at PHHP Convocation. The Frederick award is given to a PhD student working in the Physical Therapy Dept. who exemplifies the following […]

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Simon receives “Outstanding Student Publication” Award

RSD alumnus Dr. Corey Simon received the “Outstanding Student Publication” award for his 2015 publication: “Age Group Comparisons of TENS Response Among Individuals With Chronic Axial Low Back Pain”.  Simon’s […]

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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 […]

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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 […]