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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.

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PhD Program News


Alumna Corti Awarded $750,000 Grant

Manuela Corti, PT, PhD, an Assistant Scientist at the University of Florida Powell Gene Therapy Center and a 2011 graduate of the Rehabilitation Science PhD program, has received a nearly […]


Graduate Faculty takes trip to Uganda

Earlier this month Rehabilitation Science graduate faculty, Dorian Rose, PT, PhD, spent two weeks in Kaihura, Uganda. She brought her clinical knowledge to the small village where physical therapy is […]

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Mentor and Student Launch Podcast

Rehabilitation Science Graduate Faculty, Dr. Ianessa Humbert and PhD student, Alicia Vose, recently launched a podcast entitled “Down the Hatch.” It is focused on hot topics relevant to swallowing clinicians […]


Congratulations Summer Graduates

The Rehabilitation Science PhD program is happy to congratulate three summer 2016 graduates:         Sahana Kamath Mentor: Carolynn Patten, PT, PhD, FAPTA Dissertation: Neural and Behavioral Markers […]

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Alumnus Accepts Faculty Position at Duke University

Rehabilitation Science graduate, Corey Simon, DPT, PhD, has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Duke University. His primary […]

PhD Program News Archives

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Why do students choose the UF Rehab Science PhD Program?

Alumni Spotlight


Milap Sandhu

Milap Sandhu, PT, PhD, completed the Rehabilitation Science program in December 2010. He is currently a Research Scientist in the Sensory Motor Performance Program at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago […]

Student Spotlight


Abhinandan Batra

Abhi is a senior student in the Rehabilitation Science program and is mentored by Dr. Krista Vandenborne I am in the fifth year of my PhD program and it has […]


Lauren Tabor

Lauren joined the Rehabilitation Science program in summer 2015. She is mentored by Dr. Emily Plowman. What has been your experience in the Rehabilitation Science program? What have you enjoyed […]

The University of Florida Health Science Center

HSC Aerials 2016

The Health Science Center spans six Colleges including Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Pharmacy, Veterinary Medicine and Public Health and Health-Related Professions. These Colleges are all within a very short distance of one another, and are in close proximity to an 850-bed teaching hospital (Shands Health), the new neuromedicine hospital and the VA Medical Center.