University of Washington

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine

PhD in Rehabilitation Science:

Rehabilitation Science is an interdisciplinary field that focuses on human function and disability. Basic and applied research from health sciences, social sciences, engineering, and related fields are directed toward:

  1. Enhancing physical and psychosocial functioning, participation in life situations, and quality of life of people with disabilities
  2. Informing relevant social and health care policy

The PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Washington targets students from diverse backgrounds in rehabilitation-related fields including: occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, rehabilitation counseling, medicine, nursing, prosthetics and orthotics, and engineering.

Graduates of the PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science will be prepared as researchers, educators, and leaders in the field of rehabilitation science, who will work in academic institutions, service delivery systems (hospitals, public schools, etc.), government agencies, and the private sector. These individuals will be prepared to address research, education, service delivery, and policy challenges requiring an interdisciplinary perspective.

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