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PhD in Rehabilitation Science:
Curriculum

The PhD in Rehabilitation Medicine program curriculum is founded on a bio-psycho-social-environmental framework and a commitment to interdisciplinary practice. Though we expect each student's pathway to be highly individualized, all students will complete specific requirements:

  • A seven-quarter core course series (21 credits)
  • Extensive coursework or independent study in research methods (minimum of 18 credits)
  • Coursework and practicum experiences in teaching (minimum of 5 credits)
  • Three cognates (interrelated areas of study) specific to his or her goals (minimum of 6 credits each). Each cognate will include a series of courses and/or independent studies.

In addition to these requirements, the curriculum for each student will include preparation for general exams, the presentation of pilot research to faculty and students, and a dissertation. The student's committee and the core faculty members of the Rehabilitation Science PhD Program must approve the entire course of study.

For a detailed overview of the curriculum for students in the PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science, please read the PhD Curriculum Plan.

To learn more about the PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science, please explore the links below:

PhD in Rehab Science Application Deadline

The PhD Program in Rehabiliation Science accepts applications every other year. The next application deadline will be January 15, 2018.



Rehab Medicine Open House

November 8, 2017
For prospective students of Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Prosthetics & Orthotics
See flyer for details

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