Doctor of Physical Therapy / Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Health with a concentration in Rehabilitation Science
Students earning a Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a concentration in Rehabilitation Science will gain an in-depth understanding of the basic and applied aspects of health science and services, the social sciences, biomechanics, physiology, neuroscience and engineering as they relate to restoring human functional capacity and improving a person’s interaction with the surrounding environment. An important point of emphasis is that we believe that rehabilitation science should encompass research ranging from molecular biology through population health. Thus, we embrace a wide range of disciplines, and support the view that by working together we can best advance human health.
Students will hone skills of oral and written communication of scientific information, which will help to prepare them for academic and research positions in universities, private research institutions, government agencies, private industries, and the public policy sector.
The concentration in Rehabilitation Science is open to students currently enrolled in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program in the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions. The program is designed to augment the existing DPT program to prepare physical therapists to teach and conduct research in areas related to physical rehabilitation, biomechanics, and physiology.