About the Program

The interdisciplinary Ph.D. program in Health and Rehabilitation Science is focused on allowing students to understand and collaborate with colleagues across the translational spectrum, from the bench, to the clinic, to the examination of health services care processes. It will position graduates for independent and team investigation of complex science and rehabilitation disorders that translate across the research continuum. Graduates will be prepared to lead interdisciplinary teams through investigations using innovative methods and cutting-edge technology.

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Program Learning Outcomes: Skills and Knowledge

The core courses permit students to develop their specialized research interests and mentored science from a strong foundation in health and rehabilitation theory, pedagogy, research design, statistics and advanced health services research methodology, grant writing, ethics, and diversity. The concentration courses, laboratory rotations, independent studies, electives, and dissertation provide a comprehensive educational experience through a combination of classroom and individualized mentored learning and laboratory settings.

Graduates will be researchers, clinician scholars, educators, and administrators who approach complex disorders and conditions from a cross-discipline and cross-system perspective to improve patient health and the health care system.

Tracks or Concentrations

The three tracks of our program, Pathology and Impairment, Functional Limitations, and Health Services Research, allow our graduates to address health and rehabilitation questions across all levels of the translational continuum and domains of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF).

Modalities of Instruction

  • Hybrid
  • Face-to-Face
  • Online, Synchronous (Scheduled Meeting Times)

Aspirational Career Sector

62. Health Care & Social Assistance