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PhD Program Directory Related to Physical Therapy (PT PhDs)

PhD Program List


Rehabilitation Sciences Division of Exercise Science

  • Combined DPT-PhD Program Available: False
  • Must be a PT to enroll: False
  • Area(s) of Focus: Evidence-based practice and outcomes in physical therapy and rehabilitation • Optimization of rehabilitation after stroke and brain injury • Neural and behavioral basis of motor control and motor learning • Posture-balance-gait-mobility in older adults and special populations • Epidemiology, assessment, and treatment of musculoskeletal pain syndromes • Biologic basis for musculoskeletal pain • Enhancing neurorehabilitation using non-invasive brain stimulation and exercise • Physical activity and its role in recovery of function after disease and trauma • Breast cancer rehab • Health services utilization
  • Program Director: Stacy Fritz, PhD, PT
  • Website: http://www.sph.sc.edu/exsc/phd.htm
  • Program Email: sfritz@mailbox.sc.edu
  • Avg. time to Degree (yrs): 4
  • Students Enrolled (total): 15
  • Typical # Admitted / yr: 3
  • Program Format (e.g. full-time, part-time or either): Full Time Only
  • PhD Program Structure: Program is in the same department or division as the PT program in the institution
  • Policy for Funding of Part Time PhD Students:
  • Policy for Funding Part Time Explanation: We don't accept part time students to enter into program
  • Policy for Funding of Full Time PhD Student: Tuition and fees always covered for students in good standing
  • Policy for Funding Full Time Explanation: All full time PhD student have been funded in research, teaching, or clinical work.

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