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PhD Program Directory Related to Physical Therapy (PT PhDs)

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Rehabilitation Science

  • Combined DPT-PhD Program Available: True
  • Must be a PT to enroll: False
  • Area(s) of Focus: The mission of the Division of Rehabilitation Science is to discover and disseminate rehabilitation knowledge and improve the quality of life, participation, health, performance and well-being of people in Minnesota and throughout the world. Our mission further encompasses the cultivation of premier leaders and researchers in academia, industry and clinical environments to transform the science and practice of rehabilitation, specifically in areas of (1) Activity, Participation and Disability; (2) Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Rehabilitation; (3) Movement Disorders; (4) Musculoskeletal Health and Biomechanics; (5) Neurobehavioral and Neuroplasticity; (6) Rehab Engineering and Assistive Technology; (7) Sex Differences in Health and Disease; and (8) Therapeutic Clinical Assessment, Intervention and Outcomes.
  • Program Director: Dawn Lowe, PhD
  • Website: https://med.umn.edu/rehabmedicine/about/divisions/rehabilitation-science
  • Program Email: adamc002@umn.edu
  • Avg. time to Degree (yrs): 5
  • Students Enrolled (total): 20
  • Typical # Admitted / yr: 4
  • Program Format (e.g. full-time, part-time or either): Either
  • 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: Student Pays Tuition and Fees – little or no funding support
  • Policy for Funding Part Time Explanation: We generally do not fund part time students.
  • Policy for Funding of Full Time PhD Student: Tuition, fees, and stipend usually covered, but not guaranteed
  • Policy for Funding Full Time Explanation:

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