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Movement Science Program

  • Combined DPT-PhD Program Available: False
  • Must be a PT to enroll: False
  • Area(s) of Focus: The Movement Science PhD Program at Washington University offers the opportunity to study at the biological intersection of mechanics, energetics, and neural control systems. The Movement Science Program offers training to investigate and improve movement in people with chronic diseases such as stroke, diabetes, low back pain, Parkinson disease, hip disorders and obesity. Studies span the full spectrum of investigation levels, from fundamental discovery through clinical application. Our students become part of the next generation of scientists improving human health through movement. They go on to pursue postdoctoral fellowships, academic faculty positions, and careers in industry.
  • Program Director: Catherine Lang, PT, PhD, FAPTA
  • Website: https://pt.wustl.edu/education/phd-in-movement-science/
  • Program Email: jennifer.brown@wustl.edu
  • Avg. time to Degree (yrs): 4
  • Students Enrolled (total): 10
  • Typical # Admitted / yr: 2
  • Program Format (e.g. full-time, part-time or either): Full Time Only
  • PhD Program Structure: Program is adminstered by more than one department - PT program is a member of the administrative group
  • Policy for Funding of Part Time PhD Students: Other
  • Policy for Funding Part Time Explanation:
  • Policy for Funding of Full Time PhD Student: Tuition, fees, and stipend always covered for students in good standing
  • Policy for Funding Full Time Explanation:

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