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PhD Program Directory Related to Physical Therapy (PT PhDs)

PhD Program List


Rehabilitation and Movement Science

  • Combined DPT-PhD Program Available: False
  • Must be a PT to enroll: False
  • Area(s) of Focus: There are two program concentrations: exercise physiology and neuromusculoskeletal dynamics. The exercise physiology concentration prepares individuals to conduct research, direct external funding initiatives and teach in the area of exercise physiology, with particular focus on physical activity's impact on chronic disease states. The neuromusculoskeletal dynamics concentration prepares individuals for research, teaching and clinical initiatives associated with the identification and rehabilitation of movement disorders.
  • Program Director: Sheryl Finucane, PhD, PT
  • Website: https://pt.chp.vcu.edu/degree-programs/phd-programs/
  • Program Email: sfinucan@vcu.edu
  • Avg. time to Degree (yrs): 4
  • Students Enrolled (total): 7
  • Typical # Admitted / yr: 2
  • Program Format (e.g. full-time, part-time or either): Either
  • 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 usually covered, but not guaranteed
  • Policy for Funding Full Time Explanation:

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