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PhD Program Directory Related to Physical Therapy (PT PhDs)

PhD Program List


Kinesiology & Rehabilitation

  • Combined DPT-PhD Program Available: False
  • Must be a PT to enroll: False
  • Area(s) of Focus: This interprofessional program develops research skills of clinicians and movement scientists to contribute to our understanding of how humans move, how this breaks down with aging, musculoskeletal injury, or neurological disease, and how motor skills can be developed through rehabilitation. Students develop knowledge in motor control and learning, neuroscience, and biomechanics to answer kinesiology and rehabilitation questions.
  • Program Director: Daniel Russell
  • Website: https://www.odu.edu/rehabsci/phd-kinesiology-rehabilitation
  • Program Email: dmrussel@odu.edu
  • Avg. time to Degree (yrs): 4
  • Students Enrolled (total): 18
  • Typical # Admitted / yr: 3
  • 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:
  • 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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