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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 program is designed to prepare outstanding leaders who advance innovative interdisciplinary research in rehabilitation science. A major focus of the program is to advance the science of rehabilitation and to elucidate the scientific basis for the procedures and processes used in clinical practice. Areas of research emphasis include studies designed to (1) promote an understanding of the pathology of injury, disease, functional impairment, and associated disabilities, (2) espouse the rationale for therapies designed to alleviate impaired human function and related physical and mental disabilities, and (3) to advance educational innovations in physical therapy and athletic training education.
  • Program Director: Irina V. Smirnova, MS (Hon), PhD
  • Website: https://www.kumc.edu/school-of-health-professions/academics/departments/physical-therapy-rehabilitation-science-and-athletic-training/academics/phd-in-rehabilitation-science.html
  • Program Email: ptrsat@kumc.edu
  • Avg. time to Degree (yrs): 5
  • Students Enrolled (total): 19
  • 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:
  • Policy for Funding of Full Time PhD Student: Student pays tuition and fees. Stipend usually provided, but not guaranteed
  • Policy for Funding Full Time Explanation:

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