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PhD Program Listings

Listing of PhD programs and their focus areas.

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New York University - Pathokinesiology

Biomechanics, Motor Control, Musculoskeletal Disorders, Neurorehabilitation

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University of Southern California - Biokinesiology

neurorehabilitation, musculoskeletal biomechanics, exercise science, motor development

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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill - Human Movement Science

1) Biomechanics, 2) Neuromuscular Control and Motor Learning, and 3) Exercise Physiology

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The Ohio State University - Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Neuroscience, Neural Rehabilitation, Spinal Cord Injury, Biomechanics (Shoulder, Hip, Knee, Gait), Degenerative Neurologic Diseases, Pediatrics (motor development),

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University of Delaware - Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomechanics and Movement Science

(1) Applied Anatomy & Biomechanics,     (2) Applied/Exercise Physiology (3) Molecular/Tissue Biomechanics (4) Motor Control and Behavior; and (5) Rehabilitation Engineering.

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University of Pittsburgh - PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science

Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Rehabilitation Science and Technology, Sports Medicine, Rehabilitation Counselling, Health Information Management

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Medical University of South Carolina - PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Science

The three tracks of our program are Pathology and Impairment, Functional Limitations, and Health Services

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Washington University in St Louis - Movement Science Program

The program offers training about human movement, its functions and dysfunctions. The program is organized around three core content areas: biocontrol, bioenergetics and biomechanics.

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University of Iowa - Physical Rehabilitation Science

Human Movement Control/Performance, Neurobiology of Pain, Neuromuscular Biomechanics, Orthopedic Gait Analysis, Musculoskeletal Biomechanics and Sports Medicine, Human Integrative and Cardiovascular Physiology, Applied Neuroplasticity.

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University of California, San Francisco - Rehabilitation Science

This program takes advantage of the highly interdisciplinary nature of UCSF and the diversity at SFSU to expand the learning opportunities and enrich the collaborative science research experience for graduate students. The program has established two areas of specialization within the field of rehabilitation science, given the healthcare needs of society. 1. Clinically Informed Neuroscience 2. Musculoskeletal Biomechanics

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University of Minnesota - DPT/PhD (Eng) Dual Degree Program

Movement and Rehabilitation Science research focused on understanding the mechanisms involved in movement disorders and developing alternative therapies and devices to address these impairments.

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Northwestern University - PhD in Neuroscience with specialization in Movement and Rehabilitation Science

This program combines a solid training in fundamental neurobiology with training in basic quantitative methods for the development of the scientific knowledge base required for the construction of more effective rehabilitation interventions.

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University of Minnesota - Rehabilitation Sciences

The University of Minnesota Medical School’s Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Science is designed to train future rehabilitation scientists who meet the growing demand for experts in physical and occupational therapy.

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University of Utah - Rehabilitation Sciences

1. Evidence-based practice and health services research 2. Skeletal muscle physiology and response to exercise

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Ohio University - Translational Biomedical Sciences

Motor Control Biomechanics Muscle Physiology

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Stony Brook University - Health and Rehabilitation Science in the School of Health Technology and Management

Translational research program consisting of an interdisciplinary course of study with concentrations in Disability Studies, Behavioral and Community Health, and Rehabilitation and Movement Science.​ S​tudents conduct research in areas such as basic science, applied research, clinical research, community-based participatory research, educational science, policy and public health/epidemiology.

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Augusta University - Applied Health Sciences

Rehabilitation

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Northeastern University - Personal Health Informatics

Mobile health and applications, data safety and implications, social networking systems connecting families and their medical support networks

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Virginia Commonwealth University - Health Related Sciences

Interdisciplinary core of courses with a specialty tract in Physical Therapy. The program emphasizes use of distance learning technologies combined with traditional didactic methods. The Department of Physical Therapy has a strong academic record of producing highly credible and clinically relevant science for this program in the areas of health services and musculoskeletal research.

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Virginia Commonwealth University - Rehabilitation and Movement Science

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.

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University of Miami - Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Therapy

Health Outcomes Neuroscience Cardiopulmonary Musculoskeletal

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Texas Womans University - School of Physical Therapy

The program develops future educators and clinical researchers with emphasis on the scientific basis of clinical practice and allows students to work closely with a mentor in their area of clinical interest. Faculty assist students in learning advanced research skills, laboratory development, and grant and manuscript writing skills. Designed to be done part time if needed.

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The University of Alabama at Birmingham - Rehabilitation Science

Movement Science, Exercise Science, Occupation Science studied across the domains of body structure and function; activity, and participation/quality of life, and applied to populations with health conditions or disease processes that involve physical rehabilitation.

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University of Maryland - Baltimore - Physical Rehabilitation Science

Developing innovative stroke rehabilitation techniques; Testing upper extremity, lower extremity and whole body stroke rehabilitation methods; Investigating underlying neuroplasticity and mechanisms of stroke recovery; Developing and testing innovative interventions for individuals with Parkinson’s disease; Investigating Mechanism of balance across the lifespan and falls in the elderly and Parkinson's Disease

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Boston University - PhD in Rehabilitation Science Program

Activity, Participation & Environment Intervention, Processes & Outcomes Human Movement & Adaptation

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University of Kansas Medical Center - Rehabilitation Science

A major focus 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 pathophysiology of injury, disease, functional impairment, and associated disabilities, and (2) espouse the rationale for alleviating therapies.

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University of Utah - Doctoral Program in Rehabilitation Sciences

Evidence-Based Practice in Rehabilitation Neuromuscular Adaptations to Rehabilitation

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University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Interdisciplinary Health Sciences - Rehabilitation Sciences track

Core classes - Team science in healthcare research Rehabilitation Sciences track - Pathobiomechanics, neurosciences

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Temple University - Neuromotor Science

Graduates are prepared to advance science in neuromotor processes including assessment and evaluation of movement, understanding of neuromotor function and integration and its impact on movement on health, functioning and disability, and contributing to the development of interventions to improve human movement – particularly posture and locomotor control and function across the lifespan.

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University of Colorado - PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science

Applied Cellular Physiology Applied Exercise and Cardiopulmonary Physiology Applied Motor Control Applied Biomechanics Applied Lifespan Studies

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University of South Carolina - Columbia - Rehabilitation Sciences Division of Exercise Science

Evidence-based practice and outcomes in physical therapy and rehabilitation • Optimization of rehabilitation after stroke and brain injury • Neural and behavioral basis of motor control and motor learning • Posture-balance-gait-mobility in older adults and special populations • Epidemiology, assessment, and treatment of musculoskeletal pain syndromes • Biologic basis for musculoskeletal pain • Enhancing neurorehabilitation using non-invasive brain stimulation and exercise • Physical activity and its role in recovery of function after disease and trauma • Breast cancer rehab • Health services utilization

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University of Kentucky - Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program

Pediatrics, musculoskeletal issues, neurorehabilitation

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Marquette University - Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Science

rehabilitation science, neuromuscular control of movement in health and disease (i.e. stroke, MS, sport injury), sensory perception and pain, biomechanics, exercise for special populations, the aging neuromuscular system, obesity and weight management

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Duquesne University - Rehabilitation Science

Clinical Biomechanics, Orthopedics, Outcomes, Musculoskeletal

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Emory University - Dual Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)/PhD Degree Program between Emory University School of Medicine & Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of Applied Physiology

Neural Plasticity, Neuromechanics, Motor Control and Biomechanics.

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University of Florida - Rehabilitation Science PhD Program

Movement Science Disability Science

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University of Minnesota - Program in Rehabilitation Science

1) Brain Plasticity (Dystonia, Stroke Recovery, Pediatric Stroke, Neuromodulation & fMRI); 2) Muscle Adaptations with Aging & Disease; 3) Musculoskeletal Injuries & Disease (Spine, Shoulder, Bone Health, Prosthetics); 4) Clinical & Integrative Physiology (Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Neuromuscular)

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University of South Florida - PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences

1. Chronic Disease 2. Veterans Re-integration 3. Neuromusculoskeletal Disability

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Columbia University - Myriad Test

Myriad Test

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The Ohio State University - Neuroscience PhD Program

spinal cord injury, cellular and molecular neuroscience

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Georgia State University - Dual Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)/PhD Degree Program between Department of Physical Therapy & Department of Kinesiology

Orthopedics, Biomechanics, Pediatrics, Motor Control, Neuroplasticity, Skeletal Muscle Biology

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Washington University in St. Louis - Movement Science Program

The Movement Science Program at Washington University offers training about human movement, its functions and dysfunctions. The Program is organized around three core content areas: Biocontrol, Bioenergetics and Biomechanics.

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- University of Iowa Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences is to advance the health of humankind by excellence in education, discovering new knowledge, and developing leaders in healthcare and science. The PhD program supports this mission through training of future professors and researchers in rehabilitation science. The program emphasizes, through coursework and participation in research, the development of an individual’s expertise as a researcher in Rehabilitation Science.

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University of Nebraska Medical Center - University of Nebraska Medical Center Medical Science Interdepartmental Area

1) Applied Behavior Analysis, 2) Clinically Relevant Basic Research, 3) Clinical & Translational Research Mentored Scholars Program, Patient Oriented Research, and 4) Health Practice and Medical Education Research, 5) Oral Biology, 6) Patient-Oriented Research, 7) Regenerative Medicine & Biomaterials Design

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Sep 12, 2018
Obesity prevention and treatment – Physical Therapy contributions to the interprofessional team

Seeking anyone interested in discussing present practices, competencies and roles

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Sep 12, 2018
Non-Pharmacological approaches to Pain Management workshop

December 4-5, 2018 Washington, DC

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Sep 12, 2018
CHEP and JHR Physical Therapy Student Essay Contest - $250 award!

Entries will be accepted November 1st 2018 through January 4th, 2019.

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Aug 28, 2018
University of Iowa 2018 Educational Summit: Student Debt Crisis in Academic Physical Therapy

An outstanding team of people from the University of Iowa, APTA, and ACAPT leadership, as well as academic/clinical leaders, and recent graduates gather together to develop solutions to confront the challenges of student debt.

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Aug 28, 2018
Join the Education Research Network at ELC

Whether you're curious or want to dialog about the scientific field of study that examines education, teaching, and learning processes using established criteria that shape educational outcomes, then you need to join us for networking breakfast on Saturday, October 13.

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Aug 28, 2018
Volunteer at ELC

Responsibilities include introducing speakers, moderating questions after presentations, assisting in finding late comer seating, etc.

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Aug 28, 2018
Task Force on the Clinical Education Placement Process

The purpose of the Task Force is to explore the issue of the placement process for clinical education experiences and formulate recommendations to ACAPT and the Academy of Physical Therapy Education.

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Aug 14, 2018
NCCE Task Force on Payment for Clinical Experience Survey: Invitation to participate

The Task Force is seeking input from a broad spectrum of clinical education stakeholders and diverse clinical settings on this important issue facing physical therapy clinical education.

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Jul 25, 2018
Sponsor of APTA’s 26th annual Celebration of Diversity

To date, more than 200 physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students and 14 faculty pursuing their doctoral degrees have received awards from the Minority Scholarship Fund.

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Jul 25, 2018
The 5th Annual Dr. Geneva R. Johnson Forum on Innovation in Physical Therapy

This year's keynote speaker is 3-star Lieutenant General Michael Nagata, the Director of Strategic Operational Planning at the National Counterterrorism Center.

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Jul 11, 2018
Is your institution registered in the NCCE?

Each ACAPT member institution is eligible to join NCCE

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Jul 10, 2018
Attend The Pediatric Physical Therapy Faculty Institute

The Institute is a one-day preconference course on November 8, 2018

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Jul 10, 2018
Seeking Collaboration on Clinical Education Awards and Recognition

ACAPT is interested in identifying individuals and/or groups who have established or are establishing procedures for awards and recognition within the clinical education community.

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Jun 25, 2018
Common Terminology Recommendations Now Available on PTJ

We are pleased to announce that the PHYSICAL THERAPIST CLINICAL EDUCATION GLOSSARY is now available for use.

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Jun 18, 2018
Join us for the 2018 Celebration of Diversity Gala

The Gala benefs the minority scholarship fund and makes a difference in someone's life.

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Jun 18, 2018
Call for Volunteers for the Panel on Simulation in Physical Therapy Education

Read further to learn all the details about this new opportunity

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Jun 18, 2018
Prepare and Submit Motions for ACAPT's Annual Meeting at ELC

All motions must be final and sent to ACAPT by August 1st

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Jun 1, 2018
Register for a Medical Education Research Certificate Course at ELC

MERCs are intended to provide the knowledge necessary to understand the purposes and processes of medical education research, to become informed consumers of the medical education research literature, and to be effective collaborators in medical education research

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