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Rehabilitation and Movement Science, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

Curriculum

The Ph.D. in Rehabilitation and Movement Science will require a minimum of 38 credit hours of course work and 12 credit hours of dissertation research. Students will be required to complete:

Required research courses for the program (nine credit hours) – both tracks:

  Credits
STAT 543 Statistical Methods I 3
STAT 544 Statistical Methods II 3
ALHP 761 Health Related Sciences Research Design
     (or other approved course in research design)
3
Approved research design alternatives:  
  HADM 761 Health Services Research Methods I 3
  SOCY 626 Applications of Advanced Research Methods 3
  EDUS 710 Educational Research Design 3
     

Elective research courses for the program (three credit hours) – both tracks:

  Credits
BIOS 531 Clinical Epidemiology 3
BIOS 553 Linear Regression 3
BIOS 554 Analysis of Variance 3
BIOS 571 Clinical Trials 3
BIOS 572 Statistical Analysis of Biomedical Data 3
BIOS 655 Quantitative Epidemiology 3
ALHP 716 Grant Writing and Project Management in Health Related Sciences (or elective research course in consultation with adviser) 3

Required concentration courses for the Ph.D. program tracks

  Credits
Exercise physiology track  
HEMS 701 Advanced Exercise Physiology I 3
HEMS 702 Advanced Exercise Physiology II 3
PHIS 501 Mammalian Physiology 5
PHIS 512 Cardiovascular Exercise Physiology 3
PHIS 612 Cardiovascular Physiology 3
REMS/HEMS 610 Laboratory Techniques in Rehabilitation and Movement Science 3
  ______
20
   
Neuromusculoskeletal dynamics track
(select 18 credits from the following):
 
HEMS 611 Biomechanics of Human Motion
3
REMS/HEMS 660 Neuromuscular Performance
3
REMS 665 Instrumentation in Motion Analysis
3
REMS/HEMS 692 Independent Study or elective course
3
PHTY 605 Foundations of Pathokinesiology
3
PHTY 606 Therapeutic Kinesiology
3
PHTY/REMS 608 Advanced Musculoskeletal Sciences
3
PHTY/REMS 612 Advanced Biomechanics
3
   
Laboratory rotations (three credit hours) – both tracks:  
REMS 710 Research Techniques in Rehabilitation and Movement Science 1-3
   
Professional development core (five credit hours minimum) – both tracks  
REMS 690 Research Seminar in Rehabilitation and Movement Science 1
REMS 793 Teaching Practicum in Higher Education 1
REMS 794 Research Presentation Seminar 3-4
   
Research in rehabilitation and movement science (12 credit hours) – both tracks  
REMS 798 Research in Rehabilitation and Movement Science 12
   
 

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