University of Colorado Denver
Academic Office 1, L15-1503
12631 E. 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
The Rehabilitation Science PhD Program offers individualized coursework for students who currently hold an undergraduate or advanced professional degree in a health, science, or engineering field of study, and are seeking graduate level education to conduct independent research that will advance the science and practice of physical rehabilitation. Our program is comprised of core and associated faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and research assistants with a broad background, including physical therapy, medicine, psychology, engineering, and public health, all working together to improve the lives of people who live with disabilities. The environment is highly collaborative, with strong mentors and state of the art facilities. While in the PhD Program, students develop a wide range of skills, including research and teaching; they present nationally, learn to write grants, and publish manuscripts.
- Full benefits and competitive stipend for all trainees
- Interdepartmental and collaborative
- Clinical and translational research opportunities
- Highly accomplished training faculty
- Rigorous, yet flexible, curriculum
- PhD and joint DPT/PhD degree options
Research Areas: Clinical Rehabilitation Trials; Health Services Research; Translational Research; Exercise Science; Implementation Science
Program Opportunities: Teaching, meetings and conferences, podcasts, inter- and intra- professional connections, research and service
Financial Support: Students receive full support that includes all tuition and fees, health and dental insurance, and a $30,000 annual stipend.
Applications: Applications accepted September 1 to December 1 for the following Fall semester. On-campus interviews take place in February. See program website for details.
Career paths of graduates: Our program was created to meet the strong nationwide demand for PhD trained scientists and educators in rehabilitation science. Upon graduation, our students typically pursue academic careers in research and higher education. Alternative career opportunities are available in health care systems, industry and legislation.
Why CU Anschutz? Located in Aurora, Colorado, the Anschutz Medical Campus is the largest academic health center in the Rocky Mountain region. With six graduate and health professional schools, multiple clinical centers and institutes including an NIH-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, two nationally-ranked teaching hospitals, and a VA hospital, CU Anschutz is engaged in clinical care, research, education, and service. Together, clinicians, graduate students, and research faculty contribute to a large and vibrant cancer research community that is poised to address present and future challenges.
We are committed to diversity and equity. Students from all backgrounds will find resources & support on campus.
Accreditation:The University of Colorado Denver is Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
International Student Requirements:International students must meet ALL of the standard requirements and also must provide: • Original transcripts and documentation in English (or a certified English translation) of the completion of a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, or the equivalent • Documents required to process immigration documents • Certified English translation of all academic records and references not in English • $75.00 international non-refundable application fee • Evidence of proficiency in English as demonstrated by one of the following: - Citizen of a country whose official language is English - Composite score of 75 or above on the TOEFL or composite score of 6.5 or above on the IELTS - Graduate of CU Denver’s ESL Academy - Earned bachelor’s degree or higher from a foreign or US accredited institution where the language of instruction was English. - Earned a bachelor’s degree from the US or successful completion of at least 2 semesters (12 credits) of full-time study in a graduate-level master’s program at an accredited institution with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.
Facts & Figures
Financial Aid: Yes
International Financial Aid: Yes
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive
Loans Offered: Students are encouraged to work with the University's Financial Aid Office to obtain information on financial aid opportunities. University of Colorado Denver FASFA Code: 004508
Locale: Large City
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