University of Vermont

Human Functioning and Rehabilitation Science


The CMB Program Office

Given Building C141C

Burlington, VT 05405

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Human Functioning and Rehabilitation Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Doctor of Philosophy in Human Functioning and Rehabilitation Science program is driven by initiatives to restructure health care in ways that prioritize interprofessional research. Students learn side-by-side across unique but related health disciplines with faculty who are diverse in interests and expertise.

Students benefit from interdisciplinary research and teaching opportunities and gain a broad understanding of the ways health science impacts the functioning of individuals and society. The program's dynamic systems approach to evaluate functioning in individuals with disabilities and develop interventions to enhance health is modeled after the World Health Organization's International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.

The degree prepares graduates for opportunities that include postdoctoral fellowships, faculty appointments or leadership careers in health sciences, sports and bioengineering, industrial health and wellness or health care. Opportunities to engage in research to improve outcomes for patients with chronic conditions and disabilities are part of the program.


Facts & Figures

In State Tuition (per year): VT

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Small City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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