Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Allied Health Professions
Rehabilitation and Movement Science, PhD
Ph.D.-Rehabilitation and Movement Science
The Ph.D. in Rehabilitation and Movement Science is an interdisciplinary degree program developed through a collaborative partnership of the departments of Health and Human Performance, Physical Therapy, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The mission of this collaborative degree program is to prepare applied scientists capable of approaching multifaceted health care, preventive medicine and rehabilitation initiatives from an integrative rather than competitive perspective, and to prepare graduates to assume leadership positions in higher education teaching, research and management within rehabilitation and movement science.
There are two program tracks: exercise physiology and neuromusculoskeletal dynamics. The exercise physiology track prepares individuals to teach, conduct research and direct external funding initiatives in the area of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation and physiology, particularly in areas associated with metabolic and chronic disease states. The neuromusculoskeletal dynamics track prepares individuals for teaching, research and clinical initiatives associated with the identification and rehabilitation of movement disorders.
Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Facts & Figures
Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive
Locale: Midsize City
Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999