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Program of Study

The PRS curriculum is designed to provide students with a common core of content information (10 credits of Interdisciplinary Core), largely reflecting the foundational disciplinary content of Rehabilitation Science.

Students also complete:

  1. 12 credit minimum of tools courses (Tools Core) that provide training in research skills including basic and advanced research methods and statistics/analysis courses, academic preparation seminars, and measurement-related courses;
  2. 22 credits of courses in the concentration (Neuromotor Control and Rehabilitation) and sub-concentration (Applied Physiology, Rehabilitation Biomechanics, Epidemiology, Rehabilitation Engineering) areas (see descriptions of these areas below); and
  3. Laboratory rotations may be recommended for greater exposure to options for program research.
  4. A minimum of 12 dissertation credits required on the campus.
  5. 4 floater credits to be used in any area

Two key elements of the program involve completion of the comprehensive/candidacy exams, which focus on integration and specialization of the content from core, concentration and sub-concentration courses, and fulfillment of an independent dissertation research project.

Core and Sub-Concentration Areas

2023 Physical Rehabilitation Sciences Handbook