The Graduate Program in Physical Rehabilitation Science is a PhD training program with a primary goal of developing independent investigators who will advance the field of rehabilitation science research.
The environment is highly collaborative with links to other departments within the School of Medicine and the broader University System of Maryland (USM), including kinesiology, epidemiology, biomedical engineering, psychology, radiology, gerontology, orthopedics, and neurology.
Students learn to conduct research from both a basic and clinical science perspective and develop a wide range of competencies that include foundational knowledge of rehabilitation science, biomechanical analysis of human movement, advanced research design and statistics, and other related areas of individual interest.
Each student works closely with a faculty advisor to receive ongoing mentorship in research, coursework, and career preparation throughout their time in the PhD program. For a list of our faculty and their individual research areas, please see our Research page.