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:
- 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;
- 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
- laboratory rotations may be recommended for greater exposure to options for program research.
- a minimum of 12 dissertation credits required on the campus.
Two key elements to 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.