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Curriculum

There are a minimum of 60 credits needed to complete the program.

Please see the Graduate School Catalog for Course Descriptions for the courses listed below

Interdisciplinary Science Core (10 credits minimum)

The Science Core is designed to provide an interdisciplinary foundation for further study in an area of one's choice.

  • PTRS 688: Special Topics - Foundations of Rehabilitation Science I (3 credits)
  • PTRS 688: Special Topics - Foundations of Rehabilitation Science II (3 credits)
  • PTRS 788: Seminar in Rehabilitation Science (1 credit each) - 4 semesters needed

Tools Core (12 credits minimum)

The Tools Core provides the research skills needed in the field of rehabilitation science, as well as direct preparation for an academic career. A minimum of 6 credits of statistics are required, but there is flexibility in which statistics courses one can take, which is why they appear under electives below.

Required

  • PTRS 702: Graduate Seminar in Teaching I* (1 credit)
  • PTRS 703: Graduate Seminar in Teaching II* (1 credit)

Electives

  • PREV 620: Principles of Biostatistics (3 credits)
  • PREV 621: Biostatistical Methods (3 credits)
  • UMCP 689D: Physiological Signal Processing** (3 credits)
  • UMCP 689: Instrumentation in the Movement Sciences** (3 credits)
  • Other statistics or tools courses offered at UMB
  • Other statistics or tools courses offered at UMCP and UMBC**

* Permission from the Program Director or Instructor is necessary to enroll in this course.

** Course not offered at the University of Maryland Baltimore campus.

Concentration/Cognate Area (26 credits minimum)

Complete a minimum of 26 credits in the concentration specialty of Neuromotor Control and Rehabilitation and in cognate areas of Rehabilitation Engineering, Rehabilitation Biomechanics, Applied Physiology, Epidemiology, Human Centered Computing (UMBC)**, and Cognitive Motor Neuroscience (UMCP) **

Examples of potential courses include:

  • PREV 600: Principles of Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PTRS 718 Applied Human Anatomy, Trunk (3 credits)
  • PTRS 719: Applied Human Anatomy, Upper Extremity (3 credits)
  • PTRS 720: Applied Human Anatomy, Lower Extremity (3 credits)
  • Other concentration/cognate courses offered at UMB
  • Other concentration/cognate courses offered at UMCP and UMBC**

** Course not offered at the University of Maryland Baltimore campus.

Doctoral Dissertation Research (12 credits minimum)

These 12+ credits are typically utilized immediately after the comprehensive exam is passed. However, students may have been working on studies that become part of their dissertation before this time.

 

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