The curriculum of the Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science consists of a common set of courses (core curriculum) consisting of 38 semester credit hours (SCH), two separate concentrations (Communication Sciences and Disorders; Movement Sciences and Disorders) of 36 semester credit hours each, and minimum of 12 semester credit hours of doctoral dissertation.


Rehabilitation Science Core (38 SCH)

HPPH 7301 Foundations of Rehabilitation Science (3 SCH)

Teaching (8 SCH)

HPPH 7311 Curriculum Design and Teaching
HPPH 7412 Educational Evaluation in Health Professions
HPPH 7113 Teaching Apprenticeship

Research Design and Statistics (9 SCH)

HPPH 7321 Research Design & Statistics
HPPH 7322 Intermediate Statistical Methods
HPPH 7323 Selected Topics in Statistics
or other approved statistics course

Technical Writing (6 SCH)

HPPH 7331 Writing for Publication or ENGL 5390 Writing for Publication
HPPH 7332 Writing for Grants
or other approved technical writing course

Research Methods (6 SCH)

Students will select from the following courses:

HPPH 7341 Methods in Hearing Sciences and Audiology Research
HPPH 7342 Methods in Hearing Sciences and Audiology Research II
HPPH 7343 Methods in Speech Sciences and Speech-Language Pathology Research
HPPH 7344 Methods in Speech Sciences and Speech-Language Pathology Research II
HPPH 7345 Methods in Clinical Anatomy Research 
HPPH 7346 Methods in Clinical Behavior Research 
HPPH 7347 Methods in Clinical Biomechanics Research 
HPPH 7348 Methods in Clinical Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Research 
HPPH 7349 Methods in Clinical Postural Control Research 

or other approved research methods course

Research (6 SCH)

HPPH 7099 Research


Concentration (36 SCH) 

Students will choose one concentration from the following:

Communication Sciences & Disorders

Students in the CSD concentration will take prescribed courses based on an area of specialization (24 SCH) related to one of the following areas:

  • Audiology
  • Hearing Science
  • Speech-Language Pathology
  • Speech Science

and elective courses (12 SCH) that will be approved in consultation with the faculty advisor and planning committee.

Movement Sciences & Disorders

Students in the MSD concentration will take the following prescribed courses (24 SCH):

  • HPPH 7383 Biomechanics
  • HPPH 7385 Motor Control in Orthopaedics
  • HPPH 7384 Neuroscience
  • HPPH 7482 Pathophysiology
  • HPPH 7581 Gross Anatomy
  • HPPH 7191-95 Seminar in RS Research (3 SCH)
  • HPPH 7386 Computer Methods in RS
  • Research

and elective courses (12 SCH) that will be approved in consultation with the faculty advisor and planning committee.


Doctoral Dissertation (12 SCH)

HPPH 8000-8001 Doctoral Dissertation


Additional Requirements for Graduation

  • Successful completion of a supervised research project concurrent with HPPH 7099
  • Successful completion of a comprehensive qualifying examination for admission to candidacy after the completion of coursework and the supervised research project
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