C. Scott Bickel, Assistant Professor (Physical Therapy); Skeletal Muscle Function, Electrotherapeutics
Jennifer Braswell Christy Assistant Professor (Physical Therapy); Pediatrics; Vestibular Dysfunction
Diane Clark, Assistant Professor (Physical Therapy); Wound Care; Health Promotion
Stephanie C. DeLuca, Assistant Professor (Occupational Therapy); Research and Development of New and Efficacious Treatment Techniques for Children with Neuromotor Disorders.
Cali Fidopiastis, Assistant Professor, (Physical Therapy); Virtual Rehabilitation, Brain-Computer Interfaces, Tests and Measurements
Kathleen Foley, Assistant Professor (Occupational Therapy); Physical Dysfunction, Gerontology, Pathophysiology
Matthew Ford, Associate Professor (Physical Therapy); Motor Control Dysfunction
Cecilia Graham, Associate Professor (Physical Therapy); Education, Acute Care
Gavin Jenkins, Assistant Professor (Occupational Therapy); Assistive Technology and the Built Environment
Donald Lein, Assistant Professor (Physical Therapy); Clinical Education
John Lowman, Assistant Professor (Physical Therapy); Cardiopulmonary Physical Therapy
John McCarthy, Associate Professor (Physical Therapy); Exercise Physiology
David M. Morris, Associate Professor (Physical Therapy); Aquatic Physical Therapy
Patrice Murphy, Assistant Professor (Physical Therapy); Developmental Disabilities, Orthotics
William Ogard, Assistant Professor (Physical Therapy); Sensory Function of Anterior Cruciate Ligament, Proprioception of Knee Joint, Anatomy, Function of Lumbar Musculature
Claire Peel, Professor (Physical Therapy); Exercise Physiology, Cardiopulmonary Therapeutics, Geriatric Rehabilitation
Patty Perez, Assistant Professor (Physical Therapy); Orthopedic Rehabilitation
Jan A. Rowe, Interim Chair and Associate Professor (Occupational Therapy); , Tourette syndrome clinic: Feeding and Swallowing of Infants and Young Children
Sharon E. Shaw, Associate Professor (Physical Therapy); Health Outcomes Assessment, Neurological Rehabilitation
Laura K. Vogtle, Professor (Occupational Therapy); Pediatrics, Research Methods, Program Evaluation, Outcomes Research
Hon Yeun, Professor and Director of Research
Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science
The Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science program is an interdisciplinary program offered by The Department of Occupational Therapy and The Department of Physical Therapy at the School of Health Professions. This exciting program is designed to prepare graduates to become*:
- Academicians, scholars, scientists and researchers in education, health care, industry, and government institutions.
- Consultants to individuals, communities, and governments.
The goal of the Program is to prepare graduates to have the following skills:
- Design and implement research studies that will contribute to the knowledge base of rehabilitation science.
- Design and deliver educational courses related to rehabilitation.
- Translate innovative rehabilitation research findings into practice so as to advance the field of rehabilitation science.
*The aim of this program is to prepare candidates to become leaders in teaching and research within the field of Rehabilitation Science. However, this is not a clinical training program. . Applicants planning to become occupational therapists or physical therapists should visit the following websites to pursuit training in these two professions: www.uab.edu/ot or www.uab.edu/pt.
Received by UAB Graduate School
511 HUC; 1400 University Boulevard
1530 3rd Avenue South
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-1150
- Complete and submit online Graduate School application
- Submit application fee payment - Domestic: $45.00
- Request one (1) official transcript to be mailed by the issuing institution to the UAB Graduate School
- Three (3) letters of recommendation are required. Please ask the individuals from whom you request references to submit them online via the Apply Yourself system. Electronic submission is the preferred method. However, if your referees prefer to mail a recommendation letter, it should be mailed to the address of the department or program to which you are applying.
Minimum Requirements for Admission
· Note that each application will be reviewed by the Admission Committee to identify individuals with strong commitment and aptitude to perform research related to Rehabilitation Science, along with strong academic preparation and professional-leadership potential.
· Undergraduate or graduate degree in occupational or physical therapy, engineering, exercise science, neuroscience, medicine, nursing, or other health related professions.
· Recommended minimum combined Graduate Record Exam (GRE) score of 1100
· Recommended minimum GPA 3.0/4.0 in all previous coursework
· Three strong evaluation references, with at least one from a research lab mentor, and one from an academic source.
· With the written essay, provide evidence of appropriate goals of study, professional growth and commitment to research, with special emphasis on interest in research that is being conducted at UAB.
· Interview with faculty that shows passion and commitment to research and professional growth in Rehabilitation Science.
For further information contact:
David Brown, PT, Ph.D.
Department of Physical Therapy
Rehabilitation Science (RHB)
780. Philosophy and theory in Rehabilitation Science. Interdisciplinary discussion of historical, current and emerging theories, principles, concepts, and models of rehabilitation science. 3 hours.
781. Critical Review of Rehabilitation Science Research. Interdisciplinary course preparing students to critically review and analyze research practices in the literature of rehabilitation science. 3 hours.
782. Tests and Measurements in Rehabilitation Science Research. Interdisciplinary in-depth study of current tests and measures used in rehabilitation science. 3 hours.
783. Research Design in Rehabilitation Science Research. A detailed overview of research methodologies used in rehabilitation science. 3 hours.
789. Rehabilitation Science Seminar. Varied discussion of rehabilitation science topics to help students explore research questions in preparation for their dissertation. 2 hours.
798-799. Dissertation Research. 24 hours