Academic Catalog


Doctor of Philosophy Kinesiology and Rehabilitation (PhD)

Ryan McCann and Patrick Wilson, Graduate Program Directors

The Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation is designed for kinesiologists and rehabilitation professionals (athletic trainers, occupational therapists, physical therapists or speech/language pathologists) who are interested in becoming leaders, teachers, and scholars in their respective fields. This inter-professional program features faculty from different schools in the College of Health Sciences. The curriculum’s core develops knowledge and skills in the scientific study of human movement with application to understanding disablement and promoting health and rehabilitation. In addition to 4 core courses, students will complete research courses, teaching and/or research apprenticeship courses, and at least four electives for a total of at least 51 credit hours.

This program is designed for people who have already completed a master’s degree or entry-level clinical doctorate and wish to advance the body of knowledge of their respective profession and to assume the role of educator and mentor in an academic, clinical, or industrial setting.