PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences

The PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences degree program is taught 100% on-line. The curriculum focuses on the study of the effects of disability, functional limitations, and impairments on human functional performance. The effects of social and psychological components on rehabilitation performance will be studied. The program will also examine current evidence based practices for relevant interventions in the various physical, social and psychological environments. Research methods will function as the underlying tenets of the degree to produce a highly qualified research scholar.

The objective of the doctoral program is to produce researchers, scholars, teachers and forward, but critical thinkers that will be able to:

    1.     Increase the quality of life for individuals with disabilities by
            (a) Utilizing evidence base practice
            (b) Improving functional limitations and impairments
            (c) Improving psychosocial issues

    2.     Create change in healthcare delivery by
             (a) Addressing social policy issues
             (b) Addressing health policy issues

    3.     Foster better interprofessional collaborations by
             (a) Increasing interdisciplinary approaches to healthcare delivery
             (b) Creating interdisciplinary research collaborations

Specific Admissions Requirements

  1. At least a Masters degree from a nationally or regionally accredited university in the USA (foreign trained individuals must have degree evaluated by an approved agency)
  2. Bachelors or Masters degrees must be in health related field
  3. Foreign Educated Applicants must provide the additional documents:
    1. TOEFL (Test of English as Foreign Language) scores of 550 or better OR take the English proficiency test provided by UMSAz (contact university for more information).
    2. Credentials evaluated by approved transcript evaluator (i.e. World Education Services(WES))
    3. If currently living in the United States provide proof of legal status.



Programs and Course Outline (click program title)

Total Program credits

»PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences offered 100% on-line

72 Credits