Graduate Program

PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences

PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences

The doctoral program is offered asynchronously 100% online with no requirements for on-campus visits.  

Earn your doctoral degree on your schedule.  The flexible program allows students to continue working within their careers without missing time from work. 

The online program of PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences is a curriculum that 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.  The development and enhancement of research skills including scholarly activity will function as the underlying tenets of the program.  The learning outcomes of the doctoral program is to ensure graduates will be able to:

  • Increase the quality of life for individuals with disabilities by: (a) utilizing evidence-based practice; (b) improving functional limitations and impairments (c) improving psychosocial issues
  • Foster better interprofessional collaborations by: (a) increasing interdisciplinary approaches to healthcare delivery; (b) creating interdisciplinary research collaborations
  • Create change in healthcare delivery by addressing social and health policy issues.
  • Conduct culturally competent scholarly activities within the field of rehabilitation science.
  • Communicate research findings and their implications within the field of rehabilitation science.
  • Integrate the components of scholarship: research, teaching, mentoring, and service within the field of rehabilitation science
  • Provide patient/client centered care to decrease functional limitations

PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences Curriculum

Core Courses


Scientific Inquiry