An interdisciplinary graduate school program housed within CU Physical Therapy.
CU Rehabilitation Science is comprised of core and associated faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and research assistants with a broad background, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, medicine, psychology, engineering, and public health, all working together to improve the lives of people who live with disabilities.
The environment is highly collaborative, with strong mentors and state of the art facilities. While in the PhD Program, students develop a wide range of skills, including research and teaching; presenting nationally, learn to write grants and publish manuscripts.
Research conducted by the Rehabilitation Science faculty and staff is supported by research teams, centers, a variety of satellite laboratories and clinical research sites located across the medical campus and surrounding community. In addition to core research facilities and labs, PhD Faculty collaborate with other scientists both regionally and nationally to conduct interdisciplinary and translational research.
Much of our work falls into the following research areas:Clinical trials | Health services | Translational Mechanistic | Implementation science
The newly developed CU Rehabilitation Science Consortium is a shared workspace and meeting place for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, residents, and research assistants who conduct research with faculty in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Educational and training pathways include: