CU Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Program

The PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences is an interdisciplinary graduate school program housed within CU Physical Therapy. 

The Rehabilitation Science PhD program is comprised of core and associated faculty, postdoctoral fellows, students and research assistants with a broad background, including physical 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, and learning to write grants and publish manuscripts.

Who We Are


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.

Our Team

The Work We Do


Much of our work falls into the following research areas:

  • Clinical trials 
  • Health services 
  • Translational Mechanistic 
  • Implementation science

Research & Teams





How Can You Join Our Team?


  • Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program (RHSC)
  • Clinical Science Doctoral Program (CLS)
  • Postdoctoral fellowships
  • Professional Research Assistants (PRAs)
  • DPT student research opportunities

Prospective Students





Is a PhD right for me?

​​​Rehabilitation Sciences PhD Overview

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