Ph.D. assistantships in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation at ODU, Norfolk, VA

Applications are being accepted for the Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation at Old Dominion University (ODU), Norfolk, VA for fall 2017. Graduate research assistantships for qualified candidates are also available. The deadline for applications is May 15th.

The Ph.D. in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation at ODU is designed for students with a kinesiology/exercise science background as well as 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 the College of Health Sciences and the College of Education. The curriculum's core has a broad focus on neurophysiology, motor control and motor learning. Examples of specific research interests include;

  • Assessment and prevention of falls in older adults and clinical populations
  • Using virtual reality for the rehabilitation of gait and balance
  • Biomechanical and neurological control of gait and posture
  • Neurophysiological basis for tremor production in older adults and Parkinsonís disease
  • Impact of fatigue on upper and lower limb movements
  • Motor learning during rehabilitation of older adults and clinical populations



Further information about the PhD program can be found at: https://www.odu.edu/ptat/phd-kinesiology-rehabilitation

Further information about the facilities, research areas and faculty can be found at: https://www.odu.edu/ptat/research

Highly motivated students who are interested in developing their research skills and understanding of movement control and biomechanics in healthy, aging and patient populations are encouraged to apply. Applicants are encouraged to discuss their application with individual faculty members in their area of interest.

For further information contact either:

Dr. Daniel Russell
Graduate Program Director
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
Old Dominion University
4211 Monarch Way, Suite 200
Norfolk, VA 23508
E-mail: dmrussel@odu.edu
Tel. 757-683-6016
Fax. 757-683-4440

Or

Professor Steven Morrison
Endowed Professor of Physical Therapy
Director of Research
School of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training
Old Dominion University
4211 Monarch Way, Suite 200
Norfolk, VA 23508
Phone: (757) 683 6757
Fax: (757) 683 4410
Email: smorriso@odu.edu