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wliu69
03-15-2001, 02:26 AM
Applications are invited for two new graduate programs: (1) a Ph.D. program in Rehabilitation Science designed to prepare individuals for university teaching, research, service, and leadership positions in rehabilitation, and (2) an P.T.- Ph.D. joint degree offering for persons with B.S. degrees in health-related sciences wishing to become physical therapists and PhD-educated rehabilitation scientists. These programs are offered by the Department of Physical Therapy, School of Allied Health, University of Kansas Medical Center. The University of Kansas (KU) is a Carnegie Research I institution and an eminent member of the prestigious 58-member American Association of Universities. The Department of Physical Therapy is located on the Medical Center Campus in Kansas City

The PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science is designed to prepare suitably qualified individuals for leadership positions in research and academia. A major focus of the program is to advance the science of medical rehabilitation, and to elucidate the scientific basis for the procedures and processes used in clinical practice. Areas of research emphasis include human and animal studies designed to (1) promote an understanding of the pathophysiology of injury, disease, functional impairment, and associated disabilities, and (2) espouse the rationale for therapies designed to alleviate impaired human function and related physical and mental disabilities. The PT-PhD joint degree program integrates the professional M.S. degree in Physical Therapy with the Ph.D. degree in Rehabilitation Science and clinical work experience. It is designed to offer outstanding non-clinician applicants the opportunity to pursue both degrees simultaneously. This accelerated program is intended to prepare highly motivated individuals for leadership positions in research and academia.

For more information and contact person, visit department's home page at http://www.kumc.edu/SAH/pted/



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Wen Liu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy Education
The University of Kansas Medical Center
3056 Robinson Hall
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS66160-7601

Tel: (913) 588-4565
Fax: (913) 588-4568
email: wliu@kumc.edu

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