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02-21-2008, 11:29 PM
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Practice Research

Highly motivated Physical Therapists interested in research-focused
doctoral studies are encouraged to apply to a joint program between the
University of Rochester, School of Nursing and Ithaca College Rochester
Center. The emphasis of the curriculum is tailored for Physical
Therapists interested in orthopedic biomechanics, combining movement
analysis and clinical research design. Current funded projects by the
National Institute of Health include clinical trials of exercise for
subjects with posterior tibial tendon dysfunction and drug therapy for
subjects with pelvic insufficiency fractures. The collaborative
atmosphere on the Ithaca College Rochester and University of Rochester
Medical Centers is ideally suited for doctoral studies, allowing
clinicians to learn biomechanics and apply their research knowledge to
clinical problems. The Ithaca College Movement Analysis Laboratory is a
new state of the art facility located in Highland Park in downtown
Rochester. In addition, the Rochester Region was ranked #1 for Overall
Quality of Life among metros with a population of more than 1 million.
(Source: Expansion Management, May/June 2007)

To understand more about how physical therapists succeed in developing
into clinical scientists in this interdisciplinary program, interested
applicants should contact:

Jeff Houck, PhD, PT
Ithaca College Rochester Center
1100 South Goodman St.
Rochester, NY 14620

For an overview of this program and an example plan of study go to:


Director, PhD Programs
University of Rochester School of Nursing
Margaret H. Kearney, PhD, RN, FAAN