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12-26-2009, 09:36 PM
Boston University (BU) College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences:
Sargent College is currently recruiting top quality applications in
movement sciences and biomechanics for the Doctor of Science (ScD) in
Rehabilitation Sciences.

*Rehabilitation sciences: *Rehabilitation is an interdisciplinary field
of study with the primary aim of enhancing health, function and quality
of life among persons who have or who may be at risk of developing,
acute injuries or long-term conditions. The BU Sargent program offers an
unique opportunity for students to attain the advanced science and
research training needed to further knowledge and understanding in
rehabilitation sciences incorporating students and faculty from the
disciplines of athletic training, exercise sciences, movement sciences,
occupational therapy, physical therapy, as well as other fields such as
public health and engineering. The research of faculty spans the entire
life course, from infancy to older adulthood, and addresses a wide
variety of populations.

*Core curriculum and specializations: *The program welcomes applicants
with or without a clinical professional degree and prepares graduates
for research and teaching careers in the rehabilitation sciences domain.
While developing expertise through specialized study and collaboration
with their individual mentors, students network across specializations
and across cohort years through joint doctoral seminars and core
curriculum courses. The core courses provide grounding in critical
thinking, research training and academic instruction. Currently there
are two specializations Ė i.e., Health, Adaptation and Disability and
Movement Sciences. These specializations are cohesive structured
curriculum, with each student developing his or her individualized
program of study. For example, in the Movement Sciences Specialization
projects include biomechanics and coordination dynamics of locomotion,
effects of hip disorders on leg function and walking ability, and visual
perception disorders and navigation in Parkinsonís disease.

*Mentorship: *A mentorship model offers each student individualized
attention and guidance. Participation in the mentorís research
activities provides exposure to the topic area and research procedures,
and allows for the design and implementation of a supervised research

*Fellowship: *Research/teaching fellowships are available for highly
qualified applications. For more information, please visit the website
or e-mail Robert C. Wagenaar, PhD, Program Director at wagenaar@bu.edu.