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dabrown85
06-28-2010, 01:19 AM
*Joint DPT/PhD in Engineering at Northwestern University*
*Feinberg School of Medicine and McCormick School of Engineering*

*_Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, and NIH/Howard
Hughes Medical Institute will fully finance the DPT and PhD education of
two (2) new DPT/PhD(Eng) students each year.
_*

The Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences in
coordination with Departments of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical
Engineering, and Electrical Engineering/Computer Science
offer a joint degree program
that awards graduates a doctorate in physical therapy (DPT) from the
Feinberg School of Medicine as well as a PhD from the McCormick School
of Engineering. This joint program marries two disciplines for one
clear benefit: improved rehabilitation therapies and technologies for
patients with movement disorders. Rehabilitation and engineering, as it
relates to movement and rehabilitation sciences, is a distinct and novel
research field that requires an interdisciplinary graduate education and
training program. Although this discipline has its roots in the fields
of medicine, engineering and neuroscience, work at the interface of
these fields requires training that is not available in the traditional
curriculum. Graduate students who receive this interdisciplinary
training are expected to become new leaders in engineering,
rehabilitation sciences, physical therapy and in device development for
the study and restoration of human function both in the academic,
governmental, healthcare and industry environments. Their scientific
and engineering contributions will have a significant impact on
rehabilitation related healthcare costs in the US. *_
_*

For further information regarding the DPT/PhD please visit
http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/nupthms/dpt-phd-eng/ and/or
contact: David A. Brown, PT, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of
DPT/PhD(Eng) Program at Northwestern University at
d-brown1@northwestern.edu .

--
David A. Brown, PT, PhD
Associate Professor and Associate Chair for Post-Professional Education
Department of Physical Therapy& Human Movement Sciences
Director of NUPTHMS Locomotor Control Laboratory
Adjunct Faculty -- Departments of Physical Medicine& Rehabilitation; Biomedical Engineering

645 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60611
(p) 312-908-0976
(f) 312-908-0741
d-brown1@northwestern.edu