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PhD student assistantship available at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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  • PhD student assistantship available at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

    Interdisciplinary Health Science/Rehabilitation Sciences program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas is seeking PhD students. The area of research is biomechanics and motor learning in prosthetic rehabilitation.

    Responsibilities for graduate assistants:
    Each graduate assistant will work with an assigned faculty mentor on research projects and provide instruction within graduate (Doctor of Physical Therapy) and undergraduate courses (20 hours/week). Assistantship includes a competitive monthly stipend and tuition waiver.

    Potential applicants with a background in rehabilitation sciences (physical therapy, prosthetics & orthotics, occupational therapy, athletic training, kinesiology, biomedical engineering, or other related areas) are encouraged to apply.
    The minimum requirements are the following:
    • An overall undergraduate/graduate GPA >3.25
    • >50th average percentile on the quantitative, verbal, and analytic portions of the GRE (taken within the last 5 years)
    • Graduated from an accredited rehabilitation clinical sciences profession (eg, PT, OT, speech therapy, athletic training) at either the MS or clinical doctoral levels.
      • If the applicant has a professional BS degree only, then 30 additional credits of degree-consistent, graduate-level coursework will be required.

    • If the applicant is from a country where English is not an official language, then the applicant must demonstrate English proficiency (>80 on the TOEFL, >7.0 on the International English Language Testing System, >70th percentile on the GRE-verbal, BS or higher at a regionally accredited university in the US or where English is the language of instruction)

    Deadlines for application:
    Spring enrollment:
    Domestic students: December 1st
    International students: October 1st

    Fall enrollment:
    Domestic students: August 1st
    International students: May 1st

    For more information on admission, please visit:
    At UNLV, you'll find 175+ graduate programs, accessible faculty, state-of-the- art facilities, and a supportive campus community at one of the most diverse universities in the US. Learn more about becoming a Rebel.

    Contact information
    Szu-Ping Lee, PT, PhD
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Physical Therapy
    School of Allied Health Sciences
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 453029, Las Vegas, NV 89154
    Office: BHS 312