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  • Graduate Assistantships in Physical Rehabilitation Science at UM Baltimore

    PhD in Physical Rehabilitation Science

    The Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science (PTRS) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, invitesapplications for the PhD degree program in the interdisciplinary field of Physical Rehabilitation Science (PRS) for admission in 2019. The purpose of the PRS PhD program is to train researchers who will be able to advance the field of physical rehabilitation with the ultimate goal of improving the lives of individuals with functional impairments. Individual courses of study arecreated to serve the interests and educational needs of the student and the principal faculty advisor.

    Applications will be accepted from quality students with baccalaureate and/or master degrees in the life sciences, engineering or health-related areas. Graduate assistantships provide full tuition support and a stipend including benefits.

    Dissertation projects are developed in conjunction with one of several ongoing rehabilitation research studies within the department and across the University system. Major research areas of interest include but not limited to: sensorimotor recovery following neurological disorders (especially stroke and Parkinson’s Disease), inter-joint and inter-limb coordination across the lifespan, balance and mobility related to fall risk, neuroplasticity, pathomechanics and rehabilitation of osteoarthritis, musculoskeletal injury and aging and neurological disorders, and rehabilitation of children with neurological disorders.

    Students take foundation courses involving physical rehabilitation science inthe first year as well as coursework in research tools. The main concentration area is neuromotor control and rehabilitation but students supplement their studies in one of the cognate areas that include: Rehabilitation Biomechanics, Rehabilitation Engineering, Applied Physiology, Rehabilitation robotics, Epidemiology, Human Centered Computing and Cognitive Neuroscience. Coursework may be taken in other departments within the university or the university system. Required weekly research seminars are regularly scheduled.

    Multiple interconnected laboratories are devoted to state-of-the-art biomechanical, neuromotor, rehabilitation robotics, and physiological measurement.

    Primary considerations for admission are (1) relevant course background in sciences related to intended area of research focus, (2) Minimum GRE scores of>300 for combined verbal and quantitative and (3) student's record of interest and academic performance in the field or related areas.

    Further information about the PRS program, PTRS, or the university may be obtained from the Graduate Program Coordinator: Ms. Janice Abarro

    Potential candidates may also wish to contact the Program Director:

    Dr. Li-QunZhang or graduate research faculty.
    Last edited by Janice Abarro; December 4th, 2018, 03:18 PM. Reason: spacing errors