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  • Ph.D. positions in Rehabilitation Sciences at East Carolina University

    We are accepting applications for funded Ph.D. positions in the Rehabilitation Sciences degree program with a concentration in movement science and disorders at East Carolina University for Fall 2020. The Rehabilitation Sciences doctoral program emphasizes training for research. It is best described as an "apprenticeship" program in which students work closely with a faculty member who has agreed to provide mentorship toward the development of research, scholarship, and independent thinking skills. Students are involved in research from the outset, and are expected to conduct research leading to empirical, methodological, and/or theoretical advances in their field of study. Students accepted into the program will have an opportunity to work with an interdisciplinary group of researchers who study the intersection of neuro- and biomechanics through both mechanistic and translational investigations across the lifespan.

    The deadline for applications is April 15th for Fall admission and October 1 for Spring admissions.


    Admission requirements:
    Masterís degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution in physical therapy, athletic training, engineering, biomechanics, movement sciences or related area, with a minimum overall grade point average of 3.5 (on a scale of A=4.0).
    Other requirements
    1. Graduate Record Examination within five years. Recent applicants have had mean GRE scores above 150 for verbal, 150 for quantitative, and 4.0 for analytic writing.
    2. Three letters of recommendation, at least two from faculty of the college(s) or university(s) previously attended.
    3. A sample of scholarly writing which may be a thesis, a published or unpublished reprint, or term paper.
    4. A statement that summarizes reasons for pursuing doctoral study and doctoral research objectives in as much detail as possible.
    5. Telephone or face-to-face interview with the identified faculty mentor/major professor.


    Applicants are strongly encouraged to identify a major professor as part of the application process. Faculty mentors in the movement science and disorders concentration have research priorities ranging from applied research in movement science, gait and balance, pediatrics and neuroplasticity, to bench research in neuroscience and muscle physiology. The profiles of these faculty members can be found at: https://cahs.ecu.edu/RehabPhD/about-us/faculty/ and http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/hmal/.

    For further information about this opportunity please visit the Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. degree program at https://cahs.ecu.edu/RehabPhD/ or contact the Movement Sciences & Disorders Concentration Director, Dr. John Willson directly at willsonj@ecu.edu.
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