The PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Utah is an interprofessional doctoral program that allows students to develop their clinical expertise and unique line of research while working alongside other rehabilitation scientists and health care providers.
Students in the program come from diverse backgrounds including occupational therapy, recreational therapy, physical therapy, exercise science, athletic training, and other health care disciplines.
Faculty from the Department of Occupational and Recreational Therapies participate in the program and are available to serve as mentors to students who have similar research interests.
Students have opportunities to take part in:
- Internally-and externally-funded research projects
- Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research
- Developing and testing evidence-based practices
- Teaching experiences in our OT and RT programs
- Interprofessional education and collaboration
Current faculty projects (faculty named in parentheses) include the following focus areas: