PhD in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Alberta

The PhD in Rehabilitation Science (PhD RS) program provides training for future rehabilitation scientists who seek to discover, integrate, and apply knowledge to improve the health and wellness of people with health conditions and disabilities.

Overview

The doctoral program trains doctoral students to understand the theoretical bases of rehabilitation science, to identify areas in which theoretical foundations are still required, and to design and conduct research investigations aimed at answering those theoretical questions.

Research Areas

Interested applicants will include clinicians in the professions of rehabilitation medicine such as

  1. Occupational therapy,
  2. Physical therapy,
  3. Speech-language pathology, and audiology
  4. Physical medicine (physiatry and orthopedics),
  5. Biomechanical and electrical engineers with special interests in rehabilitation technologies and assistive devices
  6. Health care ethics, health policy, health systems, Indigenous health, rehabilitation and law, clinical service delivery and program management.

Admissions Procedre

An eligible applicant must meet all Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research (FGSR) requirements:

  1. A master’s degree or the equivalent of an honours BSc degree in a rehabilitation discipline or a related field;
  2. a minimum GPA of 3.0 on the University of Alberta four-point grading system or an equivalent standing from another recognized institution during the last two years of full-time study;
  3. acceptable scores on an approved test of competency in the English language (see full Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine policies and procedures manual for details);
  4. identified faculty member within the FRM who has agreed to supervise the applicant;
  5. three reference letters from individuals who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s academic and research potential and capabilities;
  6. a CV;
  7. a short description of the research interests you discussed with your potential supervisor.

Length of Program

The optimal time period for completion of the doctoral degree is four years.

Application Deadlines

Fall term: EXTENDED to June 1

Winter term: September 15

Quick Overview———————
Organization University of Alberta
Level Doctoral
Country Canada
Subject Area Rehabilitation Science
Fellowship Amount Varies
Eligibility Open for all nationalities
Deadline June, September

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