This degree is an interdisciplinary program between the Departments of:
The Ph.D. in Rehabilitation and Movement Science is a collaborative effort among faculty in the areas of Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Physical Therapy, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. The purpose of the program will be to prepare rehabilitation and movement science scholars through a rigorous academic program that focuses on the development of teaching and research expertise in the applied science disciplines. This collaborative degree program uniquely addresses the multi-faceted nature of our current health care delivery system and prepares applied scientists to approach health and rehabilitation initiatives from an integrative rather than competitive perspective. The program encourages applications from individuals in rehabilitation and movement science fields such as physical therapy, exercise physiology, sports medicine, and physical medicine.
Program Admission Requirements
General University Admission Requirements
Suggested Application Deadline Dates
Applications are considered until all positions are filled.
See the VCU Bulletin for the most complete description of course requirements:
Graduate Program Co-Directors:
Dr. Ronald Evans (Exercise Physiology Track)
Dr. Sheryl Finucane (Neuromusculoskeletal Dynamic Track)