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Health and Rehabilitation Science - Doctor of Philosophy

medicine.osu.edu/hrs/phd 206 Atwell Hall
453 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
phone: 614-292-1706
fax: 614-292-0210
email: HRSGraduateStudentServices@osumc.edu

The PhD program is open to allied health professionals who have completed a graduate degree. This degree can be:

  • MS in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)
  • Masters of Physical Therapy (MPT)
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • Masters of Science in Dietetics or another related graduate degree

For students with a bachelor's degree, the MS can be earned along the way in the pre-PhD pathway.

The program will prepare the student to excel in an academic career at a major university. Through a combination of coursework and practical experience, students will develop competencies in:

  • research methods, statistical techniques, and quantitative and qualitative analysis to develop and conduct research programs in health and rehabilitation sciences
  • college teaching, curriculum development and mentoring to enter university faculty positions
  • leadership and policy to advance health care and allied health professions