Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program
I. REHABILITATION SCIENCES CORE COURSES (9 CREDITS)
II. REHABILITATION SCIENCES PROFESSIONAL SEMINARS (6 CREDITS)
* (Students will be required to takeRHB 770: Research Seminar during every spring they are enrolled in the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program. They will take this course twice for 1 credit and then will take it for 0 credits until degree is conferred.)
III. RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES-MINIMUM OF 10 CREDITS
Students will be required to complete 10 credits* of courses pertaining to research methodologies. Examples of such courses are:
STA 671: Regression and Correlation
STA 672: Design and Analysis of Experiments
EDS 633: Single Subject Research Design
NUR 791: Qualitative Research Methodologies
CPH 664: Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials
* (STA 570: Basic Statistical Analysis is a prerequisite for research methodology courses.)
IV. AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION-MINIMUM OF 15 CREDITS*
Students will be required to complete 15 credits of coursework pertaining to their area of specialization. These credits are divided into the following areas:
1. Professional Discipline-Specific Courses-6-9 Credits
Professional discipline specific coursework is an opportunity for the student to gain in depth knowledge of a topic of interest within their respective field or area. These courses may be take the form of independent studies and can be tailored to the student’s specific needs.
Communication Disorders courses may be offered at all partnering institutions, Occupational Therapy courses are offered at Eastern Kentucky University, and Physical Therapy courses are offered at the University of Kentucky. Distance education technology is used throughout the program and university to make core courses widely available; however, the program cannot be completed through distance education only.
2. Cognate Courses Outside of Own Discipline-6-9 Credits
The vast academic and research resources of the
university institutes and centers are available for student
participation. Students are encouraged to select cognate courses that
will assist them in developing the necessary expertise and skills to
support their research agenda ultimately culminating in a dissertation.
Coursework can be bundled in the cognate to provide a certification of
completion. Examples include certificates in
Clinical Translational Sciences (CTS), Statistics, and Developmental
Disabilities. Coursework pertaining to certificates of completion
can serve as part or whole of the cognate portion of their coursework.
To view the Clinical and Translational Sciences (CTS) Curriculum-Click Here.
To view the Graduate Certificate in Applied Statistics-Click Here
To view the Graduate Certificate in Teaching and College Learning-Click Here
To view the Graduate Certificate in Developmental Disabilities-ClickHere
To view the Public Health Global Health Certificate-Click Here
*(Students must take a minimum of 6 credits in discipline-specific courses and a minimum of 6 credits in cognate courses outside the student's discipline. The 3 additional credits may be within or outside the student's discipline.)
Examples of current students programs of studies based on areas of concentration in each of the four disciplines are provided by clicking on the links below:
V. RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP-MINIMUM OF 9 CREDITS
*(One apprenticeship will be completed with the student's committee co-chair. One apprenticeship will be completed outside of the student's discipline.)
VI. TEACHING APPRENTICESHIP-MINIMUM OF 2 CREDITS
*(Teaching requirements are individually designed based on the student’s past teaching experience.)
VII. DISSERTATION-2 CREDITS PER SEMESTER FOR A MAXIMUM OF 5 YEARS