Welcome to the Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Science

The PhD program in Rehabilitation Science is a specialized curriculum in orthopedics & clinical biomechanics. The curriculum is an interdisciplinary endeavor of the departments of Athletic Training, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.

Please review the details regarding our newly revised program. Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have regarding our program and for application materials.

Thanks again for your interest in our program.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the PhD program in Rehabilitation Science at Duquesne University is to prepare outstanding Orthopedic/Sports Medicine rehabilitation practitioners to become leaders in their respective fields as educators and scholars who are capable of completing and communicating unique independent research that contributes to the advancement of their profession.

Graduates of the program will be prepared to initiate a career in academia.

The Kristen L. McMaster's Biomechanics Laboratory

The Kristen L. McMaster's Biomechanics Laboratory, located on the second floor in the Rangos School of Health Sciences, is equipped with contemporary biomechanics research equipment including: two electromagnetic motion analysis systems, optical cameras, telemetry EMG, force plate, electrogoniometer, foot switches, pressure sensors, knee arthrometer, digital inclinometers and a custom built perturbation device.