The Northeastern University PhD program in Human Movement and Rehabilitation Science prepares graduates to conduct independent and applied research creating new knowledge to restore and maximize human functional capacity and wellbeing across the lifespan. Today more than ever there is a strong global need for innovative and translational research to improve the quality of life of all people in our communities. The program emphasizes core competencies in motor control and motor learning, movement measurement and analysis, knowledge translation theory, and the use of traditional and emerging technologies to meet this global demand.
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This new doctoral program will prepare graduates to conduct independent (original) basic, translational, and applied research in Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences. The goal is to create new knowledge about neuromotor mechanisms and methods of restoring and maximizing human functional capacity and wellbeing across the lifespan. The program will emphasize core competencies in motor control and motor learning, movement measurement and analysis, knowledge translation theory, and the use of traditional and emerging technologies. The program will be based on the integration of core skills and concepts across the multiple disciplines that are associated with human movement and rehabilitation sciences, coupled with the acquisition of research methodology, analyses, and skill, and specialization within specific areas of human movement and rehabilitation research. Graduates of the program will be able to develop researchable questions, design rigorous methodology, analyze and interpret data, and disseminate finding. In addition, graduates will enhance new knowledge base in the field of human movement and rehabilitation
- Application fee – US $100
- Three letters of recommendation
- Transcripts from all institutions attended
- Personal Statement
- TOEFL or IELTS for applicants who do not hold a degree from a U.S. institution and whose native language is not English