Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2005

REHABILITATION SCIENCES

The Divisions of Communication Disorders and Physical Therapy at UK, in cooperation with Occupational Therapy and Communication Disorders programs at Eastern Kentucky University, and Communication Disorders programs at Murray State University and Western Kentucky University, offer a doctor of philosophy degree in rehabilitation sciences. This program has a unique interdisciplinary, inter-institutional emphasis for rehabilitation professionals in the disciplines of athletic training, communication disorders, occupational therapy, and physical therapy.

The focus of the program is to prepare academic leaders in Rehabilitation Sciences through interdisciplinary academic, clinical, and research experiences. The program is designed to prepare graduates to conduct rehabilitation-related research, teach at the university level, direct discipline-specific educational programs, work in the rehabilitation services field, and collaborate with other professions to provide leadership on various issues related to rehabilitation and health.

Admission Requirements

Individuals applying for admission must be eligible for state licensure or national certification in Communication Disorders, Occupational Therapy, or Physical Therapy. They must also have a master's degree and submit GRE scores, transcripts from all universities attended, a comprehensive resume, and three letters of recommendation. Students must apply to both the University of Kentucky Graduate School and the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program. An interview is strongly encouraged. Program application materials can be obtained from <www.mc.uky.edu/rehabsciences>.

Degree Requirements

Each candidate for the Ph.D. must pass a written and oral Qualifying Examination, submit and defend a dissertation based on original and significant research and satisfy the Graduate School requirements.

The courses expected of all students in the doctoral degree curriculum include the following:

Core Courses

RHB 701 Rehabilitation Theories and Application Through the Life Span 3

RHB 702 Rehabilitation Services in Health Care Systems and Delivery 3

RHB 770 Professional Seminar in Rehaibliation Sciences 6
(Must be taken for six semesters during the student's academic program.)

Research Methodologies

STA 671 Regression and Correlation 2

STA 672 Design and Analysis of Experiments 2

Electives 6

Area of Specialization

Three specialization tracks, Pediatrics, Aging and Adult Neurological Disorders, and Movement Dysfunction, are available for concentrated study. Discipline Specific Course Work in each of the three tracks will be offered through the Divisions of Communication Disorders at each of the partnering universities, Physical Therapy at the University of Kentucky, and the Department of Occupational Therapy at Eastern Kentucky University. In each track, students must complete the following requirements:

Rehabilitation Sciences Course Work 6

Professional Discipline Specific Course Work 9

Related Areas 9

RHB 787 Teaching Apprenticeship in Rehabilitation Sciences 2 (minimum)

Research Apprenticeship

A research apprenticeship is required for students. Minimum of 9 credits - individually designed based on student's past research experience.

RHB 789 Research Apprenticeship In Rehabilitation Sciences 1-4

RHB 769 Residence Credit for the Doctoral Degree 18

For Additional Information, contact:

Director of Graduate Studies
Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program
University of Kentucky
Charles T. Wethington Jr. Building
900 S. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536-0200

GRADUATE COURSES

RHB 701 REHABILITATION THEORIES AND APPLICATION THROUGH THE LIFE SPAN (3)

RHB 702 REHABILITATION SERVICES IN HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS AND DELIVERY (3)

RHB 710 NEUROPLASTICITY IN REHABILITATION (2)

RHB 712 PHARMACOLOGY IN REHABILITATION (2-3)

RHB 740 PEDIATRIC ASSESSMENT: NEONATES TO ADOLESCENTS (3)

RHB 742 INTERVENTION STRATEGIES: NEONATES TO ADOLESCENTS (3)

RHB 744 ADVANCED TOPICS IN MOTOR DEVELOPMENT (3)

RHB 749 DISSERTATION RESEARCH IN REHABILITATION SCIENCES (0)

RHB 750 AGING AND ADULT NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS: ASSESSMENT (3)

RHB 752 AGING AND ADULT NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS: INTERVENTION (3)

RHB 760 ASSESSMENT OF MOVEMENT DYSFUNCTION (3)

RHB 762 TREATMENT OF MOVEMENT DYSFUNCTION (3)

RHB 769 RESIDENCE CREDIT FOR THE DOCTORAL DEGREE (0-9)

RHB 770 PROFESSIONAL SEMINAR IN REHABILITATION SCIENCES (1-3)

RHB 787 TEACHING APPRENTICESHIP IN REHABILITATION SCIENCES (1-4)

RHB 788 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN REHABILITATION SCIENCES (1-3)

RHB 789 RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP IN REHABILITATION SCIENCES (1-4)

CD 661 PHONOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENT AND DISORDERS (3)

CD 706 ADVANCED AUDIOLOGICAL ISSUES IN PEDIATRICS (3)

CD 708 ADVANCED AUDIOLOGICAL ISSUES IN GERIATRICS (3)

CD 747 SEMINAR IN LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT IN CHILDREN (3)

CD 771 DYSPHAGIA (3)

CD 772 ADVANCED SEMINAR IN APHASIA (3)

CD 773 SEMINAR IN MOTOR SPEECH DISORDERS (3)

CD 774 SEMINAR IN ADULT SPEECH AND LANGUAGE (3)

CD 775 SEMINAR IN LITERATE LANGUAGE (3)

PT 606 PHYSICAL THERAPY IN LONG TERM CARE (3)

PT 705 SKELETAL MUSCLE PHYSIOLOGY AND ADAPTABILITY (3)

PT 754 SEMINAR ON MOTOR CONTROL (3)

PT 776 CURRENT ISSUES IN PEDIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY (3)

PT 778 CURRENT TRENDS IN NEUROLOGICAL PHYSICAL THERAPY (3)

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