The mission of the Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program is to fulfill a leadership role in addressing the rehabilitation needs of individuals in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond through research, education, and service. The program is designed to produce research and academic leaders in rehabilitation sciences for the professions of communication disorders, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and athletic training. The UK College of Health Sciences offers the program in collaboration with Eastern Kentucky University, Murray State University, and Western Kentucky University. Students in the program have the unique opportunity to study with professionals from all four disciplines and take courses from faculty from all four institutions. Distance technologies are used to deliver some portions of the program, thus making it more widely accessible.
The Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program at the University of Kentucky is among the few of its kind in the nation to grant a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Sciences and has one of the highest percentages of students graduating within five years at the university. Physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists and audiologists, and athletic trainers who have a master’s degree and are eligible for certification or licensure in one of the disciplines may apply for admission to the program. Students can choose from several areas of concentration to focus their research interests. Individuals not eligible for licensure will be considered on an exceptional basis.
Any student earning a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree must complete a minimum of 39 hours at the 300+ level. These hours are generally completed by the major requirements. However, keep this hour requirement in mind as you choose your course work for the requirements in the major. See the complete description of College requirements for a Bachelor of Arts degree in the Arts and Sciences section of the 2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin.
Total Credit Hours - 30
Complete 6 credit hours from the following list. Courses must be from two departments: ANT 160, ANT 225, GEO 152, GEO 160, GEO 161, GEO 162, HIS 104, HIS 105, PS 210, PS 235 (for a list of course descriptions please refer to the UKY Bulletin [6 hours]
Complete the fourth semester in one language AND two semesters in a second language or two additional semesters in the same language [6-8 hours]
Complete 12-15 hours in one theme from at least two different departments. The themes include: Culture and the Arts, Global Development and Comparative Politics and Societies. For a complete list of approved courses please refer to the UKY Bulletin [12-15 hours]
Complete 12-15 hours in one Area Concentration from at least two different departments. The Areas include: Africa and the Middle East, East South and Southeast Asia, Europe, Latin America, Russia and Eurasia. For a complete list of approved courses please refer to the UKY Bulletin [12-15 hours]
Capstone Senior Project
Total Hours - 42-44
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