Curriculum

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I. REHABILITATION SCIENCES CORE COURSES (9 CREDITS)
RHB 701: Rehabilitation Sciences Theories and Applications through the Life Span (3 credits)
RHB 714: Critical Appraisal of Research in Rehabilitation Sciences (3 credits)
RHB 720: Research in Rehabilitation Sciences (3 credits)

    I. REHABILITATION SCIENCES PROFESSIONAL SEMINARS (4 CREDITS)
    RHB 770: Professional Seminar II: Introduction to Grant Writing (1 credit)
    RHB 770: Professional Seminar III: Issues in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (1 credit)
    RHB 770: Professional Seminar IV: Surviving and Thriving in Academic Culture (1 credit)
    RHB 770: Professional Seminar V and VI: Research Seminar* (2 credits)
    *
     (Students will be required to take RHB 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.) Students must choose 2 additional Seminars at 1 credit each for a total of 4 credits 

    III. RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES-(6-9 CREDITS)
    Students will be required to complete a minimum of 6 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 (12 CREDITS)*
    Students will be required to complete a minimum of 12 credits of coursework pertaining to their Area of Specialization.

    Area of Specialization 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. Students are encouraged to select courses that will assist them in developing the necessary expertise and skills to support their research agenda ultimately culminating in a dissertation.

    Communication Sciences & Disorders courses may be offered at all partnering institutions, Occupational Therapy courses are offered at Eastern Kentucky University, and Physical Therapy and Athletic Training 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.

    The vast academic and research resources of the university institutes and centers are available for student participation. Coursework can be bundled 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 coursework in their area of specialization. 

    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 Click Here
    To view the Public Health Global Health Certificate Click Here
    To view the Public Health Certificate in Biostatistics Click Here
    To view the Graduate Certificate in Anatomical Sciences Instruction Click Here
    To view the Certificate in Improving Healthcare Value Click Here

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    V. RESEARCH APPRENTICESHIP (6-9 CREDITS)
    RHB 789: Research Apprenticeship in Rehabilitation Sciences
    Students will be required to complete a minimum of 6 credits of coursework as a Research Apprenticeship.
    *(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 (2 CREDITS)
    RHB 787: Teaching Apprenticeship in Rehabilitation Sciences*
    Students will be required to complete a minimum of 2 credits of coursework as a Teaching Apprenticeship.
    *(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
    RHB 767: Dissertation Residency Credit (2 credits)

    TOTAL: 44 Credits

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    RHB PHD Curriculum for students interested in pursuing a DPT and PhD ONLY

    CourseMin CreditsMax Credits
    RHB 701 Rehabilitation Theories and Applications through the Life Span 33

    RHB 714 Critical Appraisal of Research in Rehabilitation Sciences 

    **Students should enroll in the spring of their 2nd year

    **The review/meta analysis written in this class can count towards credit in the PT program for research requirement

    33

    RHB 720  Research in Rehabilitation Sciences

      
    RHB 770 Professional Seminar I-Introduction to Grant Writing11
    RHB 770 Professional Seminar II-Issues in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education11
    RHB 770 Professional Seminar III-Surviving and Thriving in Academic Culture11
    RHB 770 Professional Seminar IV-Research Seminar11
    RHB 770 Professional Seminar V-Research Seminar11
    Research Methodologies69
    Area of Specialization **Transfer from DPT program min of 12 credits**  
    Research Apprenticeship69
    Teaching Apprenticeship22
    Dissertation44
       
    Total Credits  
    ***The total credits range assumes a minimum of 4 credit hours for the Dissertation Phase  
     2935
       
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