UK College of Health Sciences

Rehabilitation and Health Sciences PhD Program

some facts about us

  • 8
  • $39M
    grant funding
  • 3.6
    average years to graduation

Rehabilitation and Health Sciences PhD Program

About the Program

The mission of the Rehabilitation and Health Sciences PhD Program is to fulfill a leadership role in addressing the rehabilitation and health needs of individuals in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond through research, education and service.

Students in the program have the unique opportunity to study with faculty from the different health professions offered in the participating institutions, such as athletic training, communication science and disorders, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistants and health services research, and take courses from faculty specialized in these disciplines.

Distance technologies are used to deliver some portions of the program, thus making it more widely accessible. However, all classes are taken in real time and the program is not offered online.

Why choose a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation and Health Sciences at UK?

The Rehabilitation and Health Sciences PhD 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.

The program includes 39 faculty and 45 full and part-time students from diverse backgrounds and a range of clinical and higher education experiences.