The Master of Arts program in physical rehabilitation science is granted to students working toward the Doctor of Philosophy in physical rehabilitation science.
Graduates will be prepared for research appointments that emphasize research in rehabilitation science. They will possess:
- theoretical and scientific knowledge to perform basic, applied, or clinical-level original research that leads to scientific presentations, publication in peer-reviewed journals, and competition for extramural funding through scientific grant writing; and
- breadth of knowledge in exercise physiology, biomechanic, neuroscience, or motor control specialty areas as they relate to impairment, functional limitation, and disability.
The Master of Arts with a major in physical rehabilitation science is awarded to students pursuing knowledge about the underlying science of rehabilitation. The M.A. degree does not prepare students to practice physical therapy. Students often work toward the Doctor of Philosophy in physical rehabilitation science with the goal to promote scholarship in the field. See the Ph.D. in physical rehabilitation science in this section of the Catalog.