Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences

PhD in Neuroscience & Movement and Rehabilitation Science

The PhD in Neuroscience with specialization in Movement and Rehabilitation Science (NUIN-MRS) program combines a solid training in fundamental neurobiology with training in basic quantitative methods for the development of the scientific knowledge base required for the construction of more effective rehabilitation interventions. Students in the NUIN-MRS program receive a broad education from cellular/molecular to systems neuroscience and are expected to approach the study of movement disorders in a rigorous and fundamental way whether the work is focused on basic, translational or clinical research.

Students interested in pursuing a career in Movement and Rehabilitation Science research with emphasis on quantitative methods and techniques are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds including physical therapy, occupational therapy and other health professions, exercise science, biomechanics, engineering, and the basic sciences. Prior research experience is highly valued in the admissions process.

Interested students need to apply directly to the Graduate School. Please see the Northwestern University Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) website for more information.

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