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The Department of Physical Therapy & Human Movement Sciences at Northwestern University has a global reputation for training new scientists in the field of movement and rehabilitation sciences, developing and implementing technology-supported therapeutic interventions and advancing rehabilitation science, including the quantification of movement disorders and clinical outcomes.

Faculty Labs

MRS Training Day

Join us on Friday, August 19, 2022 for the eleventh annual Northwestern Movement and Rehabilitation Science (MRS) Training Day, bringing together scientists and students across departments and programs to showcase Northwestern University's research advancements in MRS. In the past ten years, we have had successful meetings with almost 100 attendees representing diverse disciplines and institutions involved in MRS research.

MRS Event Page

Friday, August 23rd, 2019

Student Research Projects

We support our students' research efforts. View a sampling of research posters highlighting some of their projects from the past year.

Student Research

Virtual PTHMS Lab Tours for Engineering Students

See the lab facility spaces in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences. 

View Lab Tours

Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Career Development Program

The Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Engineering Career Development Program (IREK12) in Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences was created by a consortium of leading institutions in the field including Northwestern University, University of California at Irvine, the Medical University of South Carolina, and the University of Delaware, in partnership with Case Western Reserve University, Marquette University, the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Stanford University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill/North Carolina State University. The mission of the program is to recruit and train scholars with engineering and other quantitative backgrounds to become successful rehabilitation scientists in basic, translational and/or clinical research

For eligibility requirements or to apply online, please visit the IREK12 website:

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