Healthspan Promotion and Rehabilitation

The Department of Physical Therapy offers a Master of Science program in Healthspan Promotion and Rehabilitation. The program will provide students with state-of-art knowledge in research design, measurement techniques, advances in healthspan promotion and rehabilitation, and critical appraisal of the evidence needed to support contemporary clinical practice. Graduates of the MS in Healthspan Promotion and Rehabilitation will be prepared to become faculty members in academia, assume leadership positions in the clinical or community settings, and/or contribute to the development of a scholarly basis in healthspan promotion and rehabilitation. Areas of research focus on numerous aspects of healthspan promotion and rehabilitation, including chronic disease prevention through healthy lifestyle as well as neurological, cardiovascular, pediatric, and orthopedic rehabilitation. Both treatment effectiveness and basic underlying mechanisms will be addressed using quantitative and/or clinical measures.