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Rehabilitation Sciences PhD

The Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science

This program is designed to include many of the rehabilitation professions and offers opportunities for qualified clinical professionals to prepare for careers in independent research, teaching, and administration. It is the goal of this program to prepare graduates who will provide vision and direction for the integration of the rehabilitation professions; advance the theory and practice of rehabilitation science through research; and acquire and integrate knowledge related to the social and basic medical sciences.

Areas of study in the doctoral degree program:

  • Rehabilitation Science and Religion (30-42 quarter units),
  • Advanced Courses in Content Area (6 quarter units)
  • Electives (36-48 quarter units), and
  • Research and Dissertation (36 quarter units) for a total of 80 quarter units beyond the master's degree

The Rehabilitation Science core has three domains:

  • Rehabilitation Science and Loma Linda University Values
  • Leadership
  • Education

Students are expected to complete appropriate courses in the basic science areas needed to form a foundation for their research area. The program includes both written and oral comprehensive examinations before admission to candidacy and a presentation and oral defense of a dissertation resulting in at least one to three publishable papers.

PROGRAM 
There are three core areas of study in the doctoral degree program: Rehabilitation Science and Religion (38 quarter units), Advanced Courses in Content area (6 quarter units)  and Research and Dissertation (36 quarter units) for a total of 80 quarter units beyond the bachelor's degree. The Rehabilitation Science core has three domains: . Rehabilitation Science and Loma Linda Values, Leadership, and Education. Students are expected to complete appropriate courses in the basic science areas needed to form a foundation for their research area. The program includes both written and oral comprehensive examinations before admission to candidacy, and a presentation and oral defense of a dissertation resulting in at least   two publishable papers.

For more information about our program see our Rehab PhD Student Handbook.

Admissions Requirements

To apply to the rehabilitation science, PhD program, the applicant must have the following:

  1. Professional licensure or certification in one of the rehabilitation science professions is required for admission to the program.
  2. The applicant must have a master's degree in an allied health profession area or a discipline related to rehabilitation science with a minimum GPA of 3.0 in academic and professional coursework.

A formal letter of support from a primary research faculty member whose research interests and availability match those of the applicant must be filed with the application.

Discipline Accrediting Agency

Loma Linda University is regionally accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC), 985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100, Alameda, CA  94501; telephone (510) 748-9001.

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Program Tuition Rates

Estimated Cost of Full-Time Attendance for 2017-2018 School Year

Tuition / Fees

Books / Supplies

Clinical

Living Expenses

Misc

Total

$19,300.00

$1,200.00

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$19,620.00 (Varies)

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$40,120.00

The cost of attendance varies from year to year. Please contact the office of Student Finance for up-to-date costs.

Tuition rates do not include books and supplies, personal living and transportation costs.
School of Allied Health Professions Tuition Rates

Program Contact

Dr Grennith Zimmerman

For further program inquiry, contact Dr. Grenith Zimmerman directly.

Dr. Grenith Zimmerman
Director of PhD Rehabilitation Sciences Program
(909) 558-1000-1-4, ask for extension 47667.
gzimmerman1@llu.edu