The University of Kentucky, in cooperation with Eastern Kentucky University, Murray State University, and Western Kentucky University, offers a collaborative and interdisciplinary Rehabilitation and Health Sciences Doctoral Program.
For complete information, visit the Rehabilitation and Health Sciences Doctoral Program website.
To fulfill a leadership role in addressing the rehabilitation needs of individuals in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond through research, education, and service.
The Rehabilitation and Health Sciences Doctoral Program is designed to produce academic leaders in rehabilitation sciences for the professions of occupational therapy, communication disorders, physical therapy, and athletic training. Graduates of the program will be prepared to conduct rehabilitation related research, teach in higher education, direct discipline-specific educational programs, work in the rehabilitation services field, and collaborate with other professions on various issues related to rehabilitation.
Some courses are available via distance learning but the entire program may not be completed online. The curriculum is composed of:
- A required core in rehabilitation theory, research, & evidence based practice
- Advanced areas of specialization consistent with student’s discipline and clinical expertise
- Research apprenticeship
- Teaching apprenticeship
Occupational therapists applying for admission must have a minimum of master’s degree, be initially certified by NBCOT, and be eligible for licensure in occupational therapy.
Application deadlines for admission to the program are as follows:
- Fall Semester: admission June 1st
- Spring Semester: admission October 1st
- Summer: admission March 1st
See the UK Graduate School website for Graduate School application timelines.
For more information, contact:
Camille Skubik-Peplaski, PhD, OTR/L BCP FAOTA
103 Dizney Building
Eastern Kentucky University
521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40474
Esther Dupont-Versteegden, PhD, MSPT
Director of Rehabilitation Sciences Doctoral Program
University of Kentucky
Charles T. Wethington Building Rm. 210D
900 St. Limestone Avenue
Lexington, KY 40536-0200