clinical research training

Ph.D. Program

Master's Program

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How Do I Apply?

The doctoral degree program in Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Health Sciences (CTRH) is a cutting-edge and accelerated Ph.D. program designed for clinicians with a post-baccalaureate degree interested in translational and clinical research training. The doctoral program builds upon your clinical degree and expertise with rigorous training in translational research with a unique emphasis in rehabilitation disciplines, including pathokinesiology, neuroscience, motor control, exercise physiology and sports medicine. You will conduct original research and graduate with a specific area of expertise as well as a core of interdisciplinary knowledge in rehabilitation science. You’ll leave Marquette prepared to impact the rapidly emerging field of rehabilitation health science as a researcher, faculty scholar or advanced clinician.

Students gain extensive clinical and translational research experience in the Exercise, Rehabilitation and Movement Disorders Research Center housed within the Exercise Science Program and Department of Physical Therapy. Movement disorders cross age, gender and all ethnic boundaries and include populations with multiple sclerosis, post-traumatic stress disorder, traumatic brain injury, stroke, cancer survivors, pediatric obesity, cardiovascular diseases and chronic pain syndromes. Research in these areas includes the use of electromyography (EMG), motion analysis, biomechanics, isokinetic dynamometry, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), body composition, bone mineral density, diagnostic ultrasound and acute and chronic exercise training to explore mechanisms of dysfunction and develop theories for restoring function in people with movement disorders.

The Program

Immerse yourself in a clinical and translational research curriculum that consists of:


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Marquette University Program in Physical Therapy
Schroeder Complex, 346
P.O. Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881
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