Research in Physical Therapy | Ph.D.
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NYU Steinhardt's post-professional Ph.D. program in Physical Therapy is for licensed therapists with a master's degree or who possess professional credentials to become licensed in the United States. The program emphasizes pathokinesiology research including the measurement of human motion and issues in motor control as they apply to people with physical disabilities. Our goal is to prepare researchers, scholars, and educators. The department's educational efforts are enhanced by its location in the midst of the most outstanding array of health and educational facilities in the country.
The Ph.D. degree program provides physical therapists with the opportunity to focus on applied research and post-professional study.
- Be an integral part of faculty-led research and field projects
- Full- and part-time study options
- Generous funding and mentoring program for full-time students, including full tuition and living stipend
The application deadline for the Ph.D. is December 1 (Fall admission only).
Recent Graduates and Their Dissertation Topics:
- Mark Archambault: A kinematic and kinetic analyses of the modern and stabilized-spine golf swings.
- Kevin Chui: A comparison of selected walking parameters between individuals with vestibular pathology and healthy individuals.
- Susan Garritan: Muscle performance in sedentary individuals with and without a history of chronic hypoxia.
- Menachem Kozol: Changes of kinematic parameters between self-selected and fast walking speeds of adults with post-stroke hemiparesis: magnitude and symmetry.
- Hen-Yu Lien: The effect of mental practice on modulating spinal motoneuron excitability of the soleus in healthy adults.
- Martha Macht Sliwinski: A comparison of dynamic stability between total hip arthroplasty individuals and healthy older adults during walking.
- Audrey Zucker-Levin: Gait speed and symmetry in individuals with unilateral trans-tibial amputation.
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