The Doctor of Philosophy degree program in Allied Health Sciences was designed to promote knowledge across disciplines and informed collaboration among disciplines while promoting research in an area of specialization. Graduates are prepared to assume research faculty positions, particularly in allied health academic programs. At this time, specialization in Rehabilitation Sciences is available, with emphases in aging, biomechanics, cancer, musculoskeletal conditions, stroke or pediatrics.
An internationally prominent faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and new technology combine to make the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center a leader in education, research and patient care. One of only four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional schools, the OU Health Sciences Center serves approximately 4,000 students on the Oklahoma City and Tulsa campuses.
The OU Health Sciences Center serves as the state's training facility for physicians, biomedical scientists, nurses, dentists, pharmacists, and a wide range of allied health and public health professionals. Located one mile south of the State Capitol, the OU Health Sciences Center is the cornerstone of the 300-acre Oklahoma Health Center, a complex of 30 public and private health care institutions.
Graduates of the PhD program will be expected to demonstrate competence relative to the following goals:
- Understand core content in theories and models of rehabilitation, disability and/or assistive technology that underpin rehabilitation sciences
- Understand the unique role and contribution to rehabilitation sciences of his/her entering discipline (e.g., physical therapy, occupational therapy, biomedical engineer)
- Design and implement innovative research relevant to rehabilitation sciences with in-depth, state of the science, content in basic, clinical, social, medical and/or engineering sciences
- Conduct and disseminate original research in rehabilitation sciences
- Effectively teach and evaluate content in an area of expertise reflecting a rehabilitation science perspective
Department of Allied Health Sciences
College of Allied Health
The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1200 N Stonewall Avenue, Room 3092
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1215
Hongwu Wang, PhD
Director of PhD Program
Phone: (405) 271-2131
Fax: (405) 271-2432
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