Ph.D. in Rehabilitation and Movement Science
The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Rehabilitation and Movement Science program at Azusa Pacific University prepares graduates to practice as academic faculty and clinical researchers in the fields of rehabilitation and movement science. These graduates are guided by Christian principles and ethical values, and are critical thinkers and lifelong learners, supporting the global community and the rehabilitation and movement science profession as service-oriented practitioners. They promote excellence in patient care, are guided by a belief in human worth and dignity, and are dedicated to the optimization of human health and function.
|RMS 701||Foundations of Rehabilitation and Movement Science||3|
|RMS 702||Basic Biostatistics I||4|
|RMS 702L||Basic Biostatistics Lab||1|
|RMS 714||Interdisciplinary Topics Seminar I||1|
|RMS 710||Intermediate Biostatistics II||4|
|RMS 704||Research for the Rehabilitation and Movement Scientist||3|
|RMS 710L||Intermediate Biostatistics Lab||1|
|RMS 715||Interdisciplinary Topics Seminar II||1|
|RMS 705||Instrumentation and Outcome Measures||3|
|RMS 708||Literature Appraisal: Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis||3|
|RMS 707||Ethics in Education and Research||3|
|RMS 703||Teaching, Learning, and Assessment Theory and Methods||3|
|RMS 716||Interdisciplinary Topics Seminar III||1|
|RMS 711||Concentration Independent Inquiry I||3|
|RMS 712||Mixed Methods||4|
|RMS 713||Teaching Practicum||3|
|RMS 717||Interdisciplinary Topics Seminar IV||1|
|RMS 718||Concentration Independent Inquiry II||3|
|RMS 706||Leadership Theories Applied to Rehabilitation Education and Administration||3|
|RMS 709||Grant and Scientific Writing||3|
|RMS 719||Qualifying Examination and Research Prospectus||1|
|RMS 720||Dissertation I: Introduction and Systematic Review||3|
|RMS 721||Dissertation II: Methods and Research Proposal||3|
|RMS 749||Dissertation Continuation I 1||1|
|RMS 722||Dissertation III: Data Collection, Results, and Analysis||3|
|RMS 723||Dissertation IV: Discussion and Research Defense||3|
|RMS 750||Dissertation Continuation II 2||1|
If students do not successfully complete their research proposal at the end of RMS 721 Dissertation II, they must register for RMS 749 Dissertation Continuation I for 1 unit every term until it is successfully completed.
After enrolling in RMS 722 Dissertation III for one semester, and RMS 723 Dissertation IV for one semester, students must enroll in RMS 750 Dissertation Continuation II for 1 unit each semester from the time their research proposal is accepted until their dissertation is approved for ProQuest submission.
University graduate admission and program-specific requirements must be met before an application is complete (see Admission to the University). Program-specific application requirements are available online.
International students should contact Graduate and Professional Admissions for application procedures.
Program Learning OutcomesStudents who successfully complete this program shall be able to:
- Evaluate literature in rehabilitation and movement science.
- Disseminate research findings in appropriate venues to inform scholarship in the field.
- Design and implement ethical research which is innovative and methodologically sound.
- Provide servant leadership in their individual fields.
- Examine and apply theories and principles of effective pedagogy to deliver and assess student learning in their discipline.
- Apply principles of the Christian worldview to the science of education and research in their individual discipline.