Doctoral Study Opportunities

Ithaca College Movement Analysis Laboratory Doctoral Studies in Collaboration with the University of Rochester

Mission: “Our mission is to train creative and skilled clinical scientist to advance physical therapy practice.”

Is this program a good fit for your goals/objectives?
This doctoral training is ideal for the practicing clinician who wants to extend their current training and expertise as a clinical scientist.  The focus of the training program on research design (core curriculum) empowers graduates to work collaboratively on a wide variety of clinically based studies.  The focus of the biomechanics training (cognate curriculum) empowers graduates to perform quantitative movement analysis studies.  This combination sets up graduates to perform studies that both document outcomes and explain mechanisms of how patients achieve these outcomes.  Graduates are expected to perform rigorous translational research that advances physical therapy practice. 

What are the strengths of this program?

  1. interdisciplinary team approach
  2. core classes
  3. cognates in biomechanics
  4. strong collaborators 

What are the Core Classes/Curriculum?
For details on the core curriculum and to apply to the program visit:

What are the Cognate Classes (Biomechanics)?

  • University of Rochester
    • BME 591 Fundamentals of Biomechanics (3 credits)
    • BME 483 Biosolid Mechanics (4 credits)
  • Ithaca College
    • PTMS - 53600 Quantitative Movement Analysis in Rehabilitation (3 credits)
    • PTMS - XXXX Advanced Lower Extremity Anatomy (2 credits)
    • PTMS - XXXX Instrumentation (3 credits)
    • PTMS - XXXX Advanced Orthopedic Biomechanics (3 credits) 

What is a typical plan of study?
View a sample plan of study 

Can you give some examples of recent collaborators?
List of Recent Research Collaborators and their Affiliations


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