During the graduate year Ithaca College physical therapy students complete a clinical research project working with faculty and clinicians.
All the projects are driven by current controversies and health issues applicable to rehabilitation. The projects vary from quantitative biomechanics studies to qualitative studies of attitudes and beliefs.
The projects are largely the work of students working collaboratively with faculty. Graduate student projects are presented at an annual symposium in Rochester, NY, that draws between 50 and 100 Rochester area clinicians as well as faculty, students, parents, administrators and subjects that participated in the projects.
A limited number of undergraduate students also participate in some research and other special interest independent study activities during their senior year.