Rehabilitation Science, PhD

The PhD in Rehabilitation Science program at LSU Health Shreveport is committed to producing scientists and academic faculty equipped to face the challenges of modern educational and healthcare environments. The researched-focused degree is designed to transition clinicians to academia in order to meet the demand for research-trained faculty in rehabilitation science programs, such as occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology. The program’s mission is aligned with the overall LSU Health Shreveport mission to promote excellence in research, instruction, and clinical services in Louisiana.

As part of a major academic medical center, the opportunities for translational research are robust for the participation and contributions of rehabilitation scientists. The program offers collaborative opportunities for professionals to engage with others, such as biomedical engineers and basic scientists, to complete and disseminate original research and produce technologies that advance function, participation, and human performance in communities, work environments, and at play. 

Three Curricular Concentrations: 

  • Movement Science 
  • Neurocognitive Rehabilitation
  • Open Concentration


Program at a Glance

Degree: PhD
Format: Full & Part-Time
Program length: 4-6 years
Delivery: Hybrid (mix of online and onsite)
Credits: 58 hours (minimum)
Start term: Fall
Application: GradCAS


PhD Rehab Sci Department Office
Dr. Cory Coehoorn
(318) 813-2961

Student Admissions Office
(318) 813-2908


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Rehabilitation Science

Offering a Research based PhD Program