Rehabilitation Science Doctoral Program (RHSC) - A full-time program with complete funding
Clinical Science Doctoral Program (CLS) - A part-time non-funded program for clinicians
Joint DPT/PhD Program
For students interested in combining clinical Physical Therapy education (DPT) with research in Rehabilitation Science, we offer a joint degree program. Qualified participants spend the first two years of the program working with the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program with an offer to move directly into the PhD Program in Rehabilitation Science. The program takes between 6 and 8 years and graduates receive both DPT and PhD degrees. For more information on the joint program, please contact: Kenton Owsley
The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program (DPT) is a separate post-baccalaureate degree offered by the CU Physical Therapy designed to train physical therapists and prepare them to take the national licensure examination. This is a separate program from the PhD program. For more information about the DPT program, please visit their website here: cuphysicaltherapy.org
Colorado is home to one of the fittest populations in the US. What are all these people doing to stay active and healthy? Just about any outdoor activity you can think of, including skiing, boarding, hiking, biking, kayaking, camping and climbing.
The Rocky Mountains are just minutes away and offer an amazing diversity of mountain peaks and valleys, forests and rivers, as well as old mining and ghost towns. Denver also offers outstanding diversity in culture, music, nightlife, food, art and architecture along with major professional sports teams including football, baseball, hockey, soccer and basketball.
The Denver metropolitan area boasts more days of sunshine than San Diego while staying cool and comfortable on summer evenings. In the spring and fall, Denver is particularly delightful as beautiful wildflowers and foliage abound. Winters in the city are snowy yet mild; however, if you like to participate in winter sports, a short drive into the mountains provides a wonderland of opportunities.