Concentration Overview

Our students will prepare for careers as rehabilitation and movement science (RMS) research scholars through laboratory, clinic and community-based research experiences with our faculty mentors.

Areas of Focus

Graduate students in this concentration may focus on topics that include, but are not limited to:

  • Biomechanics
  • Motor control
  • Muscle physiology
  • Exercise and physical activity
  • Neurophysiology and neurorehabilitation
  • Movement analysis
  • Physiological biomarkers
  • Imaging
  • Outcome measure assessment


Students work with their research mentor(s) and committee to design and fulfill degree requirements within this concentration. Two regular (100 hours each) and one extended (200 hours) research laboratory rotations should take place in the department of RMS or in a RMS-approved research laboratory. This provides students with an opportunity to work in-depth on various research projects relevant to current RMS research areas.