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14 PhD Degrees in Physiotherapy 2020

After completing a master’s degree, some students choose to obtain the highest collegiate degree. A Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) focuses on knowledge that students need for writing, researching and teaching. This type of degree often takes eight years to complete. What is a PhD in Physiotherapy? A PhD in Physiotherapy focuses on the science behind physical rehabilitation. Students in this p… Read more

After completing a master’s degree, some students choose to obtain the highest collegiate degree. A Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) focuses on knowledge that students need for writing, researching and teaching. This type of degree often takes eight years to complete.

What is a PhD in Physiotherapy? A PhD in Physiotherapy focuses on the science behind physical rehabilitation. Students in this program attend lectures, conferences and classes that focus on evidence-based methods of physiotherapy. Because this type of program is preparing students for a wide range of fields, they also do research and write papers to showcase their own findings regarding physiotherapy. At the end of the program, a student will typically be able to diagnose and treat physical impairments as well as educate future physiotherapists, patients or their families.

Taking this course is beneficial because students gain an intimate knowledge of exercises, motivation techniques, education methods, advocacy tools and equipment uses. A PhD in Physiotherapy can relate to sports medicine, geriatrics, pediatrics, orthopedics, cardiopulmonary and many other areas of medicine.

There are many different schools that offer this type of degree. Because of that, the cost varies greatly. It depends on the school, the country that the school is in and even if you are taking the course online or on campus, so you should always contact your school directly for this information.

With a PhD in Physiotherapy, you can gain a leadership role in physical therapy positions. You can also join research teams to develop new treatments or teach at a college level. You can work as a private physiotherapist, take on a not-for-profit role or work in the public sector. Once you have this degree, you have to decide if you would rather do research, teach or work with patients because you will have the opportunity to do it all.

Applying for the program is easy. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Palacky University
Olomouc, Czech Republic

The doctoral study programme in kinantropology focuses on scientific research and autonomous creative work in the field of research. The standard length of study for both form ... +

The doctoral study programme in kinantropology focuses on scientific research and autonomous creative work in the field of research. The standard length of study for both forms is 4 years -
PhD
Full-time
English
Campus
Charles University Second Faculty of Medicine
Prague, Czech Republic

The program of doctoral studies in kinesiology and rehabilitation is based mainly on Master's degree in medicine, physiotherapy, ergotherapy and other master’s or engineering ... +

The program of doctoral studies in kinesiology and rehabilitation is based mainly on Master's degree in medicine, physiotherapy, ergotherapy and other master’s or engineering disciplines. Their scientific knowledge is used in rehabilitation (eg biomedical and clinical technology, biomedical engineering, prosthetics, biocybernetics, robotics, and information technology). The proposed doctoral study program focuses on the objectification of physiological parameters of human motorial disorders, identify the causes of movement disorders and the possibility of therapeutic intervention. -
PhD
Full-time
4 years
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
Clarkson University Graduate School
Potsdam, USA

Clarkson is ideal for highly qualified and motivated students who want a career in physical therapy. As a physical therapist, you are a movement expert who diagnoses mobility ... +

Clarkson is ideal for highly qualified and motivated students who want a career in physical therapy. As a physical therapist, you are a movement expert who diagnoses mobility and pain-related disorders, prevents disease and disability, and prescribes exercise supported by hands-on techniques to optimize physical function. -
PhD
Full-time
24 - 36 months
English
24 Aug 2020
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

Our Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (ELOTD) is designed for students entering with a degree in a field other than OT.

Our Entry-Level Doctor of Occupational Therapy (ELOTD) is designed for students entering with a degree in a field other than OT. -
PhD
Full-time
9 semesters
English
May 2021
15 Oct 2020
Campus
George Washington University - School of Medicine and Health Sciences Online
Washington, USA

The online Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy is designed for licensed occupational therapists who hold a prior master's degree in any field. The program prepares you ... +

The online Clinical Doctorate in Occupational Therapy is designed for licensed occupational therapists who hold a prior master's degree in any field. The program prepares you to explore new specializations, develop occupational therapy curriculum, and lead within the field through both teaching and practice. -
PhD
Part-time
English
Aug 2020
01 Aug 2020
Online
Glasgow Caledonian University - The School of Health and Life Sciences
Glasgow, United Kingdom

The Doctor of Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) (DPT) is a full-time programme delivered using innovative teaching methods to assist and contextualise learning.

The Doctor of Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) (DPT) is a full-time programme delivered using innovative teaching methods to assist and contextualise learning. -
PhD
Full-time
42 months
English
Campus
Arcadia – College of Health Sciences
Glenside, USA

Developed and administered by Arcadia's Department of Physical Therapy, which is ranked in the top 10% in the nation, the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is fo ... +

Developed and administered by Arcadia's Department of Physical Therapy, which is ranked in the top 10% in the nation, the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is for licensed (or equivalent) physical therapists would would like to advance their degree. This part-time, fully online program that can be completed in 1 to 3 years. Students can start any semester, and most courses can be taken in any order. -
PhD
Part-time
English
Online
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, USA

PhD in Occupational Therapy - Occupational therapy is a vibrant health profession that involves the assessment and treatment of individuals whose ability to perform their dail ... +

PhD in Occupational Therapy - Occupational therapy is a vibrant health profession that involves the assessment and treatment of individuals whose ability to perform their daily occupations are threatened or impaired by developmental disability, physical disability, psychosocial dysfunction, sensory impairment, or the aging process. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry, USA

The Physical Therapy Program at Mercy College is committed to providing a unique opportunity for students with diverse backgrounds and social situations to pursue a doctoral d ... +

The Physical Therapy Program at Mercy College is committed to providing a unique opportunity for students with diverse backgrounds and social situations to pursue a doctoral degree in physical therapy. The Program is delivered in a weekend format and provides a setting for the motivated, self-directed student to utilize critical thinking and problem solving to incorporate theoretical knowledge into a variety of clinical and research applications. -
PhD
Full-time
10 semesters
English
09 Sep 2020
Campus
Bond University
Robina, Australia

The Doctor of Physiotherapy offers an innovative problem-based learning model of physiotherapy education to prepare entry-level physiotherapists for their roles and responsibi ... +

The Doctor of Physiotherapy offers an innovative problem-based learning model of physiotherapy education to prepare entry-level physiotherapists for their roles and responsibilities as first contact practitioners. This graduate-entry program integrates the clinical, pathological and related sciences with the physiotherapy knowledge, skills and professional behaviors and attitudes required to examine, diagnose and treat physiotherapy clients. -
PhD
Full-time
108 weeks
English
Jan 2021
Campus
Rocky Mountain College
Billings, USA

The Rocky Mountain College Occupational Doctorate Program is one of the first Montana-based occupational therapy doctorate programs in the state of Montana. As a post-baccalau ... +

The Rocky Mountain College Occupational Doctorate Program is one of the first Montana-based occupational therapy doctorate programs in the state of Montana. As a post-baccalaureate, entry-level professional doctoral degree, applicants must complete all the requirements for a bachelor’s degree prior to matriculation into the program. The total length of the program is 115 credit hours, 3.0 years (nine semesters). The curriculum includes two 12-week fieldwork experiences and one 16-week doctoral experience. -
PhD
3 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

The Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral (PPOTD) program at Tufts prepares occupational therapists to fulfill leadership roles that will make an impact on individua ... +

The Post-Professional Occupational Therapy Doctoral (PPOTD) program at Tufts prepares occupational therapists to fulfill leadership roles that will make an impact on individuals and groups in society and the world in such areas as health, functioning, wellness, and quality of life. Graduates of the program will be prepared to implement leadership projects and disseminate results. This program can be completed on a full-time or part-time basis and requires a total of 8 credits. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 5 years
English
Campus
Online
Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford, USA

The Post-Professional Master's degree is for registered occupational therapists with a bachelor's degree in OT.

The Post-Professional Master's degree is for registered occupational therapists with a bachelor's degree in OT. -
PhD
Full-time
Part-time
English
Aug 2020
Campus
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, USA

The Doctor of physical therapy program provides clinical, laboratory and research experiences with leading faculty, clinicians and researchers. UT Health San Antonio physical ... +

The Doctor of physical therapy program provides clinical, laboratory and research experiences with leading faculty, clinicians and researchers. UT Health San Antonio physical therapy graduates are fully prepared to treat individuals with disorders across all age groups, regardless of their condition, illness or injury. -
PhD
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus

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