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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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 ... Read more

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. Read less
PhD
01 Jan 2020
Full-time
Part-time
15 Oct 2019
English
Campus
Online
 
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 ... Read more

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. Read less
PhD
01 Aug 2020
Part-time
01 Aug 2020
English
Online
 
Mercy College
Dobbs Ferry, USA + 4 More

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 ... Read more

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. Read less
PhD
09 Sep 2020
Full-time
10 semesters
English
Campus
 
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. Read less
PhD
08 Jan 2020
Full-time
42 months
English
Campus
 
Palacky University
Olomouc, Czech Republic

The doctoral study programme in kinantropology focuses on study and research in the field of adapted physical activity according to the preferences of each individual post-gra ... Read more

The doctoral study programme in kinantropology focuses on study and research in the field of adapted physical activity according to the preferences of each individual post-graduate student. Read less
PhD
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
30 May 2017
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 ... Read more

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. Read less
PhD
01 Oct 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
4 years
30 Apr 2019
English
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

Students participating in the Doctoral programme will be required to write and present a research thesis.

Students participating in the Doctoral programme will be required to write and present a research thesis. Read less
PhD
01 Jan 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
University of Nicosia
Nicosia, Cyprus + 1 More

The Physiotherapy Program of the University of Nicosia offers the PhD in Physiotherapy which is aimed at students wishing to specialize in research subjects of modern physioth ... Read more

The Physiotherapy Program of the University of Nicosia offers the PhD in Physiotherapy which is aimed at students wishing to specialize in research subjects of modern physiotherapy including Clinical Biomechanics. Read less
PhD
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
Part-time
3 years
Greek
Campus
 
Bond University
Robina, Australia

The Doctor of Physiotherapy* (DPhty) program offers an innovative problem based learning model of physiotherapy education to prepare entry level physiotherapists for their rol ... Read more

The Doctor of Physiotherapy* (DPhty) program offers an innovative problem based learning model of physiotherapy education to prepare entry level physiotherapists for their roles and Read less
PhD
01 Jan 2020
Full-time
108 weeks
English
Campus
 
Briar Cliff University
Sioux City, USA

Within a Catholic Franciscan University, with a tradition of service, caring and openness to all, broad intellectual background with career development, and encouragement of g ... Read more

Within a Catholic Franciscan University, with a tradition of service, caring and openness to all, broad intellectual background with career development, and encouragement of growth in self-awareness and in one’s relationship to others and to God, the mission of Briar Cliff University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is to pursue academic excellence in preparing the next generation of physical therapists to practice autonomously and respond to patient and societal needs of the region, including the underserved, by restoring, maintaining, and promoting optimal movement, activity participation, and wellness of clients. Read less
PhD
01 Sep 2020
Full-time
3 years
English
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 ... Read more

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. Read less
PhD
01 Jan 2020
Full-time
3 years
01 Oct 2019
English
Campus
 
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. Read less
PhD
01 Jan 2020
Full-time
Part-time
15 Oct 2019
English
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. Read less
PhD
01 May 2020
Full-time
9 semesters
15 Oct 2019
English
Campus
 
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 ... Read more

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. Read less
PhD
01 Jan 2020
Full-time
3 years
14 Oct 2019
English
Campus