Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Program – PhD (PMR)

Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Program – PhD (PMR)

Thank you for your interest in our post professional online Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation degree program. Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can. We invite you to contact NUMSS registrar (admissions@numss.us) and ask us any questions you may have. All Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation classes are online & in English. The video lectures are available on-demand online through internet or they may be watched on a TV screen by using a portable hard drive that could be shipped to students. Students from every corner of the world are eligible to apply and study at the comfort of their homes. However students who wish to practice practical techniques under supervision of a clinician have the choice of attending the optional week long practical techniques review at Madrid, Spain or Panama City one week per semester. The practical lab is not part of the post professional PhD (PMR) program and students can graduate without attending the lab. Attendance is not mandatory.

Why Study Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation?

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is a branch of medicine devoted to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of neurologic, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular, pulmonary and other disorders that may produce temporary or permanent impairment and associated functional disability. Health practitioners who specialize in physical medicine & rehabilitation (such as physiotherapists & physical therapists, osteopaths, osteopathic manual practitioners, chiropractors, manual therapists, physicians, athletic trainers, athletic therapists, naprapaths, and occupational therapists) provide care for a broad spectrum of disorders including multiple trauma, brain injury, spinal cord disorders and injuries and stroke. They also focus on restoring function to people with problems ranging from physical mobility limitations to those with complex cognitive impairments. These health care professionals treat patients of all ages, primarily in three areas of medical care:

  1. Musculoskeletal injuries and acute and chronic pain syndromes, which include the diagnosis and treatment of sports and work injuries, back and neck pain disorders and degenerative conditions such as arthritis.
  2. Rehabilitation for severe impairments and functional limitations, which includes developmental disorders, multiple trauma, spinal cord injuries, traumatic and acquired brain injuries, cancer, stroke, amputations, multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders.

Why Choose to Study Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at NUMSS (USA)?

Because National University of Medical Sciences (USA) offers the most affordable online on-demand PhD program in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. This post professional program is ideal for the working health professionals such as physical therapists, chiropractors, physicians and manual osteopaths as they will have the flexibility to study at the time they wish without leaving home. As there is no need to attend a classroom, they can watch the lectures at the comfort of their homes. Students from anywhere in the world can earn a PhD in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS (USA) post professional PhD program tuition is kept low to make the program affordable to all students.

Admission Prerequisites

NUMSS (USA) post professional PhD program in physical medicine and rehabilitation is available only to health professionals in the field of physical & manual medicine such as physiotherapists and physical therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, osteopaths, naprapaths, athletic therapists, athletic trainers, & occupational therapists.

PhD (PMR) Curriculum

This PhD program is not available for category 1 and 2 students. The program for category 3 students (physiotherapists & physical therapists, chiropractors, physicians, athletic therapists, athletic trainers, occupational therapists, osteopaths) is one year (2 semesters) full time.

Curriculum for the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (1 year FT, 1280 hours total 640 hours per semester)

1st Year(1st Semester) 1st Year(2nd Semester)
MT 101 Manual Medicine- Techniques LD 202 Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis
MS 301 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Skills SN 401 Sports Nutrition & Weight Loss Management
OC 301 Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation – Clinical Management TE 102 Therapeutic Joint Specific Exercises
CE 402 Clinical Ergonomics PT 301 Physiological Therapeutics
RX 401 Principles of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging PA 301 Lower Limb Patient Assessment
TP 102 Orthopedic Taping Techniques FC 302 Pathomechanics and Foot care
FA 101 Fitness Assessment and Training TH 402 Research Project and Thesis
PL 101 Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid or Panama City) PL 102 Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid or Panama City)
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