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Why Stony Brook?

Why is Stony Brook University's Ph.D. Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences right for you? 

  • We encourage students to apply whose backgrounds are from a variety of disciplines and fields of study.
  • We ask applicants to select a faculty member (mentor) who matches your interests.
  • You will develop an individual plan of study with faculty mentors
  • We offer three areas of concentration: Disability Studies, Community and Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation and Movement Sciences
  • Students accepted into the program will take all core courses together for the first year, regardless of the selected concentration, which emphasizes interdisciplinary interactions
  • The Interdisciplinary Classification of Function (ICF) Model is threaded throughout each course.  This means that your research activities will incorporate study, measurement and critical reflection on the concepts of body function/structures, execution of tasks or actions, and participation in life situations.
  • We expect research activity to span some branches of translational research environments e.g. basic science, applied research, clinical research, community-based participatory research, policy and public health/epidemiology.
  • We offer full scholarships and stipends to excellent candidates