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The curriculum consists of 78 credits requiring a minimum of four years of full-time effort.  All students must complete 21 credits of core courses, 27 credits of concentration courses, and 30 credits of dissertation research.  Up to 18 credits will be considered  for transfer credits if the candidate holds a graduate degree. 

The doctoral program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (HRS) uniquely  positions graduates to carry out independent research making contributions in a variety of complex health issues that span the branches of translational research. It allows students to personalize their studies in one of three concentrations:

Behavioral and Community Health 

Behavioral and Community Health uses models of behavior in research to focus on policy questions that range from community health to national health concerns related to clinical practice and patient and societal well-being. Students are expected to have a background in a social science and/or public health, statistics, and quantitative methods.  
For more information contact Dr. Sue Ann Sisto at sue.sisto@stonybrook.edu.

Rehabilitation Movement Sciences

Rehabilitation Movement Sciences considers movement analysis across the lifespan and disability groups. It will examine body function/structure and activity to potentially enhance physical and psychosocial functioning.  Students are expected to have a background in gross anatomy, human physiology, neuroscience, kinesiology, and biomechanics.  
For more information contact Dr. Sue Ann Sisto at sue.sisto@stonybrook.edu.

Disability Studies

Disability Studies considers disability as a range of unique social identities and experiences that are shaped by visible or invisible diagnoses or  impairments, socio-cultural perceptions and environmental barriers. Students are expected to have a background in disability studies through coursework or scholarly activity. 
For more information contact Dr. Sue Ann Sisto at sue.sisto@stonybrook.edu