Directory of Postdoctoral Programs

The postdoctoral programs listed provide opportunities for research and education post academic doctoral degree (ie, PhD) for physical therapists. These postdoctoral opportunities are housed in academic institutions that either have physical therapist degree programs or are associated with a physical therapist degree program.

The listing of postdoctoral programs may not be all inclusive as new opportunities are developed, funded, or because APTA has not been notified of an existing program. Additional information about these programs may be obtained by contacting the program director or contact name listed.

Disclaimer: Inclusion on this list of programs does not indicate approval or endorsement by APTA or the accreditation of these programs of study by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

California

University of California, San Francisco
Linda Noble (Haeusslein) PhD, Professor  
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
513 Parnassus Avenue, HSE 722
San Francisco, CA 94143-0110
Phone: 415/476-4850
Length of Program: Variable – 2-3 years typically
Funding Available: Yes
Teaching Opportunities: Yes
Research Opportunities: Yes

University of California, San Francisco 
Susanna Rosi, PhD, Associate Professor 
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
1001 Potrero Avenue
San Francisco General Hospital
Bldg #1, Room #0101
San Francisco, CA  94110
Phone: 415/206-3708
Fax: 415/206-4979 
Length of Program: Variable
Funding Available: No (slots full currently)
Teaching Opportunities: Yes
Research Opportunities: Yes

University of California, San Francisco
Richard Souza, PT, PhD, Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
185 Berry Street, Suite 350
San Francisco, CA  94107
Phone: 415/514-8930
Length of Program: Variable; 2-3 years typically
Funding Available: Yes
Teaching Opportunities: Not typically
Research Opportunities: Yes

Maryland

University of Maryland  
Monica Martinez, research coordinator
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
100 Penn Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410/706-1771
Program Name: University of Maryland Advanced Neuromotor Rehabilitation Research Training (UMANRRT) Program
Length of Program: 2 years
Funding Available: Yes
Teaching Opportunities: Yes
Research Opportunities: Yes

Missouri

Washington University School of Medicine
David R. Sinacore, PT, PhD, FAPTA, associate director of postdoctoral fellowships in physical therapy,
Professor of physical therapy and Professor of medicine
Program in Physical Therapy
4444 Forest Park Blvd
St Louis, MO 63108
Phone: 314/286-1423
Fax: 314/286-1410
Program Name: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Movement Science
Length of Program: 2 years, on average
Funding Available: Yes, T32 HD007434
Teaching Opportunities: Yes
Research Opportunities: Yes

Nebraska

Creighton University
A. Joseph Threlkeld, PT, PhD, director, Rehabilitation Science Research Laboratory
Debby Givens, PT, DPT, PhD, department chair
Department of Physical Therapy  
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, Nebraska, 68178
Phone: 402/280-5676; 402/280-5671
Fax: 402/280-5692
Program Name: Rehabilitation Science
Length of Program: 2 years
Funding Available: Yes
Teaching Opportunities: Yes
Research Opportunities: Yes

New Jersey

Seton Hall University
 Terrence Cahill, EdD, FACHE, chair, Graduate Programs in Health Sciences
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
Phone: 973/275-2449 
Fax: 973/275-2171 
Program Name: Graduate Programs in Health Sciences 
Length of the Program: 4.5-5.8 years, part-time 
Funding Available: Yes, 2 teaching assistantships
Teaching Opportunities: No
Research Opportunities: No

 Texas

University of Texas Medical Branch 
Beth Cammarn, administrator, Rehabilitation Sciences
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX 77555-1137
Phone: 409/747-1637
Fax: 409/747-1638
Program Name: Interdisciplinary Rehabilitation Research Training Program
Length of Program: 2-3 years
Funding Available: Yes
Teaching Opportunities: No (could be on individual basis)
Research Opportunities: Yes

Washington

University of Washington Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Deborah Kartin, PT, PhD
1959 NE Pacific Street
Box 356490
Seattle, WA 98195-6490
Phone: 206/598-5338
Fax: 206/685-1477
Program Name: University of Washington Advanced Rehabilitation Research Training
Length of Program: up to 2 years
Funding Available: Yes
Teaching Opportunities: Yes, some opportunities but not a focus of this program
Research Opportunities: Yes

Wisconsin

Marquette University
Paula Papanek, PT, PhD, director graduate program
PO Box 1881
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Phone: 414/288-6076
Fax: 414/288-5987
Program Name: Clinical and Translational Rehabilitation Health Sciences
Length of Program: 4 years
Funding Available: Yes
Teaching Opportunities: Yes
Research Opportunities: Yes

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