Program Requirements

To ensure uniformity of training, graduate students in the Neurological and Rehabilitation Sciences Training Program must participate in certain activities and receiving a passing grade in certain courses.  Specifically, the requirements for participation in the program are: 

Required Courses/Activities

  • Introduction to Clinical Research (GSMC 803, 1 credit hour, fall)
  • Clinical Rotations - five ½ days shadowing 
  • Translational Discovery Forum held 3 - 5 p.m. in 1001-1003 Beller Conference on the third or fourth Friday of every month (contact Ms. Tina Darrow at to be added to the e-mail distribution
  • Monthly trainee luncheon held 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of every month contact Ms. Lynn LeCount at to be added to the e-mail distribution)
  • Two (2) electives of the trainee's choice that meet the requirements for degree completion and that are appropriate topics for training in neurological and rehabilitaton sciences.  The elective course plan must be preapproved by the Training Program Internal Advisory Committee (to be coordinated through Dr. S. J. Enna at  A listing of recommended electives is provided below.

Recommended Electives

  • Introduction to Research Ethics (GSMC 856, 1 credit hour, fall)
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Neurological Disorders (NURO 848, 3 credit hours, spring)
  • Fundamentals of Biomedical Imaging (PHSL 838, 3 credit hours, spring)
  • Neurophysiology (PHSL 844, 3 hours, every other spring)
  • Advanced Neuroscience (PHSL 846, 5 hours)
  • On-line courses of General Principles in Pharmacology, Central Nervous System, and Autonomic Nervous System (PHCL 700 series, 1 credit hour each)
  • Neuroscience (PTRS 850, 4 hours)
  • Pathobiology of Human Function II (REHS 863, 4 hours)
  • Instrumental Analysis of Human Movement (REHS 970, 3 hours)
  • Advances in Rehabilitation Sciences (REHS 962, 3 hours)
  • Genetics and Neurobiology of Mental Disorders (ANAT 840, 2 hours)

General questions may be directed to Dr. Randy Nudo (


Last modified: Aug 03, 2015