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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 (PRVM 803, 1 credit hour, fall )
  • Clinical Rotations - five ½ days shadowing
    • This requirement is waived for MD/PhD trainees
    • Clinical Observation In Health Care For Bioengineers (GSMC 840, 3 credit hours, fall) may be substituted for Bioengineering trainees
  • Monthly trainee luncheon held 11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m. on the 3rd Thursday of every month coordinated by Jean Sunega (
  • Summer activities as announced
  • 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 rehabilitation 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 (PHSL 848, 3 credit hours, fall)
  • Neurophysiology (PHSL 844, 3 credit hours, fall)
  • Advanced Neuroscience (PHSL 846, 5 credit hours, summer)
  • Pharmacology of the Autonomic Nervous System (PHCL 762, 1 credit hour)
  • Pharmacology of the Central Nervous System (PHCL 764, 1 credit hour)
  • Neurologic Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation I (PTRS 852, 6 credit hours, fall)
  • Neurologic Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation II (PTRS 853, 6 credit hours, spring)
  •  Instrumented Analysis of Human Biomechanical Function (REHS 970, 3 credit hours, fall)
  • Introduction to Rehabilitation Science (REHS 864, 3 credit hours, spring)
  • Motor Control and Learning (REHS 884, 3 credit hours, fall)
  • Neurorehabilitation (REHS 886, 3 credit hours, spring)
  • Musculoskeletal Neurorehabilitation (REHS 887, 3 credit hours, spring)

General questions may be directed to Dr. Randy Nudo (


Last modified: Jul 26, 2018