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Human Functioning and Rehabilitation Science, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
University rank #571 (QS) , VT,
The Human Functioning and Rehabilitation Science program offered by The University of Vermont examines relationships among biomedical and psychosocial factors to develop interventions that can improve the health and well-being of individuals with disabling conditions.


Students benefit from customized interdisciplinary research and teaching opportunities and gain a broad understanding of the ways health science impacts the functioning of individuals and society. The program’s dynamic-systems approach to evaluate functioning in individuals with disabilities and develop interventions to enhance health is modeled after the World Health Organization’s International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.

The Human Functioning and Rehabilitation Science program offered by The University of Vermont prepares graduates for opportunities that include postdoctoral fellowships, faculty appointments, or leadership careers in health sciences, sports and bioengineering, industrial health and wellness or health care. Opportunities to engage in research to improve outcomes for patients with chronic conditions and disabilities are part of the program.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Designing Clinical & Translational Research

  • Analyzing Clinical & Translational Research 

  • Topics & Measurement of Human Functioning and Rehabilitation Science

  • Policy Health and Health Policy

  • Multivariate Analysis of Clinical & Translational Research

  • Applying the ICF Model to Human Functioning & Rehabilitation

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL iBT ® score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • General application and associated fee
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Official transcripts of all colleges attended
  • Statement of purpose
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) for non-U.S. residents

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39160 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    39160 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39160 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • In-State

    16768 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16768 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Burlington

  • 1269 - 1890 USD/month
    Living Costs

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