Department: Physical Therapy

Combined Doctor of Physical Therapy/PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences

The Physical Therapy & Athletic Training department offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy/PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences (DPT/PhD) Program for students with exceptional academic promise and strong motivation for a career in research. The program combines clinical training toward the DPT degree with PhD research training in the Rehabilitation Sciences. This combined degree program gives students […]

Serge Roy, ScD, PT

Research Interests Developing EMG system applications  for research into normal and disordered muscle function Developing wearable sensor systems for voiceless communication and automated monitoring of movement disorders Assessing motor unit firing properties during isometric and dynamic contractions Professional Memberships International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (ISEK) American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) American Institute for Medical […]

Combined Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training/Doctor of Physical Therapy

We are no longer accepting freshmen or transfer students into this program. Our professional program in athletic training has transitioned to a master’s degree. We are excited to announce the transition of our athletic training program from the bachelor’s degree to the master’s degree level, a change that will soon be required for all athletic […]

Dongmin Kwak, PhD

Scholarly, Research, and/or Practice Interests Dongmin Kwak, PhD, studies the pre-clinical index of frailty for mice and senescence in aging skeletal muscle. Previously, he researched novel molecular mechanisms by which dimethylarginine dimethylaminohydrolase 1 dysfunction contributes to development pulmonary arterial hypertension and heart failure.

Post-Professional Programs

Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency Program If you are a licensed physical therapist, the Neurologic Residency program provides an opportunity to elevate your level of clinical practice, propel your career forward and become a leader in the physical therapy profession. This APTA credentialed residency program is a partnership between Boston University, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, […]

The Ryan Center’s Dr. Doug Comeau Weighs in on the Fitness App Craze

(January 9, 2018) Dr. Doug Comeau quoted in “Fitness Apps Don’t Stave off Obesity,” Boston Herald interview. Expert quote:  “People used to play pick-up basketball, and instead they play video games now. The reason they have this app craze is so people can get off couch, because people are on their phones and the culture has […]