Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences

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Success Story: Athletic Trainer Dr. Christopher Brown

Christopher Brown, PhD, LAT, ATC, CSCS, OPE-C, is a Clinical Assistant Professor and the Clinical Coordinator for the undergraduate Athletic Training and Doctor of Athletic Training programs at the University of Florida. After becoming an athletic trainer (AT), Brown enjoyed his teaching experiences while working at a clinic and decided he needed a doctorate to [...]

Becoming an Athletic Trainer Master Clinician

Athletic trainers (AT) have unique challenges they face as the profession shifts toward a higher degree as the career entry point. The AT profession is dynamic and requires individuals to be able to adapt, modify, and overcome issues to ultimately become master clinicians. But ATs are problem solvers, inventive, and interprofessional, as well as life-long [...]

The Rewards of Being an Athletic Trainer

March is National Athletic Training Month and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) is utilizing the month “to spread awareness about the important work of athletic trainers (AT).” To do our part we asked a few of our athletic training students in our Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences to share why they love being [...]

RMUoHP Represents at APTA’s 2020 Combined Sections Meeting

The American Physical Therapy Association hosted its annual Combined Sections Meeting (CSM), where over 18,000 physical therapists and other healthcare professionals gathered to learn, share research, network, and find resources. Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) was well represented with hosting a booth for prospective students and an evening reception for alumni, students, and [...]

Success Stories: Creating Meaningful Career Pathways – Athletic Trainer & Alumna Dr. Racheal Lawler

Racheal Lawler, PhD, ATC, was often told that there were things that she wouldn’t be able to do as an athletic trainer because she was a woman. But, that never stopped her from going on and getting things done. She has been an incredible force in the athletic training profession. Dr. Lawler says, “I [...]

Creating Your Own Dissertation Pathway

At Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students select and drive their own dissertation topic, relevant to their professional goals, and with the support of faculty and a dissertation committee. This learner-centered design, which abandons the tradition of supporting a faculty member’s research, allows students to develop diverse research skill sets [...]

Faculty & Alumni Reconnect at APTA Combined Sections Meeting

Guest Post by Stephanie Bentley, RMUoHP Alumni Relations Manager. Last week at the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Combined Sections Meeting in Washington, DC, alumni, students, and faculty gathered and networked at a reception hosted by the Alumni Association of Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP). More than 52 students, alumni, and faculty from [...]

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions Hosts Commencement Ceremony for 86 Doctoral Degree Candidates

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions (RMUoHP) celebrated 86 doctoral degree candidates of various healthcare specialties during its Friday commencement ceremonies. Dr. Richard P. Nielsen PT, DHSc, ECS, founding president of RMUoHP, began the proceedings by addressing the students, “John Wesley said, ‘Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In [...]

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