The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School is committed to providing education across the training spectrum, including physical therapy doctoral programs, rehabilitation science master's and doctoral degree programs, residency and fellowship training and more.

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The University of Minnesota Medical School offers a range of medical student clerkships in the field of physical medicine and rehabilitation. There are a variety of innovative clerkships available throughout the year, both in-person and virtual. Our courses focus on learner engagement, clinical experiences, interactive journal clubs, lectures, didactic education, and the importance of building relationships with faculty and residents. 


PM&R residents gain access to a comprehensive training program with real-world experience under the guidance of our top doctors, medical staff, and researchers to prepare for a career in physiatry. Residents will be equipped to be educators in a variety of settings including the patients they will treat, teams they will lead, and the community outreach programs.

rehab fellows

The Department of Rehabilitation Medicine offers ACGME-accredited fellowship programs that are designed to train future leaders in brain injury medicine, pain medicine, pediatric rehabilitation medicine and spinal cord injury medicine.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

The Division of Physical Therapy creates and integrates innovative research discoveries, education, and practice to develop scholarly, collaborative physical therapists and rehabilitation scientists who advance health care and disease prevention for diverse communities in Minnesota and beyond. 

Rehabilitation Science PhD Program

The Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program provides a high quality educational experience to train future researchers to meet the growing demand for scientists and faculty in rehabilitation science. The program's goal is to investigate the basic mechanisms and treatment approaches to maximize treatment effectiveness and minimize progression of dysfunction. 

dpt joint degree
DPT/PhD Joint Degree

Our joint degree program offers an opportunity to combine their entry-level Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) preparation and their PhD preparation in Rehabilitation Sciences.

Adult Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Program

The Adult Clinical Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Residency program is two years of full-time formal training with appropriate clinical, research, and didactics components.