Departmental Research

This degree is offered jointly by the Departments of Physical Therapy and Kinesiology at Temple’s College of Public Health. Faculty research emphases within the departments include

  • ambulation,
  • balance,
  • biomechanics,
  • concussion science,
  • health and patient-reported outcomes,
  • learning health systems,
  • low back pain,
  • movement disorders,
  • musculoskeletal disorders,
  • motor control and learning,
  • pediatric cerebral palsy,
  • pediatric spinal cord injury,
  • shoulder pain,
  • stroke rehabilitation, and
  • virtual reality rehabilitation.

Learn more about research in the Department of Physical Therapy and the Department of Kinesiology.

Potential Program Mentors

Visit the College of Public Health website for a full list of graduate faculty.

The Neuromotor Science Research Consortium

The Neuromotor Science Research Consortium is a state-of-the-art facility that incorporates a number of interdisciplinary research laboratories that investigate a range of basic and clinical issues in human sensorimotor neuroscience.

Students collaborate with faculty and postdoctoral fellows in a common space that promotes interaction and provides a rich scientific atmosphere. State-of-the-art technology features several motion capture labs, a split belt treadmill and virtual reality immersive environments.  

The NMS Research Consortium includes the following labs.

Research in Temple’s College of Public Health

The College of Public Health is one of the most research-active colleges at Temple University. Research at the college is multidisciplinary and spans both discovery and translation.

Temple is an R1 institution of “highest research activity” as designated by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, placing it in the top 4% of all four-year educational institutions in the nation. Temple’s research enterprise distinguishes itself through its focus on community, and by using advances in technology to make a positive impact on people’s lives.