Ph.D. in Health & Rehabilitation Science New Student Guide

Welcome. On behalf of our faculty and staff, we welcome you to the Health & Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. program. We are pleased to have you join our community here in the College of Health Professions. We recognize that getting started on this journey can be a bit overwhelming. Peruse these resources to become familiar with upcoming deadlines, procedures to get you established in the MUSC community, and more. If you have any questions, or problems getting started, don’t hesitate to call us. Again, congratulations, and we look forward to seeing you very soon.


Jesse Dean, Ph.D.

Co-Director Health & Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. Program

Sara Knox headshot

Sara Knox, PT, DPT, Ph.D.

Co-Director Health & Rehabilitation Science Ph.D. Program

New Student Information:

MUSC Accounts (NetIDs) for new students will be assigned 45 days from the first day of class. You will receive a notification email with activation instructions once this has occurred.  With your NetID you will be able to access the CHP New Student Orientation (online). This online orientation will guide you through many new student "to-dos" and prepare you for your on-campus orientation and the start of coursework.  More details regarding access will come via email.

In the meantime, you can review the authorship information below.  Other requirements and new student information will be distributed directly from various MUSC departments, the program, and your mentor as your start term approaches.

Authorship Guideline Form (PDF)
Please read these articles prior to orientation, sign and return the form to the program prior to your first day.

Article 1: The Culture of Authorship (PDF)

Article 2: Guide to Determining Authorship Credit & Order (PDF)

ADA Resources