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Academic Programs – Psychobiomechanics & Postural Therapy

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPY IN PSYCHOBIOMECHANICS AND POSTURE THERAPY

This program allows an opportunity for students to pursue a doctorate in an individualized program, drawing from the University’s curriculum in Psychobiomechanics and Posture Therapy. The Psychobiomechanics and Posture Therapy Doctoral Degree is designed to provide participants with the skills necessary to become a successful and certified holistic therapist. Students will integrate biomechanics, posture analysis, therapy and psychology to create a holistic form of treatment. They will study the areas of psychobiomechanics, exercise physiology and posture correction, sport and exercise psychology, motor control and learning, and well as the connection between posture and personality. Students will learn how to run a successful practice upon completion.

PREREQUISITES:
A Master of Arts degree in addition to specific prerequisite courses which must be completed in the first year of study.

REQUIREMENTS:
The Doctor of Philosophy degree requires the completion of 95 quarter units at the doctoral level. Students are required to write and defend a Ph.D. Dissertation (10 units), including an Oral Qualifying Exam and Final Oral Defense. Successful passage of the Ph.D. Comprehensive Exam is also required.