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University of Pittsburgh    
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
  May 26, 2024
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Pathokinesiology in Rehabilitation Certificate

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Undergraduate Rehabilitation Science Certificates

The undergraduate program in Rehabilitation Science offers undergraduate certificates for students planning to continue their education in rehabilitation science programs or seeking a concentration of courses in a particular rehabilitation science area. These certificates are designed to best prepare students for rehabilitation-related graduate programs; however, the certificates are not a requirement for application.

The undergraduate Rehabilitation Science certificates are listed below followed by the specific course requirments for each:

  • Assistive Technology in Rehabilitation
  • Pathokinesiology in Rehabilitation
  • Psycho-Social Issues in Rehabilitation and Personal Care


Completion of this certificate provides the student with an excellent background in the sciences related to normal and pathological motion. It often complements coursework offered in graduate programs such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, exercise science, kinesiology, and sports medicine. With minimal additional coursework (nutrition and fitness instruction), it also prepares students to take examinations for certification as a personal trainer or fitness expert, such as the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS®) offered by the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Total Certificate Credits: 25

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