Our department facilitates high-quality education, research, and clinical services in the important field of rehabilitation medicine.


Physiatry Residency 

Our residents receive an outstanding training experience, gaining the skills and knowledge needed for careers in physiatry.



Our fellowship programs are designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in pain medicine and pediatric rehabilitation medicine.


Medical Student Clerkships

We have a wide variety of clerkships available for medical students throughout the year, with different lengths and focus areas. 

Program in Physical Therapy

The Program in Physical Therapy provides excellent student education, research, and service to the profession and the community.

Rehabilitation Science

The Graduate Program in Rehabilitation Science is training future scientists who meet the growing demand for experts in the field.


Neuropsychologists within our department apply the science of the brain's structure and function to address a variety of complex conditions.

Research Spotlight

Gillick Pediatric Research Laboratory

Gillick Lab patient

In the Gillick Pediatric Research Lab, Bernadette Gillick and her fellow researchers believe that children with cerebral palsy have the potential to influence their level of function throughout their lifetime. 

Learn more about the Gillick lab


Health Clinics and Surgery Center opens in February

The new 342,000-square-foot University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center opens for patients in February 2016. Once completed, it will serve as a catalyst for the expansion of excellent patient care and innovative research.

See location and parking info

News Highlights

  • Paula Ludewig, PhD, PT, and PhD Student Justin Staker will be receiving a $150,000 MN-Reach product development grant.
  • Rehabilitation Science graduate student Haiming Liu presented at the 2015 Graduate School Doctoral Research Showcase.
  • Cecilia Prudente, PhD, Neuroscience, played a key role in an illuminating study on the brain's motor control map.

More news and events

Celebrating 75 years

2016 marks the 75th anniversary of the Program in Physical Therapy and we could not be more excited! While we will celebrate throughout the new year, please save the date for our special celebration weekend, which will include our all-class reunion, on Sept. 16-18, 2016.