Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Thank you for your interest in our post professional online Physical Medicine degree program. Our Admissions department is eager to assist you in any way we can. We invite you to contact our admissions department and ask us any questions you may have concerning the program and its requirements. Most classes are taught online with weekly video lectures so learning can be done in the comfort of your home and at your own pace. However students must participate in practice practical techniques conference which is presented under the supervision of a licensed clinician. Every student in the program MUST attending a two day practical techniques review in Chicago. The practical lab is part of the post professional PhD program and students cannot graduate without attending the lab. Attendance is mandatory.

Why Study Physical Medicine?

Physical Medicine is a branch of medicine devoted to the prevention, diagnosis/evaluation and treatment of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders that may be acute, sub acute or chronic involving orthopedic, work, automobile or personal injuries. These injuries and other disorders may produce temporary or permanent impairment and associated functional disability. Health practitioners who specialize in physical medicine include physical therapists, chiropractors, manual therapists, athletic trainers, naprapaths, naturopaths, acupuncturists and occupational therapists). They provide care for a broad spectrum of disorders.

Musculoskeletal injuries and acute and chronic pain syndromes, which include the diagnosis and treatment of sports and work injuries, back and neck pain disorders, shoulder, elbow and hand conditions, knee, ankle and foot disorders, and degenerative conditions such as arthritis. Why Choose to Study Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at ACAM?

Why Choose to Study Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at ACAM?

The American College of Academic Medicine offers the most affordable online on-demand PhD program in Physical Medicine. This post professional program is ideal for the working health professionals as they will have the flexibility to study at their own pace without leaving their home. Students from anywhere in the world can earn a PhD at a affordable cost.


American College of Academic Medicine aims to provide affordable health education to everyone.


Application Fee: $250.00 (non-refundable)

Deposit to reserve space: $1,000 (non-refundable, however this amount is reduced from your first semester tuition)

Tuition for online Doctorate programs : $3,508 per semester ($7,016). Included with this tuition is an on-site practicum classes held in Chicago, official transcript, & degree certificate (shipping included).

Each semester must be paid in full for that semester before the first day of class. Students can pay the total program tuition in installments based on how many semesters they have. For example if they have two semesters in a program, then they can pay in two installments (one before start date of each semester). Tuition is non-refundable after the first day of class, or if a password and user ID has been issued to the student, no matter if the student has watched the video lectures or not.

All our registered students receive one official transcript per registered program, & one printed degree certificate suitable for framing (shipped at our cost).

Online students will attend a two day practical manual technique workshop/conference held in Chicago every year and will receive 6 CEU'S. The cost of the workshop is included in the tuition.

ACAM exam fees are included in tuition. There is no charge to write or re-write the exams. We have no hidden fees. A charge of $30 however for returned NSF checks


The following listed either have accredited The American College of Academic Medicine or accept ACAM students and graduates for membership. Please contact the organizations directly for more information.

American College of Physical Medicine
122 West St. Charles Road
Suite 1A
Villa Park, Illinois 60181

Admission Prerequisites

ACAM post professional PhD program in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation is available only to licensed healthcare professionals in the field of physical & manual medicine such as physical therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, osteopaths, naprapaths, naturopaths, acupuncturists, athletic trainers, manual therapists, and occupational therapists.

PhD Curriculum

This PhD program is one year (2 semesters)

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All students enrolled at The American College of Academic Medicine are prohibited from providing treatment, advice, or acting in a clinical manner, as it relates to a health profession for which he or she is not licensed or registered, with any person unless under the supervision and direction of a licensed clinician.

Each student enrolled at ACAM is strictly prohibited from practicing and/or holding himself/herself out as a healthcare practitioner unless he/she is indeed a healthcare practitioner.

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