Curriculum and Program Requirements

Predoctoral trainees are admitted by and receive a degree from established UF Ph.D. granting graduate programs. BREATHE graduate programs include:

Interdisciplinary Program in Biomedical Sciences — Neuroscience (IDP)

Rehabilitation Sciences (RSD)

Applied Physiology and Kinesiology (APK)

•Biomedical Engineering

Program Admission is based on GPA, GRE scores, letters of reference, educational accomplishments and interviews with training faculty. You can read more about the exact requirements by clicking on your program of interest. Once admitted into the graduate program, trainees choose an area for advanced study. Graduate students will be considered for a BREATHE fellowship after one year of training.

Postdoctoral trainees focus on research, with few formal course requirements except for courses on research ethics and the neuromuscular control of breathing and airway defense.

The program consists of an Individualized training plan. Each trainee will create a plan based on their background, experiences and research focus.

These plans consist of six components:
• Didactic program
• Seminars and journal clubs
• Plan to acquire needed technical skills
• Clinical training experiences
• Participation in conferences and networking opportunities
• A mentored research project