Rehabilitation Science

Rehabilitation science is the systematic study of promoting, maintaining, or restoring human function, mobility, occupation, and well-being. Using basic and applied methods, the science is focused on phenomena at the level of the cell, person, family, community, or society to develop and evaluate theories, models, processes, measures, interventions, and policies to prevent, reverse, or minimize impairments, enable activity, and facilitate participation. By its very nature, rehabilitation science is multidisciplinary. 

The Rehabilitation Sciences Institute​ offers graduate programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy. To capture the full breadth of rehabilitation, the expertise of its faculty and the research of its students, Rehabilitation Science has identified six fields of study:

  1. Movement Science

  2. Occupational Science

  3. Practice Science

  4. Rehabilitation Health Services Studies

  5. Rehabilitation Technology Sciences

  6. Social and Cognitive Rehabilitation Sciences

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Degrees Offered

Rehabilitation Science - MSc, PhD

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​​ ​​​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​.
2. For more information on admission requirements, ple​ase review the program'​s SGS Calendar entry: ​​​

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Quick Facts

Domestic Students International Students
1. Application deadlines MSc-1-Feb-2016
2.Required tests in addition to English Language Proficiency. See below or visit MSc-n/a
3. Minimum GPA MSc-B+
4. Tuition fee -Please visit and refer to Domestic Fees.
-Please visit and refer to International Fees.
5. Direct entry option from bachelor's to PhD MSc-n/a
6. Is a supervisor identified before or after admission? MSc-Before admission
PhD-Before admission
MSc-Before admission
PhD-Before admission
7. If a supervisor is identified after admission (as per question above), is admission conditional upon securing a supervisor? MSc-Yes
8. Is a supervisor assigned by the graduate unit or secured by the applicant? MSc-Applicant
9. Program length (full-time only) MSc-6 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
MSc-6 sessions
PhD-4 years; 5 years direct-entry
​​1. All applicants must meet the School of Graduate Studies English Language Proficiency requirements​. 
2. For more information on admission requirements, please review the program’s SGS Calendar entry: