The M.Sc. Rehabilitation is a post-graduate research-based Master’s program open to graduates of four-year Baccalaureate degrees (or equivalent) in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Respiratory Therapy; or of a related discipline such as Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering, or Exercise Science.
The M.Sc. Rehabilitation program requires a total of 12 credit hours of course work and the completion of a research-based thesis. The thesis requires the completion of an original scientific study by the student. The program usually takes 15-24 months to complete on a full-time basis and is designed to give the health care professional a background in research methods and implementation. Most graduates use this program as a prelude to Ph.D. studies or to positions that require a background in research.
The purpose of this program is to provide training for those wishing to conduct and promote basic and clinical research directed towards:
prevention of disability
improvement and restoration of functional capability altered as a consequence of injury or disease
alleviation of pain associated with injury and disease
Through proximity to a range of clinical settings and strong collaborative links, the program offers opportunities to engage in clinically relevant research. Graduates of this program have gone on to advanced clinical practice and administrative positions within the health care system. Because of the strong research emphasis, graduates are well prepared for doctoral study.