George Mason University

College of Health and Human Services

Rehabilitation Science


Office of Graduate Admissions

MS 6A3

Fairfax, VA 22030

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Rehabilitation Science

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Institute of Medicine defines Rehabilitation Science as “a field of study that encompasses basic and applied aspects of the health sciences, social sciences, and engineering. It is the melding of knowledge from several disciplines to understand the fundamental nature of the enabling-disabling process.” Rehabilitation Science provides a comprehensive approach to physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral disability. The academic and research programs address the fundamentals of the disability model with elements of physiology, anatomy, mechanisms by which disability occurs in chronic illnesses, assessment of human performance and capacity, and exploration of environmental and human interventions that may contribute to prevention of disability and restoration of function. The PhD program in Rehabilitation Science is an interdisciplinary program reflecting the need for integrated research to address the needs of the disabled. This program educates students in basic and translational science that address mechanisms, prevention and amelioration of disability. The objective of the program is to develop researchers and academics, who, through their scholarship and original research, create new knowledge in rehabilitation science. Graduates of this program are prepared for professional careers in academic, governmental, and industrial research environments.


Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Loans Offered: Loans may be available. Applicants may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). GMU FAFSA Code: 003749

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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