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Rehabilitation Science, M.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #239 (QS) Kingston, Canada
The Rehabilitation Science Program (RHBS) from Queen's University offers graduate research programs of study leading to the MSc and PhD degrees. The RHBS Program is one of five programs in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy. There are two clinical graduate programs leading to degrees in either Occupational Therapy (MScOT) or Physical Therapy (MScPT).


The Aging and Health professional program offers a Graduate Diploma, a Master of Science, and a PhD in Aging and Health. The Rehabilitation and Health Leadership program offers an applied doctorate (DSc).

Rehabilitation Science is the systematic study of disablement within the individual, community, and society. Disablement is conceptualized as overlapping domains of pathophysiology, impairment, functional limitation, societal/environmental limitations, and social participation. Rehabilitation focuses on remediation, compensatory approaches and transformative change to enable individuals to live full and satisfying lives as members of their community.

Students are exposed to the broadest scope of rehabilitation science and are provided with a unique opportunity to develop insight and understanding of the multidisciplinary and inter-professional aspects of rehabilitation. 

This approach is an innovative feature of the program and is unique to the Queen's University program in Rehabilitation Science. Prior to applying, applicants are required to contact a potential supervisor. The annual application deadline is February 15 for intake the following September. Late applications may be accepted depending on funding opportunities and supervisor availability.

M.Sc. (Rehabilitation) program will provide students with opportunities to:
  • Acquire and apply the knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to research in Rehabilitation Science;
  • Develop a broad critical understanding of issues in Rehabilitation Science;
  • Acquire and apply knowledge in their chosen field (motor performance in rehabilitation or disability in the community) and area of specialization; and develop skills in communicating research findings through written and oral presentation.

Career options:

  • Clinical research
  • Academia (research and teaching)
  • Work with professional agencies and/or funding agencies
  • Government agencies working on public health policy
  • Program development at the local, national or international level
  • International community-based rehabilitation

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Motor Performance in Rehabilitation   
  •  Seminar Program for M.Sc. Students  
  • Rehabilitation Science 
  • Fundamentals of Disability  
  •   Program Development and Evaluation  
  • Community Based Rehabilitation 
  •  Knowledge Translation    
  •  Regression Analysis 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B+

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Two (2) official transcripts from each university previously attended. 
  • A Letter of Intent describing the applicant's proposed research program
  • A list of all previous academic awards and publications, including abstracts and full papers
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation are required from professors under whom the applicant has studied. 
  • A non-refundable application fee of $105 in Canadian funds must be submitted by credit card.  
  • For international applicants, proof of acceptable competency in English is required, as detailed on the School of Graduate Studies website.
  • Final acceptance into the program is dependent on there being an identified supervisor as well as suitable academic qualifications.  

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14899 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14899 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    7108 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7108 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Kingston

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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