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Rehabilitation Science, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #21 (WUR) ,
The MSc in Rehabilitation Science (MSc) program is designed for graduate students who ultimately want careers as independent scientists in health-related disciplines. It can also serves as a stepping stone on the pathway to advanced research training for students planning to pursue a PhD in Rehabilitation Science or related fields.


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.

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:

  • Movement Science

  • Occupational Science

  • Practice Science

  • Rehabilitation Health Services Studies

  • Rehabilitation Technology Sciences

  • Social and Cognitive Rehabilitation Sciences

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theory and Research in Rehabilitation Science
  • Research Methods for Rehabilitation Science
  • Theory and Research in Occupational Science
  • Disordered and Restorative Motor Control
  • Rehabilitation Presentation & Proceedings
  • Advanced Rehabilitation Research Issues
  • Advanced Rehabilitation Presentations & Proceedings
  • Knowledge Translation in Rehabilitation – Foundational Knowledge and Innovative Applications
  • Determinants of Rehabilitation Practice
  • Rehabilitation Clinical Practicum
  • Introduction to Cognitive Rehabilitation Neuroscience I: Basic Science to Clinical Applications
  • Rehabilitation Neuroscience II
  • International Issues in Disability and Rehabilitation
  • Disability, Embodiment, and Voice in the Rehabilitation Science Context
  • Therapeutic Exercise in Rehabilitation: Emerging Trends and Research Approaches
  • Gender, Work and Health 
  • Synthesis Toolkit: Approaches & Methodologies
  • Theory and Method for Qualitative Researchers: An Introduction

                                  Detailed Programme Facts

                                  • Programme intensity Full-time
                                    • Full-time duration 24 months
                                  • Languages
                                    • English
                                  • Delivery mode
                                    On Campus

                                  English Language Requirements

                                  You only need to take one of these language tests:

                                  • Minimum required score:


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                                  Academic Requirements

                                  • An appropriate bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, with a final year average of at least mid-B from a recognized university
                                  • You must complete the online admissions application form available from the program's admission requirements page.
                                  • A $120 application fee is required. This fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
                                  • Two letters of reference; however, you should review your program-specific list of admission requirements to determine if additional letters of reference are required.
                                  • If your primary language is not English and you graduated from a non-Canadian university where the language of instruction and examination was not English, then you must complete an acceptable English language proficiency test.

                                  Tuition Fee

                                  • International

                                    33453 CAD/year
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 33453 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
                                  • National

                                    13329 CAD/year
                                    Tuition Fee
                                    Based on the original amount of 13329 CAD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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                                  Living costs for Toronto

                                  • 1502 - 2570 CAD/month
                                    Living Costs

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