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Rehabilitation Medicine [Graduate]


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Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
3-48 Corbett Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2G4
E-mail: angela.libutti@ualberta.ca

General Information


Degree Programs


The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine offers entry to professional practice programs in  Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology.  Information on these programs can be found under graduate programs. The Faculty offers interdisciplinary programs leading to the degrees of Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science.  The programs are designed to prepare students for research in Rehabilitation Science and the systematic study of psychosocial, communication, neurological, and musculoskeletal disorders in humans of all ages. Students will specialize in one of those four general content areas which represent broad interdisciplinary bodies of knowledge.

Inquiries concerning the MSc and PhD programs in Rehabilitation Science should be directed to:

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
3-48 Corbett Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 2G4

Continuing Professional Education


The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine offers a number of credit certificate programs which formally acknowledge the study of particular themes within the rehabilitation discipline. The programs are designed to build on existing expertise of practicing clinicians and current students. The certificate programs provide both profession-specific as well as interdisciplinary evidence-based content and are offered in various formats which may include distance technologies and face-to-face learning. A post-baccalaureate certificate will be granted upon successful completion (minimum grade of C+) of at least three required graduate-level courses.

Inquiries concerning the certificate programs in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine should be directed to:

Certificate Programs Coordinator
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
3-48 Corbett Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T6G 2G4

Entrance Requirements (Degree Programs)


The minimum requirements for admission into the degree programs are:

  1. For the MSc, a bachelor's degree or equivalent or a previous graduate degree in a rehabilitation discipline or related field from a recognized postsecondary institution. For the PhD, a master's degree in a rehabilitation discipline or a related field from a recognized academic institution or an Honors BSc degree (or equivalent) in rehabilitation or a related field from a recognized academic institution;
  2. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on a 4-point scale (or equivalent) in the most recent two years of study;
  3. For the PhD, evidence of research potential as demonstrated by scholarly work;
  4. Proof of English language proficiency, where applicable (see English Language Requirement );
  5. References from members of an academic community who are knowledgeable about the applicant's academic and research capabilities.

Financial Assistance


Master's and doctoral students who are accepted are encouraged to apply for internally available studentships or fellowships and for externally available awards from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the Alberta Ingenuity Fund (AHFSER), and the Alberta Innovates: Health Solutions. Information about these awards and others is available at www.gradstudies.ualberta.ca, in the Faculty office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, and through the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. Students also may apply to the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research in the Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine for funding.

Graduate Courses


Graduate courses for Rehabilitation Science degrees and certificate programs can be found in Course Listings , under the subject heading Rehabilitation Medicine (REHAB).

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