Normally, a student's plan of study will be interdisciplinary in focus (i.e., not department-based). However, there may be instances in which the plan of study is focused primarily within one of the departments in the Faculty (Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology). Admission to the MSc in Rehabilitation Science program is dependent on the recommendation of the Graduate Programs Committee which is composed of representatives of each department and the non-departmentalized staff in the Faculty and chaired by the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies.
Students will be required to complete at least five graduate-level ★3 courses (★15) or the equivalent plus thesis and successfully propose, implement, and report their master's thesis research according to Faculty standards. Required courses will include REHAB 500 Conducting Rehabilitation Research , REHAB 512 Issues in Rehabilitation Science , and at least one graduate-level course in statistics or research design. Elective courses will be different for each student and will be determined by individual students in consultation with their supervisors and based in part on the student's research interests. Students and their supervisors will develop a plan of study for the entire program and submit that plan of study for approval by the Graduate Programs Committee.
Students who possess a recognized clinical practice credential at the time of entry or who, after admission and prior to graduation, acquire such a credential on the basis of their work in a previous degree program will be able to denote their area of emphasis on their MSc Rehabilitation Science degree with the following specific designations under field of specialization: Aging, Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, or Speech-Language Pathology. Except in Aging, students who have not earned the appropriate clinical practice credential as described above will have no designation under field of specialization. The specialization in Aging is tailored to the needs of students who are interested in leadership, management or research positions with an aging-related focus in Rehabilitation Science.