Rehabilitation Science

Graduate Programs in Rehabilitation Science
Faculty of Medicine 

 Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences (MSc)

Information accurate as of: May 30th 2016. Retrieved from the Graduate Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences website. For further details, please visit: http://rehab.med.ubc.ca/

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(Credit: UBC Faculty of Medicine / Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology Laboratory)

The Graduate Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences (RHSC) focuses on the discipline of Rehabilitation Sciences, the study of providing treatment and education to persons with temporary or permanent disability to return them to maximum function, well-being and personally-satisfying levels of independence. It encompasses the three dimensions of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (body structure and function, activity and participation) and thus spans the individual, community and society. The program creates learning and research experiences for occupational therapists, physical therapists and others with various health-related disciplines. Graduates advance the science of rehabilitation which aims to promote physical, mental and social well-being among people of all levels of ability.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Obtaining a Research Supervisor: Agreement from a qualified faculty member eligible to supervise MSc students and a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies who is willing to supervise your project.
  • Bachelor’s Degree: Completion of a recognized baccalaureate degree in a health-related discipline such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Life Sciences or Social Sciences,
  • Research Methods Coursework: Applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of 3 credits in research methods and/or analysis
  • Academic excellence: overall average of at least B+ (76% at UBC) in senior level courses (300 and 400 level)
  • Criminal Records Check: All new students are also required to supply or run through a Criminal Records Check as you typically will be working with a vulnerable population.

The following documentation is required in support of an application

  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • Transcripts: If you are offered admission, you will be required to submit official transcripts to the Graduate and Postdoctoral office.
  • Three letters of reference,at least one of which should be written by an individual who has knowledge of the applicant’s academic and/or research abilities. These letters must be mailed directly to the school by the referees or they may be submitted online.
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE): Applicants from non-Canadian or United States universities may be required to provide general (GRE) (Graduate Record Examination) scores as part of their application at the request of their proposed supervisor.
  • Prospective Supervisor: Students must contact one or more potential faculty supervisors to discuss their research interests prior to the application deadline. Determining an appropriate student-supervisor match requires considerable dialogue so this process should be initiated well before the application deadline.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Rehabilitation MSc Program’s Admissions page for more information.

For further information about the program, please contact:

Mr Michael Jenner
Graduate Programs Assistant
Graduate Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences (MSc, PhD)
The University of British Columbia
212 – 2177 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3

Tel: 604 822-7044
E-mail: michael.jenner@ubc.ca

Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD)

Information accurate as of: May 30th 2016. Retrieved from the Graduate Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences website. For further details, please visit: http://rehab.med.ubc.ca/

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(Credit: UBC Faculty of Medicine / Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology Laboratory)

The Graduate Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences (RHSC) focuses on the discipline of Rehabilitation Sciences, the study of providing treatment and education to persons with temporary or permanent disability to return them to maximum function, well-being and personally-satisfying levels of independence. It encompasses the three dimensions of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (body structure and function, activity and participation) and thus spans the individual, community and society. The program creates learning and research experiences for occupational therapists, physical therapists and others with various health-related disciplines. Graduates advance the science of rehabilitation which aims to promote physical, mental and social well-being among people of all levels of ability.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Agreement from a qualified faculty member eligible to supervise PhD students and a member of the Faculty of Graduate Studies who is willing to supervise your research.
  • Completion of a recognized baccalaureate degree and master’s degree in a health-related discipline such as Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Life Sciences or Social Sciences.
  • Academic excellence: Overall average of at least B+ (76% at UBC) in a master’s degree program as well as sufficient preparatory academic background to carry out graduate work in the field of rehabilitation
  • Criminal Records Check: All new students are also required to supply or run through a Criminal Records Check as you typically will be working with a vulnerable population.

The following documentation is required in support of an application:

  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Rehabilitation PhD Program’s Admissions page for more information.

For further information about the program, please contact:
Mr Michael Jenner
Graduate Programs Assistant
Graduate Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences (MSc, PhD)
The University of British Columbia
212 – 2177 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3

Tel: 604 822-7044
E-mail: michael.jenner@ubc.ca
PhD Admissions: rehab.gradprogram@ubc.ca

Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc)

Information accurate as of: May 30th 2016. Retrieved from the Graduate Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences website. For further details, please visit: http://rehab.med.ubc.ca/

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(Credit: UBC Faculty of Medicine / Aging, Mobility, and Cognitive Neuroscience Lab)

The online Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) is designed for working health professionals who wish to gain the knowledge to impact care and shape future practice. Students in the program will design and execute knowledge translation plans to change outdated practices, develop and deliver education programs for patients, and/or to equip colleagues with the knowledge and skills to improve care and lead programs with change management strategies to quicken improvements and decrease costs. The MRSc offers a course-based degree or the option of combining courses and a work- or practice-based research project.

Note: the MRSc is not an entry-level credential for rehabilitation practice in Canada or other countries: that is, completing the program does not enable you to practice as a health professional. The MRSc is an advanced degree for health professionals already working in rehabilitation.

Minimum Admission Requirements to the program include:

  • Bachelors Degree:Completion of a recognized four-year baccalaureate degree in a health profession from an accredited academic institution that qualifies you to provide health services to patients or clients in a rehabilitation health care setting.
  • Academic Standing:A minimum B+ (76%) average in senior level courses (300 and 400 level) is required. Completion of an introductory course in statistics is recommended but does not need to be a 300 or 400 level course.
  • Prior Work Experience: Applicants must be practicing health professionals in a regulated health or human services disciplines who have a minimum of three (3) years of rehabilitation work experience in a health care setting where they have their own caseload, and assess and treat patients independently.

The following documentation is required in support of an application

  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form submitted online with fees paid.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • Statement of Intent: A 500-word statement describing the applicant’s reasons for pursuing the degree and relevant experience in rehabilitation

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the Rehabilitation MRSc Program’s Admissions page for more information.

Note: If you miss the application deadline for the MRSc program but the application deadline for the certificate program for the next term has not passed, you can apply to take a course through the Graduate Certificate program. Later, if you are accepted into the MRSc program, the course you took will be applied to your MRSc degree.

For further information about the program, please contact:

Koerner Pavilion, Rehab Science Online Program
Vancouver Hospital UBC Site
The University of British Columbia
T325 - 2211 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC, V6T 2B5

E-mail: info@mrsc.ubc.ca

Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation (GCR)

Information accurate as of: May 30th 2016. Retrieved from the Graduate Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences website. For further details, please visit: http://rehab.med.ubc.ca/

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(Credit: UBC Faculty of Medicine / Perception-Action Lab)

The faculty of Medicine also offers a Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation (GCR). This advanced (post-entry-level) Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation is targeted to working health professionals who wish to upgrade their knowledge to meet the demands of practice today.

The certificate is delivered entirely online (no classes on campus or summer residences). It is designed to allow practicing health professionals to continue their studies with minimal disruption to your work.

GCR credits are transferable to the MRSc when GCR students meet MRSc professional and academic admission requirements at the time they are admitted to the GCR.

Please note, the GCR is not an entry-level credential for rehabilitation in Canada or other countries; that is, completing the program does not mean you are eligible to practice as a health professional. The GCR is an advanced certificate for health professionals already working in rehabilitation who have a minimum of three (3) years of work experience practicing in their profession in a health care setting. Current or past experience needs to include having your own caseload, and assessing and treating patients independently.

Graduate Programs in Rehabilitation Science
Faculty of Medicine 

Combined Master of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science (MPT/PhD)

Information accurate as of: May 30th 2016. Retrieved from the Graduate Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences website. For further details, please visit: http://rehab.med.ubc.ca/

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(Credit: UBC Faculty of Medicine / Cardiopulmonary Exercise Physiology Laboratory)

The MPT/PhD program provides a new option for students with an interest in both clinical and research training relevant to physical therapy. The program is designed to provide students flexibility in the completion of their concurrent clinical and research training, and to integrate their clinical and research learning. Upon completion of the program (expected to take approximately 5 years), students will receive both an MPT degree and a PhD degree.

To be considered for admission to MPT/PhD program, prospective students must meet the requirements for both the MPT program and PhD program as if they were applying to each program separately. Briefly, this includes:

  • Bachelors Degree with First Class Standing: Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum 80% average in the previous two years of study.
  • Previous research experience: Completion of a research-based Masters degree prior to commencing the program, or formal experience in a research setting that has produced a co-authored paper in a peer-reviewed journal relevant to physical therapy research.
  • Clinical Experience: A minimum of 70 hours of volunteer or paid work which includes direct contact involving interaction with persons with cognitive, emotional, or physical disabilities at no more than two facilities.
  • Securing Prospective Supervisor: Identification of a Physical Therapy faculty member who will supervise the research components of the MPT/PhD program. For a list of eligible faculty members, click here.

For a complete list of requirements, please visit the admissions page.

The following documentation is required in support of an application

  • Submit Online Application: Completed graduate studies application form to the Rehabilitation Sciences Research (RHSC) PhD program, submitted online with fees paid.
  • Completed Prerequisite Academic Information Sheet: You must fill out, and submit a Prerequisite academic information sheet with your application. This form must be uploaded to your online application.
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions. View program website for specific submission instructions.
  • Three (3) Reference Letters: References from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • BC Care Card/BC Services Card (if applicable): If you are applying as a BC Resident, you are required to provide a scanned copy of your BC Care Card or your BC Services Card (front and back).
  • Northern and Rural Cohort Application (if applicable): If you are applying to be part of the Northern and Rural Cohort, you will also need to complete and submit a supplementary NRC application by the application deadline.

For a further list of application requirements and instructions, click here.

Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at UBC’s Vancouver campus provides a list of Application Deadlines for all of its graduate programs.

Please note that some programs may accept complete application packages submitted after the posted deadline date or may have other program specific dates and deadlines.

To view specific program dates and deadlines, visit the MPT/PhD Program’s Admissions page for more information.

For further information about the program, please contact:

Mr Michael Jenner
Graduate Programs Assistant (MSc, PhD)
Graduate Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences
The University of British Columbia
212 – 2177 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z3

Tel: 604 822-7044
E-mail: michael.jenner@ubc.ca
PhD Admissions: rehab.gradprogram@ubc.ca