Rehabilitation Sciences

Rehab Sciences


The field of Rehabilitation Sciences within the Graduate Program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences derives its framework from the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF). It includes and integrates multiple areas of knowledge inherent to the ICF model and relative to health and illness; specifically, scholarly work will address interactions between impairments of:

  • Body functions and structures and/or impairments
  • Activities and/or activity limitations
  • Participations and/or participation restrictions
  • Environmental factors
  • Personal factors

This field aims to educate students to contribute to the advancement of research and scholarship in Rehabilitation Sciences and provide society with graduates qualified to function in a variety of roles. These could include: academic scholars and researchers, advanced scientists-practitioners in health care highly qualified researchers in private industry, and expert research consultants to government ministries.


Students must complete three mandatory half-credit courses, one from each of the following categories:

Students must attend and participate in Seminar Milestones:

In addition, all PhD students must pass a formal comprehensive examination as a requirement of the program.