Rehabilitation Sciences, M.Sc.
Chair: Joanne Parsons
Campus Address/General Office: R106-771 McDermot Avenue
Email Address: CORS.MSCRehab@umanitoba.ca
Academic Staff: Please refer to the Rehabilitation Sciences website for current staff listing.
Rehabilitation Sciences Program Information
The College of Rehabilitation Sciences currently offers a Master of Science (Rehabilitation Sciences) degree program. The purpose of this program is to provide research training to individuals in the field of rehabilitation.
The College of Rehabilitation Sciences, along with the Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management, offers a multi-faculty Ph.D. in Applied Health Sciences.
Admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies
Application and Admission Procedures are found in the Academic Guide.
Admission requirements for Master’s students are found in the Master’s Degrees General Regulations section of the Guide.
Rehabilitation Sciences M.Sc. Admission Requirements
Admission requirements include a 4 year Baccalaureate degree or equivalent in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, or a related discipline (e.g., kinesiology, biomedical engineering, exercise science).
Students should complete and submit their online application with supporting documentation by the date indicated on the Rehabilitation Sciences M.Sc. program of study page.
All students must include REHB 7280 Rehabilitation Theory and Research Design (3 credit hours) as part of the required 12 credit hours of coursework. The remaining 9 credit hours are to be chosen by the student through consultation with the advisor.
A reduction from the minimum of 12 credit hours to 6 credit hours (REHB 7280 plus 3 additional credit hours) may be permitted for students entering the program with an entry-to-practice degree at the Master’s level. In such cases, a specific program of study must be proposed by the primary advisor and approved by the Program Chair.
Expected Time to Graduate: 2 years
|GRAD 7300||Research Integrity Tutorial||0|
|GRAD 7500||Academic Integrity Tutorial||0|
|REHB 7280||Rehabilitation Theory and Research Design||3|
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|GRAD 7000||Master's Thesis||0|
Students should familiarize themselves with the Faculty of Graduate Studies ‘GRAD’ courses applicable to their program. If you have questions about which GRAD course(s) to register in, please consult your home department/unit.
Prior to registration, all new and returning students must meet with their advisor to determine their program of study. All course additions and withdrawals (registration revisions) must be approved in the same manner.
Not all courses will be offered each year. Please check the Aurora catalog to find out when a course is offered.
Students must meet the requirements as outlined in both Supplementary Regulation and BFAR documents as approved by Senate.
Individual units may require specific requirements above and beyond those of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and students should consult unit supplementary regulations for these specific regulations.
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR)
Bona Fide Academic Requirements (BFAR) represent the core academic requirements a graduate student must acquire in order to gain, and demonstrate acquisition of, essential knowledge and skills.
All students must successfully complete:
- GRAD 7300 prior to applying to any ethics boards which are appropriate to the student’s research or within the student’s first year, whichever comes first; and
- GRAD 7500 within the first term of registration;
Students must also meet additional BFAR requirements that may be specified for their program.
All students must:
- maintain a minimum degree grade point average of 3.0 with no grade below C+,
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum course requirements, and
- meet the minimum and not exceed the maximum time requirements (in terms of time in program and lapse or expiration of credit of courses).
To provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of the neurophysiological basis of motor behaviour including: motor control mechanisms, pathophysiological correlates, and clinical manifestations of central nervous system lesions involving motorcentres.
A readings, tutorial, and/or practical course designed to provide an in-depth study of one or more rehabilitation topics to extend or acquire specialized knowledge in a particular area of interest. A subtitle will be added to the current title to reflect specialized interests.
A readings course in theory or research relevant to rehabilitation. A subtitle will be added to the current title to reflect specialized interests.
Over two university terms, students complete an in-depth study of evidence for practice in an area of interest which will include a review of relevant literature and the development and completion of a small scale project.
A theory and practice course designed to develop an advanced understanding of the application of technology for individuals with disabilities as a means to occupation. Particular emphasis will be on evaluating the impact and understanding the theory guiding the use of assistive technology, and developing an understanding of the contexts in which assistive technologies are used.
This is a required course in the MSc Rehabilitation Sciences degree. It focuses on quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and research designs used in rehabilitation research. Theories and frameworks central to rehabilitation research are incorporated throughout.