The online Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) at UBC is designed for working health professionals who wish to gain additional knowledge to impact care and shape future rehabilitation practice.  The MRSc degree will position you for leadership opportunities such as expert practitioner, clinical educator, practice lead, healthcare manager, or consultant in program evaluation.



You will learn how to:

  • Design and execute knowledge translation plans to change outdated practices
  • Develop and deliver education programs for patients, families, and colleagues 
  • Facilitate interprofessional reasoning for improved decision making
  • Plan and lead change management initiatives to quicken improvements and decrease costs
  • Choose effective methods to evaluate patient and program outcomes

The MRSc:

  • Is a course-based program, but learners may choose to complete a practice-based research project 
  • Allows you to obtain a master’s degree while working full-time if desired, preventing loss of income while pursuing graduate studies
  • Can be completed in one year if you study full-time, or within five years of part-time study

Is the MRSc the Right Fit?

Choosing a graduate program takes time and careful thought. We have designed a questionnaire to help you assess if our program fits your needs. Download it here.

Please note: The MRSc is not an entry-level credential to practice rehabilitation in Canada or other countries; that is, completing the program does not make you eligible to practice as a health professional (e.g. Occupational Therapist or Physical Therapist). The MRSc is an advanced degree for rehabilitation professionals who have a minimum of three (3) years of current or past work experience practicing in their health profession.  This experience needs to include having your own caseload and assessing and treating patients independently.

Try One Course First

Are you concerned about your ability to do graduate studies?  Wondering if online learning is for you?  You might consider enrolling in our Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation (GCR) and trying one or two courses.  The GCR can be completed in less than two years while working full-time, or after starting the GCR you can apply to the MRSc, and have your GCR coursework transfer over. Details here.


The Faculty of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies at the University of British Columbia maintains high standards which are recognized around the world. UBC is a member of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC), which operates under the authority of the University Act of the Province of British Columbia. This status is equivalent to accreditation in the American system.

More information

If you have reviewed the MRSc curriculum, admission requirementsapplication process, and other information on this website, and have additional questions about the program, please email us or call 604-827-5374.