Our Learners

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Learners join us from many different professions and disciplines to form our learner community.

Our learners are:

  • chiropractors
  • dietitians
  • kinesiologists
  • massage therapists
  • nurses
  • occupational therapists
  • orthotists
  • physical therapists
  • and more!

Previous graduates have joined us from across Canada, China, England, Switzerland, the United States and Australia. 

Courses & Electives

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Choose your program of study:

The Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation (GCR) requires the completion of 15 credits in the form of five core courses (see below). This program is designed for working health professionals who wish to upgrade their knowledge to meet the demands of practice today.

The Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) is designed for working health professionals who wish to gain advanced competencies in leadership, program development, applied research and evaluation, program development, as well as knowledge translation. 

The MRSc requires the completion of 30 credits, starting with the five core courses below plus an additional 15 credits from:

  • MRSc electives
  • eligible non-MRSc electives
  • courses with a research project-based focus
  • Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy (GCOMPT) courses

You can also choose to apply to the Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation (GCR) program to take a few sample courses first, prior to applying to the Master of Rehabilition Science (MRSc program).

The Core Courses:

> RHSC 501 – Evidence for Practice

Learn about the effective use of evidence in practice including background research, methods of synthesizing information and the practicalities in applying evidence to practice.

> RHSC 503 – Reasoning and Decision Making

Guided by relevant conceptual frameworks, explore strategies such as critical reflection, narratives, and the assessment of evidence to enhance reasoning, decision-making and reflective practice.

> RHSC 505 – Measurement for Assessment, Planning and Evaluation

Understand the theory of measurement; and integrate the critical review, selection, interpretation and integration of measures into practice.

> RHSC 507 – Developing Effective Rehabilitation Programs

Evaluate the usefulness of needs assessment, program planning, marketing and evaluation approaches and strategies in developing or re-developing rehabilitation programs, and learn how to develop programs that meet the needs of target groups.

> RHSC 509 – Facilitating Learning in Rehabilitation Contexts

Explore how to create positive and innovative learning experiences for clients, families, colleagues and students in rehabilitation. Learn how to incorporate the critical review of adult learning theories, assessment of learning needs, learning styles, plain language, instructional design and evaluation methods.

How to Apply

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Decide whether you would like to apply for the Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation (GCR) or the Master in Rehabilitation Science (MRSc).

Take time to review our Admission Requirements and Tuition & Other Costs before preparing your application.

Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation (GCR)

  • Apply directly through Rehabilitation Science Online Programs
  • Start your program of study in January or September

Master in Rehabilitation Science (MRSc)

  • Apply through the UBC Faculty of Graduate and Post-Doctoral Studies
  • Start your program of study in January or September