Choose Your Path

UBC Rehabilitation Science Online Programs offer two programs:

Each program has different admission requirements and application processes; please refer to this information under each of these programs on the home page.

Upon starting their programs, both MRSc and GCR learners are required to complete 5 core RHSC courses (total of 15 credits):

RHSC 501: Evidence for Practice (this is the first course to be taken for all learners)

RHSC 503: Reasoning and Decision Making

RHSC 505: Measurement for Assessment, Planning, and Evaluation

RHSC 507: Effective Rehabilitation Programs

RHSC 509: Facilitating Learning in Rehab Contexts

GCR Learners

Once these five core RHSC courses are completed, GCR learners are granted the Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation science. GCR learners should use the table below as a reference to plan their studies.

CourseWhen TakenCredits CompletedCredits LeftCredits Required
RHSC 5013
RHSC 5033
RHSC 5053
RHSC 5073
RHSC 5093
TotalTotal15

MRSc learners

MRSc learners can pursue a course-based option or conduct a small research project. Learners can also incorporate GCOMPT courses. The following schematics illustrate the various paths.

  • The course-based option:

MRSc learners opting for the Course-based option are required to complete the 5 core courses and 5 additional elective courses (for a total of 30 credits). They may choose from the following elective courses:

  1. RHSC 581: Writing to Enhance Practice (3 credits)
  2. RHSC 583: applying Research to Practice (up to 6 credits): In this course, students take up to 4 sections (each 1.5 credits) in sequence. (1) Register in RHSC 583A if this is your first 583 course, (2) register in RHSC 583B if this is your second 583 course, (3) Register in RHSC 583C if this is your third 583 course, (4) register in 583 D if this is your fourth 583 course. If the RHSC 583 section “letter” you should take is full, please register in another section letter to reserve a place, then notify info@mrsc.ubc.ca immediately so that your registration can be moved to the correct section letter at a later date.
  3. RHSC 585: Directed Studies (3 credits)
  4. And/or choose up to 6 credits of eligible non-MRSc electives. The non-MRSc options are available under the Non-MRSc Electives section in ROLS. Please refer to ROLS for more detail.

MRSc learners pursuing the course-based stream should use the table below to plan their studies:

CourseWhen TakenCredits CompletedCredits leftCredits Required
RHSC 5013
RHSC 5033
RHSC 5053
RHSC 5073
RHSC 5093
Elective Options
(need 15 Credits)
RHSC 581A3
RHSC 583A1.5
RHSC 583B1.5
RHSC 583C1.5
RHSC 583D1.5
Non-MRSc Elective 13
Non-MRSc Elective 23
TotalTotalTotal30
  • The Major Project Research option:

MRSC students opting for the Major Project research option are required to take the following courses;

  1. 2 elective courses (total of 6 credits) from the list of MRSc electives: RHSC 581, RHSC 583, RHSC 585, or eligible non-MRSC electives.
  2. Attend the Major Project Seminar, a pre-requisite for RHSC 587 that is held twice a year
  3. RHSC 587: Major Project I (Research proposal) (3 credits)
  4. RHSC 589B: Major Project II (Research completion) (6 credits)

MRSc learners pursuing the major project stream should use the table below to plan their studies:

CourseWhen TakenCredits CompletedCredits LeftCredits Required
RHSC 5013
RHSC 5033
RHSC 5053
RHSC 5073
RHSC 5093
Elective Options (Need 15 Credits)
Elective 13
Elective 23
RHSC 587*3
RHSC 589*6
TotalTotalTotal30

MRSc with GCOMPT Focus

 Learners who are accepted into both the MRSc program and the GCOMPT program can incorporate GCOMPT courses into their MRSc studies. MRSc learners pursuing the GCOMPT option should use the table below as a reference to plan their studies.

CourseWhen Taken Credits CompletedCredits LeftCredits Required
RHSC 5013
PHTH 5809
PHTH 5813
RHSC 5873
RHSC 589A3
9 Credits of Electives
RHSC 503
RHSC 505
RHSC 507
RHSC 509
RHSC 581
RHSC 583A
RHSC 583B
RHSC 583C
RHSC 583D
RHSC 585
TotalTotalTotal30

** GCOMPT Learners may elect to do a more involved Major Project, in which case they would register for RHSC 587 (3 credits) followed by RHSC 589B (6 credits).