Rehabilitative Science

Our program prepares allied health and fitness professionals to be leaders, educators and researchers in rehabilitation science. Request information today to learn more.

FALL 2022

Application Deadline: August 15, 2022
Classes Start: August 29, 2022

Rehabilitative Science

The Master of Science in Health Science, Rehabilitative Science track is suited for individuals who have a desire to advance their health science knowledge, with a focus on evidence-based manual therapy, integrated biomechanics, motor control, injury prevention, diagnoses, physical/occupational therapy assistants, and management.

The Rehabilitative Science track prepares allied health and sport and fitness professionals to become leaders, educators, and researchers in the area of rehabilitation science. Through the knowledge gained in this program, they will be equipped to contribute to the development of rehabilitation practice, research, and policy. Students will grow their ability to identify best practices within rehabilitation science and develop knowledge in sports nutrition, exercise physiology, sports injury prevention, diagnosis, and management.

Courses are lab intensive to equip the learner with tools for immediate integration into their current practice setting, so as to better maximize patient outcomes.

Faculty members not only teach. They also publish, present, and remain active in their fields of practice.

Why Rehabilitative Science?

Whether you’re a physical therapy assistant working with patients, an athletic trainer working with athletes, or a personal trainer working with clients, this program will expand your knowledge base and provide to you unique, specialized skills that you may immediately begin to apply to the special populations you serve. 

Our program is designed to help bridge the gap between where healthcare starts and healthy living begins.

“The Rehabilitation Science track at Rocky Mountain University far exceeded my expectations for a post-graduate program. The core courses provide the necessary foundation to build and implement an evidence-based practice. The concentration courses are each taught by experts in their respective fields who are currently practicing. The faculty are mindful of their students’ schedules outside of school and accommodate by providing extra time to submit assignments or by allowing students to work ahead. Not only was the curriculum stimulating and easy to apply right away, but each week I was able to engage with my classmates through various forms, which helped further enhance my learning by understanding their unique perspectives. I highly recommend this program for anyone looking to expand their current practice.”

Jon Geller, Assistant Athletic, Therapist Toronto Maple Leafs

Job Outlook

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts jobs for Athletic Trainers to grow 23% between 2020 and 2030, which is much faster than the average. Additionally, the BLS predicts jobs for Physical Therapist Assistants to grow 32% between 2020 and 2030, and jobs for Occupational Therapist Assistants to grow 34% between 2020 and 2030, both of which are much faster than average.

HS 504 Research Methods
HS 506 Data & Decision Making
HS 507 Evidence-Based Practice
HS 602 Applications of Education Practice

HS 509 Integrated Biomechanics
HS 630 Motor Control and Movement Analysis
RS 600 Connective Tissue and Healing
RS 607 Preventative Measures
RS 615 Functional Assessment and Rehabilitation in Sport

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA

Tuition & Financial Aid

University Resource Fee (per semester)

$36 Resource Fee

Additional Information

Optional Thesis (3 credits in semester 6) $1770

Thesis Committee Fee $1050

$590 per credit 

Program Faculty

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