McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences

Rehabilitation Science (Course-based)

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Program Information

School:McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty:Faculty of Health Sciences
Degree:Master; Online
Field of Study:Rehabilitation Science
Description:The MSc Course-based option in the Rehabilitation Science Program provides training to physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health professionals who want to obtain a master’s degree relevant to their practice. This program provides flexibility for working clinicians at a distance to complete the program entirely online and on a part-time basis. Students also have the option to take on-campus courses. Courses emphasize evidence-based practice, clinical measurement/evaluation, critical thinking and application of knowledge to practice.
URL:Rehabilitation Science (Course-based) at McMaster University - Faculty of Health Sciences
Course Based:Yes
Length:3 Year(s)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Applicants are required to have graduated from a Physical or Occupational Therapy Entry-level Degree Program or a four (4) year health relevant program, with a minimum of a B+ average in the final year of the program. Degrees and grades from foreign universities are evaluated for their equivalency to a McMaster University four (4) year undergraduate degree. Prospective applicants who do not hold a four (4) year undergraduate degree, but who have several years of work experience that is relevant to the program, should discuss their situation with the Program Coordinator. Additional courses may be required under these circumstances. Evidence of ability to do graduate work will still be required.
    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 237] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]
    Application Notes : Applicants whose native language is not English will be required to submit an official copy of their TOEFL score, or other evidence of competency in English is required. A minimum TOEFL (iBT) score of 100 (580 on the paper-based TOEFL test or 237 on the computer-based TOEFL test) is needed for the Faculty of Health Sciences. Students taking the IELTS are required to achieve a minimum score of 6.5 with a minimum score of 5.5 in each category. Students taking the MELAB are required to achieve a minimum score of 85. Equivalent scores on other recognized tests may also be considered. Each of these scores are only valid for 2 years. Students who have completed an Academic ESL program through Canadian academic institutions may petition to have this considered in lieu of TOEFL. Applicants may be exempted from this requirement if they have completed a university degree at which English is the language of instruction.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    • Statement of Research Interests
    Applicants are required to submit two (2) academic references (applicants have the option of providing one (1) work-related reference in addition to two (2) academic references), an up-to-date curriculum vitae, and a written application outlining clinical interests and experience, learning expectations and goals. Please visit the website for complete details.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on September 08, 2022