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The M.Sc. Rehabilitation is a post-graduate research-based Master’s program open to graduates of four-year Baccalaureate degrees (or equivalent) in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Respiratory Therapy; or of a related discipline such as Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering, or Exercise Science.
The M.Sc. Rehabilitation program requires a total of 12 credit hours of course work and the completion of a research-based thesis. The thesis requires the completion of an original scientific study by the student. The program usually takes 15-24 months to complete on a full-time basis and is designed to give the health care professional a background in research methods and implementation. Most graduates use this program as a prelude to Ph.D. studies or to positions that require a background in research.
Why Study at U of M?
The purpose of this program is to provide training for those wishing to conduct and promote basic and clinical research directed towards:
Through proximity to a range of clinical settings and strong collaborative links, the program offers opportunities to engage in clinically relevant research. Graduates of this program have gone on to advanced clinical practice and administrative positions within the health care system. Because of the strong research emphasis, graduates are well prepared for doctoral study.
Graduation from a four-year Baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Respiratory Therapy, or related discipline, such as Kinesiology, Biomedical Engineering and Exercise Science, with a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (B) in the last two years of study.
Before students can be admitted to the MSc Rehabilitation program, they must obtain approval from a faculty member who is willing to act as their advisor/supervisor. Potential students must review the list of faculty advisors and their research interests, and select an appropriate advisor based on interest in their area of research.
*Prior to submitting an application, the potential student must contact the intended advisor and obtain approval that they will act as the advisor. No application should be submitted before obtaining approval from a faculty member.
See the Department website for full admission requirements. All applicants must also meet the minimum admission requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
Possible Start Dates
For admission on each of these start dates, students should send their applications with complete supporting documentation to the Faculty of Graduate Studies so that the department may receive the application by the date indicated.
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University of Manitoba Fellowships for Master's students and for Ph.D. students are available, regardless of nationality, through annual competitions. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) also provide fellowships on a competitive basis but these are restricted to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.