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    • College of Rehabilitation Sciences
    • Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    • Faculty of Graduate Studies

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    • Master of Science

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    Expected duration

    • 2-4 years

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    Program options

    • Full-time
    • Part-time

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College of Rehabilitation Sciences (CoRS) researchers conduct research and scholarship that enhances the health and quality of life of Canadians.

Our research focuses on:

  • Mobility and physical activity
  • Health of Indigenous peoples
  • Primary care and primary health care
  • Interprofessional and person-centred education and practice

Our main research streams include:

  • exploring and exploiting the use of technology
  • issues relevant to living in northern, rural or remote environments
  • engaging with people across the continuum of health
  • A rehabilitation sciences student uses a blood pressure monitor on a young patient and points to the monitor to show how it works.

Program details

The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences requires the completion of coursework and a research-based thesis.

Expected duration: 2 years

Tuition and fees: Program fees are assessed in the first two terms of study, followed by a continuing fee in the third and any subsequent terms. (refer to Graduate tuition and fees)

The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences program normally requires a total of 12 credit hours of course work, consisting of the completion of four 3 credit hour or half courses, in addition to the completion of a research-based thesis. Courses are selected with the approval of an advisor.

Sample course offerings

  • REHB 7010: Neurosciences (3 credit hours)
  • REHB 7170: Topics in Rehabilitation (3 credit hours)
  • REHB 7180: Readings in Rehabilitation (3 credit hours)
  • REHB 7280: Rehabilitation Theory and Research Design (required: 3 credit hours)
  • REHB 7230: Independent Study Credits (6 credit hours)
  • REHB 7260: Assistive Technology (3 credit hours)

For full course descriptions, please visit the Academic Calendar.

The thesis requires the completion of an original scientific study. Students are required to formally propose a topic and research, write and defend a thesis. There are supplemental regulations governing our program students should become familiar with.

Prospective students should review the webpage description of faculty researchers' areas of research in order to identify a potential advisor.

Prior to starting the application process, applicants must contact the potential advisor to determine potential fit and availability to advise. Information that the applicant should have available is:

  • Area of research interest and background
  • A current CV
  • Proposed timeframe for studying
  • Copies of transcripts
  • English language test scores (if applicable)

Admission requirements

To qualify for admission to the Master of Science Rehabilitation Sciences program you must have:

  • a four-year bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in:
    • physical therapy
    • occupational therapy
    • respiratory therapy
    • or related discipline, such as:
      • kinesiology
      • biomedical engineering
      • exercise science
  • with a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B) in the last 60 credit hours of study
  • A confirmed advisor within the College of Rehabilitation Sciences

In addition to the admission requirements described here, all applicants must meet the minimum admission and English language proficiency requirements of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

How to apply

Applications for the Master of Rehabilitation Sciences program are accepted for Fall and Winter entry. Applications must be completed online and include several parts:

  • A confirmed advisor within the College of Rehabilitation Sciences prior to application
  • $100 application fee (non-refundable)
  • Unofficial copies of transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation (must be requested from within the application)
  • Proof of English language proficiency, if required

Please read the Faculty of Graduate Studies online application instructions before beginning your application.

Applications are reviewed on a committee basis.  Please contact the department for admission committee review timelines.

Applications open up to 18 months prior to start term.

Canadian and US applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) June 1
Winter (January) October 1

International applicants

Term Annual application deadline
Fall (September) March 1
Winter (January) July 1

Applicants must submit their online application with supporting documentation and application fee by the deadline date indicated.

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Faculty of Graduate Studies
Room 500 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Phone: 204-474-9377

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Program inquiries 

College of Rehabilitation Sciences
R106 - 771 McDermot Avenue
University of Manitoba (Bannatyne campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T6

Phone: 204-789-3897
Fax: 204-789-3927