Curriculum requirements

This course explores the theories common to all rehabilitation therapies and forms a foundation for rehabilitation sciences. Included are theories specific to rehabilitation and adaptation to disease, disability and injury; attachment, adaptation and resiliency; cognition; motor learning; empowerment; loss and grief; psych-immunology; and the societal response to stigmatized groups. These theories are applied to rehabilitation practice and research design across the life span to include habilitation to congenital disorders.

This course focuses on the role of health behaviors such as eating nutritious foods, exercising, and avoiding unhealthy habits (i.e.: smoking) in health promotion and disease prevention. A principle concentration will be on health promotion within disabling conditions.

This course analyses emerging trends in health care systems and delivery associated with rehabilitation. Areas to be covered include organizational infrastructures, finance, public policy, and implications for disparate patient populations.

Students work with faculty to determine a research area and project.

Instructional orientation to research arranged by student and approved by student’s advisory or research committee. This course may be repeated twice, total of 12 hours.

Students work with faculty to determine internship options.

One of the program’s unique features is the ability to customize your curriculum to meet your educational and health career goals. By utilizing a wide range of interdisciplinary electives, you and your mentor will create the best plan of study for you.