Rehabilitation Sciences

The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science (MSc) is designed to prepare individuals to conduct research independently and in collaboration with other scientists. Students will investigate an area of research relevant to rehabilitation through critical analysis of problems related to basic sciences, clinical practice, or to development of theory.

The Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) is designed for working health professionals and to enhance interdisciplinary practice. Unlike traditional thesis-based research master’s programs, the MRSc is a combination of courses and a work- or practice-based research project. The MRSc allows you to obtain a master’s degree without interrupting your work.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) focuses on the discipline of rehabilitation sciences, the study of providing treatment and education to persons with temporary or permanent disability to return them to maximum function, well-being and personally-satisfying levels of independence.

 
 

Faculty Members in Rehabilitation Sciences

Name Research Interests
Backman, Catherine Occupational therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; activity disruption; arthritis; Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis; chronic illness; health & well-being; Lifestyle Determinants and Health; occupational balance; rehabilitation; social role participation
Barbic, Skye Occupational therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; assessment; community integration; health and well-being; Implementation Science; Individual Placement Support; measurement; Mental Health and Society; mental health; metrology; Patient Engagement; Rasch Measurement Theory; recovery; Supported Employment; youth
Boyd, Lara Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Physical therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; Learning; Learning and Memory; Motor System; Motor learning; Neurophysiology; Physiology; Plasticity / Neuronal Regeneration; stroke
Camp, Patricia Physical therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; E-health; Environment and Respiratory Diseases; Health Care Technologies; health services delivery; Indigneous health; Knowledge translation; Mixed methods; Mobility; Native Health; Physical Activity; pulmonary rehabilitation; rehabilitation; Rehabilitation Care and Services; Telemedicine
Campbell, Kristin Clinical oncology; Physical therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; Biomarkers; Breast Cancer; Exercise Physiology; oncology; physical function; Physiology; Quality of Life and Aging; rehabilitation
Eng, Janice Neurorehabilitation, spinal cord, brain
Forwell, Susan Neurological conditions and their impact on chosen occupations
Guenette, Jordan Respiratory diseases; Other biological sciences; Clinical exercise physiology; Cardiorespiratory physiology; Mechanisms and management of breathlessness and exercise intolerance; Chronic respiratory diseases
Holsti, Liisa Medical, health and life sciences; premature infants; neurodevelopment; stress; pain; measurement; technology transfer; sucrose; rehabilitation; pediatrics
Hunt, Michael Anthony Physical therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis; biomechanics; exercise; Joints (Articulations); musculoskeletal; Musculoskeletal Deformation; Neuromuscular Diseases; Orthoses and Prostheses; Physical Activity; rehabilitation
Huot, Suzanne Occupational therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; asylum seekers; bilingualism; community-engaged research; critical theory; francophone minority communities; francophones; french; Gender; immigration; intersectionality; Migration Studies; Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges; occupational science; Qualitative research; refugees; social inclusion; social integration
Jarus, Tal Occupational therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; Disciplinary education; art-based research; disabled practitioners;; Disabled students;; diversifying health and human service professions; Justice and equity in health professions
Li, Linda Physical therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis; digital media; E-health; Health Care Technologies; Health services research; Implementation Science; Knowledge translation; Patient/Public engagement; Patient help-seeking experiences; Patient self-management; rehabilitation; Rehabilitation Care and Services; Rehabilitation and lifestyle interventions in arthritis management; Shared decision-making
Liu-Ambrose, Teresa Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Physical therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; Age and Risk Factors; Cognitive Aging; Cognitive Neuropsychology of Aging; Fall prevention; Healthy Aging; Lifestyle Determinants and Health; Mobility; Physical Activity; rehabilitation; Sleep
Miller, William disabled people with respect to mobility (wheelchairs); influence of self-efficacy with respect to participation in daily activity, social activity and general quality of life especially among disabled adults and elderly; wheelchair prescription, performance and function; outcome measurement in health care, Use of power wheelchairs, fatigue, Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation
Mortenson, Ben Occupational therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; Accessibility; Assistive technology; Caregiving; Mobility; Outcome measures; Quality of Life and Aging; rehabilitation; Robotics; Social Aspects of Aging; Social participation; Spinal cord injury
Nimmon, Laura Occupational therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; Qualitative research; Health Professions Education; Chronic Diseases in Elderly; Chronic disease care; Collaborative pratice; End of life care; Families and Caregivers; Family and Care Givers; Health Care Organization; Interdisciplinary team communication; Interpersonal Communication; Palliative Care; Patient centered care; Power and Organization; Teamwork
Pollock, Courtney Neurosciences, biological and chemical aspects; Neurosciences, medical and physiological and health aspects; Physical therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; impact of neurological changes associated with aging, disease and injury on motor control; motor control of walking balance and balance reactions
Sakakibara, Brodie Clinical medicine; Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy; Gerontology; rehabilitation; Physical Activity; Physical Rehabilitation; Spinal cord injury; Stroke Rehabilitation; Chronic disease self-management and prevention; Telehealth in people with stroke and cardiovascular disease; Complex behavioural intervention development; Clinical trial methodologies; Participatory and patient-oriented research
Schmidt, Julia Occupational therapy; Trauma / Injuries; cognition; Neurological diseases; Cognitive impairment; neuroscience; rehabilitation; Self-awareness; Self-identity; Traumatic Brain Injury
Scott, Alexander Physical therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; musculoskeletal; Musculoskeletal Lesions and Repair; orthopaedics; physical therapy; physiotherapy; sports medicine
Virji-Babul, Naznin Concussion/mild traumatic brain injury, Developmental disabilities (Down’s syndrome), Developmental neuroscience (mirror neurons, perception-action coupling)
Whittaker, Jacqueline Physical therapy; Exercise counselling; Exercise therapy; Health care; Kinesiology; Knee injuries; Knee osteoarthritis; Low back pain; Osteoarthritis prevention; Physical Activity; physical therapy; rehabilitation; Sport injury prevention; sports medicine; Sports/exercise; Ultrasound Imaging; Wearable activity tracker; youth
Zwicker, Jill Occupational therapy; Rehabilitation medicine; Brain development; developmental coordination disorder; Infant / Child Development; Learning Disorders in Children; Motor System; neuroplasticity; Prematurity; rehabilitation
 
 

Student & Alumni Stories in Rehabilitation Sciences

Jill Zwicker

Alumni
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD)

Amy Kirkham

Alumni
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD)

Saori Ogura

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD)

Reid Mitchell

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD)

Shannon Lim

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD)

Gordon Tao

Student
Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (PhD)
 
 

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