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

Name Research Interests
Backman, Catherine Lifestyle Determinants and Health, Rehabilitation, Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis, occupational balance, activity disruption, social role participation, arthritis, chronic illness, health & well-being, Occupational therapy
Barbic, Skye Mental Health and Society, mental health, measurement, recovery, community integration, Rasch Measurement Theory, Implementation Science, Patient Engagement, Supported Employment, Individual Placement Support, assessment, health and well-being, metrology, Occupational therapy, youth
Boyd, Lara Plasticity / Neuronal Regeneration, Stroke, Learning and Memory, Physiology, Motor learning, Motor System, Learning, Neurophysiology
Camp, Patricia Rehabilitation, Environment and Respiratory Diseases, Native Health, Rehabilitation Care and Services, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Mobility, Health Care Technologies, Telemedicine, pulmonary rehabilitation, health services delivery, Indigneous health, Mixed methods, Knowledge translation, Physical Activity, E-health
Campbell, Kristin Breast Cancer, Rehabilitation, Physiology, Quality of Life and Aging, Exercise Physiology, physical function, oncology, Biomarkers
Eng, Janice Neurorehabilitation, spinal cord, brain
Forwell, Susan Neurological conditions and their impact on chosen occupations
Guenette, Jordan exercise physiology, respiratory physiology, respiratory diseases, sport performance
Holsti, Liisa premature infants, neurodevelopment, stress, pain, measurement, technology transfer, sucrose, rehabilitation, pediatrics
Hunt, Michael Anthony Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis, Joints (Articulations), Musculoskeletal Deformation, Neuromuscular Diseases, Orthoses and Prostheses, Rehabilitation, biomechanics, musculoskeletal, Physical Activity, exercise
Huot, Suzanne Migrations, Populations, Cultural Exchanges, occupational science, Migration Studies, immigration, refugees, asylum seekers, intersectionality, francophone minority communities, francophones, bilingualism, french, community-engaged research, Qualitative research, critical theory, social inclusion, social integration, Gender
Jarus, Tal diversifying health and human service professions, Disabled students;, disabled practitioners;, art-based research
Li, Linda Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Care and Services, Health Care Technologies, Patient help-seeking experiences, Shared decision-making, Patient self-management, E-health, Rehabilitation and lifestyle interventions in arthritis management, Health services research, Patient Engagement, Knowledge translation, Implementation Science, digital media
Liu-Ambrose, Teresa Age and Risk Factors, Mobility, Cognitive Neuropsychology of Aging, Lifestyle Determinants and Health, Rehabilitation, Healthy Aging, Fall prevention, Cognitive Aging, Sleep, Physical Activity
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 Quality of Life and Aging, Social Aspects of Aging, Mobility, Rehabilitation, Accessibility, Assistive technology, Occupational therapy, Caregiving, Social participation, Spinal cord injury, Outcome measures, Robotics
Nimmon, Laura Interpersonal Communication, Family and Care Givers, Palliative Care, Chronic Diseases in Elderly, Health Care Organization, Power and Organization, Adult Education and Continuing Education, Health Professions Education, Qualitative research, Interdisciplinary team communication, Patient centered care, Chronic disease care, End of life care, Collaborative pratice, Teamwork, Families and Caregivers, Adult education
Pollock, Courtney motor control of walking balance and balance reactions, impact of neurological changes associated with aging, disease and injury on motor control
Sakakibara, Brodie 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
Scott, Alexander Musculoskeletal Lesions and Repair, musculoskeletal, sports medicine, physiotherapy, physical therapy, orthopaedics
Virji-Babul, Naznin Concussion/mild traumatic brain injury, Developmental disabilities (Down’s syndrome), Developmental neuroscience (mirror neurons, perception-action coupling)
Zwicker, Jill Infant / Child Development, Motor System, Rehabilitation, Prematurity, Learning Disorders in Children, developmental coordination disorder, Brain development, neuroplasticity

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Jill Zwicker

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Amy Kirkham

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Saori Ogura

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Reid Mitchell

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Shannon Lim

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Gordon Tao

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