Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation Sciences (GCRS)
This interdisciplinary, online certificate is targeted to occupational therapists, physical therapists, and other health professionals who want to update their knowledge and skills to better meet the demands of the current health care environment. The program provides useable, evidence-based skills for the rehabilitation workplace. Each course draws on the research and rehabilitation practice experience of those currently shaping the field.
The certificate is delivered entirely online (no classes on campus or summer residences). It is designed to allow practicing health professionals to continue their studies with minimal disruption to your work.
Please note, the GCR is not an entry-level credential for rehabilitation in Canada or other countries; that is, completing the program does not mean you are eligible to practice as a health professional. The GCR is an advanced certificate for health professionals already working in rehabilitation who have a minimum of three (3) years of work experience practicing in their profession in a health care setting. Current or past experience needs to include having your own caseload, and assessing and treating patients independently.
The GCR program consists of five courses that give participants the opportunity to develop the essential knowledge and skills required for best practice in rehabilitation. Each course draws on the research and rehabilitation practice experience of those currently shaping the field. Each course is 13 weeks long and is offered in either the Fall (September-December) or Winter (January-April) sessions. Some courses are also offered in the late Spring session (April-July).
Applicants must be practicing health professionals in regulated health or human services disciplines who have a minimum of three (3) years of rehabilitation work experience in a health care setting where they have their own caseload, and assess and treat patients independently. Experience is not limited by setting and may include community/home health practice, private practice, hospital-based, industry, schools, rehabilitation centres, etc.
Proof of eligibility to practice in your discipline in your province/country (i.e. photocopy of current membership certificate and registration number in a college or agency that regulates practice in your discipline).