Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc)

Overview

The online Master of Rehabilitation Science (MRSc) is designed for working health professionals who wish to gain the knowledge to impact care and shape future practice.

You will learn how to:

  • design and execute knowledge translation plans to change outdated practices.
  • develop and deliver education programs for patients, and/or to equip colleagues with the knowledge and skills to improve care.
  • facilitate interprofessional reasoning for improved decision making.
  • plan and lead programs with change management strategies to quicken improvements and decrease costs.
  • choose effective methods to evaluate patient and program outcomes.
  • And much more based on your interests.

Unlike traditional thesis-based research master's programs, the MRSc offers a course-based degree or the option of combining courses and a work- or practice-based research project.

You can complete the MRSc degree while working full-time. This prevents any loss of income while pursuing graduate studies. Most learners choose to complete the degree within three to five years part-time. You can graduate in one year if you study full-time.

Please note, the MRSc is not an entry-level credential for rehabilitation practice in Canada or other countries: that is, completing the program does not enable you to practice as a health professional. The MRSc is an advanced degree for health professionals already working in rehabilitation.

What makes the program unique?

The UBC MRSc program was one of the first online post professional degree programs designed for rehabilitation health professionals in Canada. The program is designed with working rehabilitation professionals in mind, offering fully online courses and flexible learning with full or part-time study options. The program has over a decade of evidence demonstrating:

  • Practical learning that’s applied immediately to practice & benefits workplaces;
  • Confidence gained as research & leadership skills develop and evidence informs practice,
  • Revitalized careers and opportunities for growth and new directions;
  • Connections with professionals around the world;
  • Inter-professional learning fostering collaboration;
  • Accessible learning that fits busy lives and careers

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Rehabilitation Science
Mode of delivery
Online / Distance (100%)
Registration options
Full or Part-time
Specialization
Rehabilitation Sciences
Program Components
Coursework + Major Project/Essay required

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Research Information

Research Focus

The focus of MRSc learners’ research is to explore issues impacting practice in the workplace.

Past students have pursued diverse areas of research, including:

- Parents’ experiences of role negotiation in family-centred care;
- Identifying an effective education and learning model for clinicians;
- Comparison of diagnosis and recommended care by a physiotherapist and orthopaedic surgeon;
- Admission, discharge, and follow-up support in dementia units;
- Parents’ and caregivers’ perceived stroke education needs in inpatient rehabilitation

Application Notes

For more application information please revisit the MRSc Requirements section on our website. It is advised that you have the MRSc Application Process page open as you are completing the application.

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

108
26
28
26
23

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.5
7.0
7.0
7.0
7.0

Prior degree requirements

Completion of a recognized four-year baccalaureate degree in a health profession from an accredited academic institution, or a UBC-recognized equivalent, that qualifies you to provide health services to patients or clients in a rehabilitation health care setting.

Other Requirements

Applicants must be practicing health professionals in a 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.

Deadline Details

Application Deadline

Deadline to submit online application. No changes can be made to the application after submission.

Transcript Deadline

Deadline to upload scans of official transcripts through the applicant portal in support of a submitted application. Information for accessing the applicant portal will be provided after submitting an online application for admission.

Referee Deadline

Deadline for the referees identified in the application for admission to submit references. See Letters of Reference for more information.

September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
01 October 2018
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 30 April 2019
Transcript Deadline: 15 May 2019
Referee Deadline: 15 May 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 30 April 2019
Transcript Deadline: 15 May 2019
Referee Deadline: 15 May 2019

January 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 May 2019
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019
Transcript Deadline: 15 October 2019
Referee Deadline: 15 October 2019
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 30 September 2019
Transcript Deadline: 15 October 2019
Referee Deadline: 15 October 2019

September 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 October 2019
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020
Transcript Deadline: 15 May 2020
Referee Deadline: 15 May 2020
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 30 April 2020
Transcript Deadline: 15 May 2020
Referee Deadline: 15 May 2020

January 2021 Intake

Application Open Date
01 May 2020
Canadian Applicants
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020
Transcript Deadline: 15 October 2020
Referee Deadline: 15 October 2020
International Applicants
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020
Transcript Deadline: 15 October 2020
Referee Deadline: 15 October 2020

Funding Sources

The MRSc is a part-time professional degree program for practicing health professionals, therefore no scholarships or bursaries are available.

Career Options

The MRSc degree prepares learners for further professional opportunities and roles, such as: expert practitioner, clinical educator, practice lead, healthcare manage, or consultant in program evaluation.

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$104.00$168.25
Tuition *
Tuition per credit$426.61$447.90
Other Fees and Costs
Student FeesVary
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

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September 2019 Intake

Application Open Date
01 October 2018
Canadian Applicant Deadline
30 April 2019
International Applicant Deadline
30 April 2019

January 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 May 2019
Canadian Applicant Deadline
30 September 2019
International Applicant Deadline
30 September 2019

September 2020 Intake

Application Open Date
01 October 2019
Canadian Applicant Deadline
30 April 2020
International Applicant Deadline
30 April 2020

January 2021 Intake

Application Open Date
01 May 2020
Canadian Applicant Deadline
30 September 2020
International Applicant Deadline
30 September 2020

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