University of Alberta - Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
2J200 Walter C Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
Edmonton, AB
Canada T6G 2R7

Rehabilitation Science

Program Information
Faculty: Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
Degree: Doctorate
Field of Study: Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Description The PhD in Rehabilitation Science (PhD RS) program is designed for future academics, graduate students who are preparing themselves for teaching and research careers in rehabilitation science or related fields. Interested applicants will include clinicians in the professions of rehabilitation medicine (occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology, and audiology), physical medicine (physiatry and orthopedics), biomechanical and electrical engineers with special interests in rehabilitation technologies and assistive devices; persons interested in health care ethics, clinical service delivery and program management; persons interested in developmental issues across the life span; and individuals with special interest in spinal disorders, to name a few. The PhD RS program trains doctoral students to understand the theoretical bases of rehabilitation science, to identify areas in which theoretical foundations are still required, and to design and conduct research investigations aimed at answering those theoretical questions. It will provide breadth and depth of knowledge in each student's chosen area of specialization. Normally, students select one of the aspects of rehabilitation science described among the research interests listed by the individual graduate faculty members as the focus of their dissertation research. Preliminary contact with individual faculty members is encouraged to establish shared research interests and compatible views of the teaching/learning relationship.
Website: Rehabilitation Science at University of Alberta - Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
Course Based? Yes
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:
Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%): 75
Test Scores:
  • Graduate Record Examination
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 85] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 60]

Applicants may also take a PTE with a minimum score of 59 in order to prove their English proficiency.

Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Letter(s) of Reference
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Research Interests
References from three individuals should be knowledgeable about the applicant's academic achievements, research capabilities, and potential.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Last Updated: July 17, 2015