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Welcome to the School of Rehabilitation Science

Message from the Vice-Dean, Dina Brooks

Welcome to McMaster University’s School of Rehabilitation Science

The School of Rehabilitation Science has been offering innovative problem-based programs in Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy for over 30 years and, most recently, launched a new program in Speech-Language Pathology. A key strength of the clinical rehabilitation programs is our partnership with the community to ensure the programs are at the leading edge of clinical practice.

Building on our reputation for innovative education and research, the School of Rehabilitation Science offers a thesis Master degree; an online course-based Master degree, and a PhD in Rehabilitation Science. These programs are supported by our talented researchers who are internationally renowned. Students in our Rehabilitation Science thesis and course-based programs continue to receive highly competitive and prestigious scholarships and awards.

We also offer a Master of Health Management, an online innovative program in collaboration with the DeGroote School of Business. This part-time or full-time distance degree uses the latest online teaching techniques with two short, intensive onsite residency periods to deliver the program. Experts with experience in academia, industry, business and government assist the students in developing the skills needed to solve complex health-care problems.

Our programs have an international reputation for promoting excellence in clinical practice, research and management. The small group interactive nature of our educational programs allows graduates to gain skills in collaboration and communication that are foundational to successful careers.

I encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our innovative educational programs, accomplished faculty and outstanding research. If you require additional information, please connect with us


The School of Rehabilitation Science aims to provide exemplary educational programs for students in occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech-language pathology, rehabilitation science and health management. The School will contribute to the advancement of health care in general and rehabilitation science in particular through excellence in collaborative research and service initiatives.


The School of Rehabilitation Science aims to provide outstanding leadership in rehabilitation science at the national and international levels through continued expansion of innovation in education and research as well as increased commitment to service partnerships with clients and rehabilitation providers.

Institute for Applied Health Sciences

We are located in the Institute of Applied Health Sciences on the central campus of McMaster University. Along with faculty, administrative and research space, The Institute houses much of the classroom and teaching laboratory space used by our three educational programs.

Institute for Applied Health Sciences - Building


Stay Involved!

At the School of Rehabilitation Science, we hope that you will stay involved with our programs, faculty and students. Through our Newsletters, you can learn more about events within the School. We also welcome your continued involvement with the School as a member of the rehabilitation science and FHS alumni branch, as a tutor within our educational programs, or in providing a fieldwork placement for our students.

If you are interested in any of these activities, please let us know: rehab@mcmaster.ca  

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