The Master of Science degree in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with a concentration in Rehabilitation Technology (RT) is a one or two-year graduate program housed within the Department of Rehabilitation Science and Technology.
|44 credits (full or part-time)|
|1 - 2 years (3 - 5 terms, depending on full or part-time status and program track)|
|Program starts fall term only|
The RT curriculum covers basic science, engineering principles, assistive technology, pathology, policy and consumer advocacy. We also incorporate practical hands-on clinical and engineering design experiences into the curriculum to complement and demonstrate theoretical principles. The program presents a balance between a clinical rehabilitation preceptorship and practical engineering instruction.
The RT program offers thesis or scholarly paper options. It requires a minimum of one year (two 15-week semesters and a 6-week summer clinical internship) to complete. A typical plan of study includes a common set of core courses and some elective courses from an extensive choice of courses within and outside the program.
As part of the Master of Science curriculum, students are required to complete a 240-hour internship consisting of clinical or design rotations within community-based organizations, state agencies, hospitals/clinics or at manufacturers/providers.
Students have been placed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Rehabilitation Hospital; the Pittsburgh Children’s Rehabilitation Institute; the Community College of Allegheny County; HOPE Network; Accessible Home Automation LLC; Apria Healthcare; the Hiram G. Andrews Rehabilitation Center in Johnstown, Pa.; Permobil Corporate and Dynamic Controls Ltd. in New Zealand to name a few.