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Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science

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The Undergraduate Program in Rehabilitation Science (RS) prepares students for graduate education in medicine, occupational therapy, physical therapy, rehabilitation counseling, rehabilitation technology, wellness and human performance, physician assistant studies, prosthetics and orthotics, and other areas of health care.

Students interested in applying to graduate programs in SHRS are especially encouraged to apply the program, which will introduce them to many of the faculty who teach in these clinical graduate programs.

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The undergraduate degree in Rehabilitation Science, consisting of 60 credits of major-related coursework in addition to the 60 prerequisite credits needed to enter the program, equips students with the necessary knowledge to pursue graduate education in many health science or health care fields.

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Admission into the Rehabilitation Science undergraduate program requires that students have a minimum 2.5 GPA in their first two years of undergraduate classes and have completed all of the prerequisite general education and science classes prior to entry, among other criteria. 

Students studying inside the Cathedral of Learning


The Rehabilitation Science program curriculum features elective and core courses including classes in human anatomy & physiology, neuroscience, research methodology and global citizenship. 

Cathedral of Learning


The undergraduate program in Rehabilitation Science students offers three certificates to prepare students for several professional disciplines.