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The Fall 2024 application is closed.

Clinical Participation Requirements

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 and prerequisite science and math GPA of 2.5 (based on 4.0). 
    • Science and math GPA is calculated using scores from any course taken in the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Math including higher level classes. Repeated classes are averaged.
  • 60 credits are required to begin the program. Students who will have completed a minimum of 54 credits may be eligible.


Grade of C- (C for transfer), 3 credits minimum unless otherwise noted  

  • Foundations of Biology 1, BIOSC 0150
  • Foundations of Biology 1 Lab, BIOSC 0050, 0057 or 0058
  • General Chemistry 1 and Lab, CHEM 0110
  • Introduction to Physics, PHYS 0110
  • Introduction to Psychology, PSY 0010
  • Seminar in Composition*, 1 course
  • Writing Intensive, 1 course. ENGCMP 0440 or 0540 recommended.
  • Oral Communication, 1 course. COMMRC 0520 preferred; 0310, 0500, 0510, 0530 acceptable.
  • College Algebra, 1 course. MATH 0031 or higher math required. Exemption accepted.
  • Statistics, 1 course. STAT 0200, 1000 or 1100 required.
  • Diversity*, 1 course
  • Literature*, The Arts*, Creative Work* or Philosophical Thinking and Ethics*, 1 course
  • Social Sciences*, 1 course
  • Cross-Cultural Awareness*, Global Issues* or Specific Geographic Region*, 1 course. ANTH 0780 recommended.

*See the DSAS Catalog.  

Prerequisite Worksheet

Application Requirements

  • Complete the application by the March 1, 2024 deadline. Applications may be submitted while prerequisite coursework is in progress.
  • Submit a personal statement that describes how your lived experiences have inspired your interest in a health care field. Your statement should reveal your personality, values, character, and creativity, and describe how those experiences would promote equity, diversity, inclusion and a sense of belonging for future patients and colleagues in your chosen field. Essays should be approximately 500-750 words in length and single or 1.5 spaced.
  • Submit a resume that includes professional experience (positions held, internships, research, clinical observations), volunteer/community service, leadership, and experiences that highlight your commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.

Please note that admission to the program is competitive. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee admission.

Additional Information

Students planning to apply to graduate professional programs in health sciences are recommended to complete most of the prerequisite courses for those graduate programs (e.g. Physics II, Biology II, Chemistry II, etc.) prior to admission to the Rehabilitation Science program. Anatomy and Physiology (prerequisites for many professional health science programs) are included in the Rehabilitation Science curriculum.