This graduate certificate prepares students to apply research and statistical techniques to the study of the enabling–disabling process. The Institute of Medicine defines rehabilitation science as a field of study that encompasses basic and applied aspects of the health sciences, social sciences, and engineering. It is the melding of knowledge from several disciplines to understand the fundamental nature of the enabling–disabling process.
Students will acquire competencies in the following areas:
- rehabilitation and recovery framework
- research design and methodology
- conduct of applied rehabilitation research
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This graduate certificate may be pursued on a full or part-time basis.
Admission to this certificate requires a bachelor's degree in a discipline related to health sciences from an accredited institution of higher education with a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the last 60 credits. Such fields include, but are not limited to:
- health science
- physical therapy
- occupational therapy
Applicants must meet the admission standards and application requirements specified in Graduate Admissions and must apply using the Application for Graduate Admission. Applications are considered for the fall semester only. The application process is competitive. For application deadlines and detailed application requirements please refer to the CHHS Admissions website. Late applications will be considered on a space-available basis.
A maximum of 3 credits in equivalent coursework taken at another college or university may be applied toward the certificate.
For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.
Total credits: 15
To earn the certificate, students must earn a minimum GPA of 3.00 in the 15 credits of coursework outlined below, with no more than 3 credits with a grade of C.
|RHBS 650||Foundations of Rehabilitation Science||3|
|RHBS 710||Applied Physiology I||3|
|RHBS 711||Applied Physiology II||3|
|Select six credits from the following:||6|
|Clinical Exercise Physiology|
|Scientific Basis for Pain and Fatigue|
|Psychosocial Aspects of Rehabilitation|
|Research Design and Methods I|
|Research Design and Methods II|
|Behavior Change in Chronic Illness|
|Biobehavioral Aspects of Health|
|Principles of Clinical Trials|
|Applied Physiology: Cardiorespiratory|
|Metabolic Basis of Disability|
|Movement Control and Learning|
|Physiology of Clinical Exercise Interventions|
|Movement Disorders: Etiology, Assessment, and Analyses|
|Aging and Health Behavior|
|Rehabilitation Efficacy and Effectiveness Research|
Other courses taken with prior approval of the department