What to Expect
Thinking about joining our program? You choose your track and proceed at your own pace. That’s how you determine what to expect.
How long does it take to complete the MS RS program — how many semesters?
The MS Rehab Sciences is a self-paced program, but at most it would be full-time. The whole program is generally completed in 2 years and there are no summer classes. (You could be doing independent work during the summer, however.) It depends on your track and your pace to calculate the course load per semester.
Students usually take 11-14 credits per semester. Much depends on whether or not you choose to register for research credits during the summer semesters. Courses are not available over the summer term. Your track and your pace are the deciding factors.
In the thesis track, you’re required to take 14 hours in PT 598 in addition to 10 hours of elective courses.
- Coursework: 22 credit hours
- Thesis: 14 credit hours
Total: 36 credit hours
In the project track, you’re required to take 9 hours of PT 597 in addition to 15 hours of elective courses.
- Coursework: 27 credit hours
- Project: 9 credit hours
Total: 36 credit hours
In the coursework-only track, you’re required to take 27 hours of elective courses.
- Coursework: 39 credit hours
Total: 39 credit hours
The written comprehensive examination requirement assures that you have command of the body of knowledge expected of a graduate of the Master of Science in rehabilitation sciences program.
The number of hours and choice of electives will vary according to the program option chosen and will be guided by student’s area of interest in consultation with the advisor (e.g., PT 503, PT 510, PT 511, and PT 562).
|PT 503||2018, 2020||Analysis of Motor Development||3 hours|
|PT 504||2019, 2021||Assessment Developmental Processes in Infancy||2 hours|
|PT 521||2018||Biomechanics of Locomotor Dysfunction||3 hours|
|PT 533||2018, 2019||Neuromuscular Dysfunction I||3 hours|
|PT 573||2018||Instrumentation for Rehabilitation Sciences Research||3 hours|
|PT 592||2018||Health and Wellness Academy||3 hours|
|PT 595||2018, 2019, 2020||Seminar in Rehabilitation Sciences||1 hour|
|PT 502||2019, 2021||Measuring Motor Development and Function||3 hours|
|PT 510||2020||Control of Posture and Locomotion||2 hours|
|PT 529||2019, 2020||Science in Practice Seminar I||3 hours|
|PT 534||2019||Neuromuscular Dysfunction II||3 hours|
|PT 562||2020||Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation||2 hours|
|PT 563||2020||Research Methods in Rehabilitation Sciences||3 hours|
|PT 571||2019*||Biomechanics of Normal and Abnormal Movement||3 hours|
|PT 573||2020||Instrumentation for Rehabilitation Sciences Research||3 hours|
|PT 591||2019||Teaching: Approaches and Strategies||2 hours|
|PT 592||2019||Health and Wellness Academy||3 hours|
|PT 595||2019, 2020||Seminar in Rehabilitation Sciences||1 hour|