What to Expect

Thinking about joining our program? Find out what you can expect as a student at UIC.

Thesis

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

Project

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

Coursework-only

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 youve have command of the body of knowledge expected of a graduate of the Master of Science in rehabilitation sciences program.

The comprehensive examination will be waived if you obtains an average grade of B or better in the core courses PT 505 and PT 506.

PT 505 Advances in Rehabilitation Sciences I 3 hours
PT 506 Advances in Rehabilitation Sciences II 3 hours
A graduate-level statistics course (e.g. AHS 511EPSY 505) 4 hours
A research methods course (e.g. PT 563NURS 573) 3-4 hours

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).

Fall

PT 503 2018 Analysis of Motor Development 3 hours
PT 504 2017 Assessment Developmental Processes in Infancy 2 hours
PT 521 2018 Biomechanics of Locomotor Dysfunction 3 hours
PT 580 2017 Advanced Clinical Reasoning in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy I: Extremities 2 hours
PT 595 2017,
2018
Seminar in Rehabilitation Sciences 1 hour

Spring

PT 502 2017 Measuring Motor Development and Function 3 hours
PT 510 2018,
2020
Control of Posture and Locomotion 2 hours
PT 562 2018,
2020
Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation 2 hours
PT 563 2018,
2020
Research Methods in Rehabilitation Sciences 3 hours
PT 571 2017 Biomechanics of Normal and Abnormal Movement 3 hours
PT 581 2017 Advanced Clinical Reasoning in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy II: Spine 2 hours
PT 591 2017 Teaching: Approaches and Strategies 2 hours
PT 591 2017 Theatre in Clinical Practice 3 hours
PT 591 2017 Upstream Prevention: Epidemiology, Economics and Policy 3 hours
PT 592 2017 Health and Wellness Academy 3 hours
PT 595 2017,
2018
Seminar in Rehabilitation Sciences 1 hour