MS in Healthspan Promotion and Rehabilitation

Advance your knowledge of movement control and dysfunction

UIC’s Master of Science in Healthspan Promotion and Rehabilitation provides students with state-of-art knowledge in research design, measurement techniques, advances in healthspan promotion and rehabilitation, and critical appraisal of the evidence needed to support contemporary clinical practice.

Graduates are prepared to pursue careers as faculty, assume leadership positions in the clinical and community settings, and contribute to the development of a scholarly basis in healthspan promotion and rehabilitation.

Areas of research focus on numerous aspects of healthspan promotion and rehabilitation, including chronic disease prevention through healthy lifestyle as well as neurological, cardiovascular, pediatric, and orthopedic rehabilitation. Both treatment effectiveness and basic underlying mechanisms are addressed using quantitative and clinical measures.

Through coursework, research and mentorship, you’ll learn about the measurement of impairment, functional limitations and disability.

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Committed to innovation in health education, practice and research
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The Mexico Declaration for Circulatory Health
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1,250 historical publications according to Web of Science

Your career

Healthspan promotion and rehabilitation science professionals help patients recover from injuries or surgery. They also work with people with disabilities in fields like rehabilitation counseling or occupational therapy.

What can an MS in Healthspan Promotion and Rehabilitation do for your career?

  • Engage in scientifically based practice and team research
  • Take on leadership roles in the rehabilitation community
  • Entry-level positions in higher education teaching
  • Continue on to further graduate study

Learn from the best

  • Alex Aruin

    Alex Aruin

    Developing technologies for physical therapy and rehabilitation to injured and disabled individuals, and for training healthy people

  • Tanvi Bhatt

    Tanvi Bhatt

    Investigating perturbation-based assessment and training protocols for fall-risk reduction in community dwelling stroke survivors

  • Ross Arena

    Ross Arena

    Expert in healthspan promotion, cardiopulmonary physical therapy and exercise science

Understanding by doing

Our program allows you to choose between thesis, project, or coursework only curriculum. If you choose to pursue the thesis or project options, you’ll conduct independent research in an area of healthspan and rehabilitation sciences, working directly with a faculty mentor.  Your research findings are applied, tested, and evaluated.

Our students are active in research, present at national and international conferences, and publish in their field. When you join a research team, you’re involved at every level.

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See yourself at UIC PT!

Still wondering what an MS in Healthspan Promotion and Rehabilitation can do for you? Contact Erin Fagan and get your questions answered.

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