Enriching lives through research, education and rehabilitation

Rehabilitation science relates to human functioning in health, disease and disability in the current social, political, physical and healthcare environments. Broad expertise in this arena is the basis for excelling in a number of health-related fields.

UIC’s College of Applied Health Sciences is uniquely positioned to offer interdisciplinary programs in rehabilitation science. We tap in to the research and education expertise of the departments in the college to provide innovative and experiential learning built on the latest research in the area.

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Rehabilitation Sciences Degrees

Rehabilitation science focus on human function, disability, and rehabilitation from the perspectives of the health sciences, social sciences, psychology and assistive technology.​ We emphasize experiential learning to make sure all of our students are fully prepared to go on to be leaders in the field.
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BS in Rehabilitation Sciences On Campus Learn about the nature, scope and principles of rehabilitation in treating people who experience injury, illness or disability. UIC’s Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences prepares you for advanced education in the rehabilitation professions and future careers in health care. Apply
PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences On Campus Become a researcher, educator, or scientist-practitioner skilled at conducting research in rehabilitation-oriented settings Apply

What makes us great

  • Physical therapy professor Alexander Aruin working in lab on shoe insole

    Harry G. Knecht Movement Science Laboratory

    Focusing on the study of rehabilitation while providing training for graduate students interested in motor control, biomedical engineering and motor rehabilitation

  • Michelle Bulanda head shot

    Michelle Bulanda

    Pediatric rehabilitation and early intervention expert

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    Brain Plasticity Laboratory

    Aiming to understand the changes in the human brain that occurs as a result of injury, functional recovery and motor rehabilitation

  • Alexander Aruin's head shot

    Alexander Aruin

    Developing new technologies for training healthy people and for providing rehabilitation to injured and disabled individuals.

  • Nuts and berries on a wooden surface

    Entrepreneurial spirit

    Our students apply what they learn in the classroom to develop products that make a difference in the real world.

  • Jane Marone

    Jane Marone

    Examining postural control, specifically as it relates to falls in older adults

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