MS in Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago
The Master of Science in Rehabilitation Sciences prepares practicing professionals for leadership roles in health-related disciplines. The program's courses develop:
- advanced knowledge of movement control and the basis for movement dysfunction,
- skills in measurement of impairment, functional limitations, and disability,
- skills in research on movement dysfunction and the outcomes of rehabilitation, and oral and written communication skills.
The program culminates in a research thesis or project on a topic of interest. A course-work-only option is also available. Graduates of the program are prepared to engage in scientifically based musculoskeletal or neurologic research, entry-level teaching, or graduate study at the doctoral level.
Graduate students in rehabilitation sciences have access to faculty mentors with a wide variety of backgrounds in both basic and clinical sciences. In addition, there are dozens of specialized clinical facilities in the Chicago metropolitan area with which the department maintains clinical affiliation agreements. Departmental laboratory facilities include a movement science laboratory, a clinical gait and motion analysis laboratory, a vascular laboratory, and a neurolocomotion laboratory.