About

Rehabilitation science is an interdisciplinary field dedicated to understanding human function and participation and its relationship to health and well-being. Those who work in the field of rehabilitation will focus on assisting individuals and populations to recover from or adapt to disability. The Department of Rehabilitation Science is dedicated to nurturing the scholastic development, respect for dignity, ethical behavior, passion for advocacy, and professionalism of future rehabilitation practitioners.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Rehabilitation Science is to offer evidence-based educational programs that prepare graduates to serve their communities in healthcare jobs that will decrease the effects of disability for individuals and populations while enhancing health and well-being, quality of life, and independence.

Vision

The vision of the Department of Rehabilitation Science is to advance the field of rehabilitation through excellence in clinical practice, education, and community service.

The Department of Rehabilitation Science currently offers a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science and an Associate of Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant. In May 2024, the Department of Rehabilitation Science will also begin a bridge program for currently licensed Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants to earn a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy degree.