Program

Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences (MS)

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Take charge of revolutionary breakthroughs.

The Master of Science in Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences prepares students to take charge of revolutionary breakthroughs and innovative rehabilitation solutions – ultimately placing you in position for success.

Our program prepares students through revolutionary breakthroughs about how our bodies can work better.

This 12-month program focuses on innovative rehabilitation solutions through enhanced research and education around:

  • Biomechanics
  • Musculoskeletal disorders
  • Control of movement
  • Motor learning
  • Health and wellbeing through movement and design
  • Human-cybernetic system interactions
  • Neurorehabilitation of movement and function

State-of-the-art technology, a curriculum developed by industry professionals, and a robust variety of elective courses to round your knowledge and expertise; and empowering the next generation of scientists.

You will have a front row seat to cutting edge research in neuroscience, arthritis, physical activity, and occupational biomechanics.


This program is not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

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Degree types:
MS in Human Movement and Rehabilitation
Science

Study options:
– On campus with some options to take

classes online
– Full-time or part-time

Application deadlines:
August 1
December 6
(Priority Deadline)

GRE: Not required

Applicants accepted:
Domestic and International

Term Start: Fall only*

* Requests for a Spring start are considered on a case by case basis by the Program Director.

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Curriculum

Students must complete 32 credit hours of courses. These courses must be taken for a grade and cannot be taken pass/fail. They include 7 required courses, 2 electives, and a capstone. See below for sample details.

Sample Curriculum

*Curriculum subject to change.

See the course catalog for most up-to-date information.

Application Requirements

Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences accepts applications through June 1 2024 for Fall 2024 entry. Our priority deadline is December 6, 2023.

Applicants are required to have a Bachelor’s Degree — preferably in a technical, biological, or health sciences discipline.

What you need to submit in your application:

Academic transcript(s)

Statement of purpose

Resumé/CV

Two letters of reference

GRE optional

TOEFL score for international applicants

Applications to the program will be evaluated by an Admissions Committee comprised of members of the program’s core faculty and be accepted on a rolling basis. 

Learn more about how to apply.

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Got questions?

We welcome any questions you might have about our program. Please feel free to send general program inquiries and admissions-related questions to Elizabeth Holaday, the Program Manager.

Elizabeth Holaday

Program Manager Physical Therapy, Human Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences

Mathew Yarossi

PhD

Assistant Professor; Program Director, MS in Human Movement and Rehabilitation Sciences Physical Therapy, Human Movement, and Rehabilitation Sciences

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