About Rehabilitation Science

student in a rehab science class.

Rehabilitation science is about helping people live healthier, more active and independent lives. The field encompasses several disciplines—including occupational therapy and physical therapy—devoted to optimizing the quality of life for people whose functional capabilities are limited due to injury, disease, age or disability.

Our department offers accredited professional programs in occupational therapy and physical therapy which have been recognized as among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of graduate schools. We also offer an interdisciplinary PhD program in rehabilitation science and an advanced certificate program in assistive technology.

  • 12/17/19
    Position yourself for career success with our interdisciplinary approach to coursework, research and service.
  • 7/3/18
    Develop your strengths in an environment that will both encourage and challenge you.
  • 5/14/21
    Students share their journeys to the study of rehabilitation science and to UB.
  • 4/14/21
    Graduates discuss how our degree programs prepared them for successful and rewarding careers.
  • 6/19/14
    Our faculty members are contributing to new knowledge in the field.
  • 9/7/21
    Your gift to one of the Department of Rehabilitation Science funds will offer encouragement and support to future UB occupational and physical therapy students.
  • 5/7/21
    Contact our department administration and program directors.