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.