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.

  • Why Choose RS at UB?
    Position yourself for career success with our interdisciplinary approach to coursework, research and service.
  • Our Philosophy and Approach
    Develop your strengths in an environment that will encourage and challenge you.
  • Our Students
    Students share their journeys to the study of rehabilitation science and to UB.
  • Our Alumni
    Graduates discuss how our degree programs prepared them for successful and rewarding careers.
  • Alpha Eta Honor Society
    The National Scholastic Honor Society for the Allied Health Professions
  • Give Today
    Your gift to one of the Department of Rehabilitation Science funds will offer encouragement and support to future UB occupational and physical therapy students.
  • Contact Us
    Contact our department administration and program directors.