This major is a program that focuses on human function, disability, and rehabilitation from the perspectives of the health sciences, social sciences, psychology, engineering, and related fields.
Includes instruction in psychological, social, and cultural aspects of disability and rehabilitation; sensory and motor function and dysfunction; biomechanics and kinesiology; assistive technology; rehabilitation instrumentation and methodology; statistics; and health and rehabilitation policy.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Rehabilitation Science Major (use the College Search feature and enter "rehabilitation science" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
What can you do with a major/degree in Medical and Allied Health Professions? Learn more on the Careers/Jobs/Internships in the Health Professions and Related Programs page.
What can you do with a major/degree in Rehabilitation Science Major?
With a major in Rehabilitation Science, you are most likely focused on a career as either a therapist or scientist. With a bachelor’s or master’s degree, the options include (generally) rehabilitation therapist, occupational therapist, rehabilitation scientist, and rehabilitation specialist. In the therapy role, you will work with clients/patients and their disabilities, injuries, and illnesses. On the scientific side, there are research opportunities relative to design and development of rehabilitation techniques and programs.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Rehabilitation Science Major
Professional associations are groups of professionals dedicated to topics in specific fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
Publications/Magazines in Rehabilitation Science Major