We view health as a very broad concept that encompasses all aspects of a person’s life and his or her society. Health and health care are key priorities for Canadians and the various levels of government. Our graduate program involves researchers with expertise in areas that address key issues, such as healthy aging, health promotion, and child and youth health. We offer programs that address theoretical and practical aspects of health and rehabilitation, contributing to the evidence that supports efforts to understand and promote health and to assist individuals with disabilities to participate fully in their communities.
The program involves research that will contribute to the theoretical and practical knowledge of health and rehabilitation disciplines along with contributions to new, emerging aspects of health and rehabilitation that cross disciplinary boundaries. Our researchers span the continuum of health and rehabilitation areas from body systems to community organizations, giving students the opportunity to see the big picture and how their own work fits into that picture.
The program combines disciplinary foundations with multi-disciplinary breadth. The interdisciplinary nature of our program allows students to tailor their studies to specific interests. The depth and breadth of the fi elds of study allow us to offer a unique and innovative graduate program. The program offers study at both the master's and doctoral level. The Health & Rehabilitation Sciences program is a very exciting new opportunity for graduate studies at The University of Western Ontario – one that embraces students from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and offers tremendous career options to its graduates.