Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

With research-based program offerings at both the master’s and PhD levels, Western’s graduate program in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences (HRS) combines disciplinary foundations with multidisciplinary breadth, providing students with an opportunity to explore issues related to health and wellness across nine fields of study and from a variety of perspectives.

Students in HRS programs work closely with world-class researchers from across the Faculty of Health Sciences’ six schools, leveraging their expertise to think strategically about health-related issues facing people around the world. The program’s flexible nature allows students to engage in research and course-based learning that will help them achieve personalized academic goals. Students in both the master’s and PhD programs apply and are admitted to one specific field, though opportunities exist to create a program of study that incorporates courses from additional fields.

The unique nature of the programs in HRS also allows exceptional students to pursue a clinical master’s degree in one of four areas of rehabilitation (Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy or Speech-Language Pathology) while expanding their knowledge and pursuing a PhD in a field of study related to their clinical training. 

The Government of Canada recently announced a cap on new study permits. We have been assured that this cap will not affect incoming Master’s or Doctoral applicants.

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Master's/PhD Programs


(Students are admitted to one specific field of study.)