Bachelor of Science
As a Rehabilitation Science major, you’ll prepare for graduate studies in athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician's assistant, medicine, or one of many other fields while gaining a strong foundation in orthopedics and working one-on-one with professionals. Students who graduate from this program will not be eligible to take the Board of Certification (BOC) exam to become a Certified Athletic Trainer.
Please note: In May 2021 the Athletic Therapy major was renamed Rehabilitation Sciences. Alongside this change, the program curriculum was also revised (see Course Layout below). Therefore, any undeclared students who are interested in this degree field should declare Rehabilitation Sciences as their major and pursue this new program of study. Students who declared Athletic Therapy as their major prior to May 2021 will be allowed to continue the former curriculum of the Athletic Therapy program. These students will have until Summer 2025 to fulfill the graduation requirements. After that time, the Athletic Therapy program will expire and any remaining Athletic Therapy majors will automatically be transitioned to Rehabilitation Sciences majors.
- Our bachelor’s degree in Rehabilitation Sciences is a pre-professional program, designed to help you prepare for your graduate degree
- Flexible course delivery formats are available in a face-to-face settings, online or through independent study
- Learn from our experienced instructors who thoroughly understand the industry
- Our graduates report high rates of satisfaction with the curriculum and program
The Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Sciences will focus on core competencies that will help guide you into grad school including:
- Emergency Care
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Critical and creative thinking
- Orthopedic assessments
- Therapeutic modalities
- Therapeutic rehabilitation
- Healthcare management
- Patient care
As a Bachelor of Science graduate in Rehabilitation Sciences, you'll be able to proceed to graduate school in a variety of areas, such as:
- Athletic Training (AT)
- Physical Therapy (PT)
- Occupational Therapy (OT)
- Physician's Assistant programs (PA)
- Pre-Medical (MD)
The average starting salary for this degree varies greatly depending on location, experience level and choice of employment.
before you begin, get to know what courses will be required for this degree
The following courses must be completed before being admitted to Rehabilitation Sciences program:
- HTHS 1101: Medical Terminology (2)
- HTHS 1110 LS: Integrated Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4) and HTHS 1111: Integrated Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4) OR ZOOL 2100: Human Anatomy (4) and ZOOL 2200 LS: Human Physiology (4)
- RHS 1550: Introduction to Rehabilitation Sciences (2)
- RHS 2175: Introduction to Sports Medicine (3)
- RHS 2890: Introduction to Cooperative Work Experience (1)
RHS 1300: First Aid Responding to Emergencies (2) OR RHS 2300: Emergency Response (3) OR PAR 1000/1001: Emergency Medical Technician and Lab (6)
- RHS 3080: Evidence Based Practice for Rehabilitation Sciences (3)
- RHS 3300: Evaluation and Care of Musculoskeletal Injuries-Lower Extremities (3)
- RHS 3301: Evaluation and Care of Musculoskeletal Injuries-Upper Extremities (3)
- RHS 4150: Therapeutic Modalities for Rehabilitation Science majors (3)
- RHS 4250: Rehabilitation for Rehabilitation Science majors (3)
- RHS 4650: Management for Rehabilitation Science Majors (3)
- RHS 4890 INT: Cooperative Work Experience (1-6) (Minimum of 3 credits required)
Check out our RHS course rotations, so you know in advanced what will be offered and when.
Required Support Courses
- CHEM 1010 PS: Introductory Chemistry (3) OR CHEM 1110 PS: Elementary Chemistry OR (5) CHEM 1200: Preparation for College Chemistry (3)
- ESS 3450: Structural Kinesiology (3)
- PSY 1010 SS: Introductory Psychology (3)
- NUTR 1020 LS SUS: Science and Application of Human Nutrition (3)
- ZOOL 1010 LS: Animal Biology (3) OR ZOOL 1020 LS: Human Biology (3) OR ZOOL 1110 LS: Principles of Zoology (4)
PHYS 1010 PS: Elementary Physics (3) OR PHYS 2010 PS: College Physics I (5) and PHYS 2019: College Physics I Lab (0)
Recommended Electives for ALL Students
- RHS 3505: Standardized Patient Training (3)
- RHS 4800: Individual Projects (1-4)
- RHS 4999: Special Topics in Rehabilitation Sciences (3)
- RHS 3200: Psychology of Sport, Injury and Rehabilitation (3)
To see recommended electives for your specific track, head to our advising page.
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