Rehabilitation Sciences

Contact Information: 
Campus Location: 516 Applied Health Sciences Building (AHSB), 1919 West Taylor 
Main Office: (312) 996-2079, Program Office: (312) 996-2073 

Administration: 
Director of Undergraduate Studies, Michelle Bulanda, PT, DPT, DSc, PCS

This program is a unique integration of the research and educational expertise of departments in the College of Applied Health Sciences: Biomedical and Health Information Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Kinesiology and Nutrition, and Disability and Human Development. The integration of the offerings and talent from these programs allows the college to offer a high-quality, comprehensive rehabilitation undergraduate degree including elements of anatomy, physiology, disability studies, assistive technology, restorative and supportive therapies, healthcare administrative skills, and issues such as health informatics and health ethics. The program offers required courses in: basic concepts of rehabilitation sciences, anatomy and physiology, statistics and research methods, psychology, ethics, medical terminology, rehabilitation case management, assistive technology, social construction and cultural production of disability, and health informatics. The degree also offers additional relevant courses from college programs as selectives and electives, as well as experiential learning, internship, research, and interprofessional experiences.