Rehabilitation Science

Rehabilitation Science Concentration

Are you interested in a profession in a rehabilitation field? Are you interested in going to graduate school for fields that are in high demand?

The Rehabilitation Science concentration is ideal for individuals who are interested in pursuing advanced degrees in athletic training, occupational therapy, or physical therapy. These careers require a graduate degree and the Rehabilitation Science concentration provides an opportunity for students to meet pre-requisites and gain valuable hands-on classroom experience.

Athletic Training

Athletic Training (AT) involves the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of emergent, acute, or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic Trainers work with in a variety of settings and part of an Interprofessional team. To sit for the national certification examination, individuals need to graduate from a Master of Science in Athletic Training program. The median pay for Athletic Trainers is $48,440 per year.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) focuses on improving everyday meaningful occupations across the lifespan that are disrupted due to an acute or chronic physical, cognitive, and /or psychological condition. OT utilizes a holistic approach including sensory, mental health, gross motor, and fine motor activities to restore or accommodate function. Students interested in Occupational Therapy will need to continue on to a Master of Science in Occupational Therapy or entry-level Occupational Therapy Doctorate program. The median pay for Occupational Therapists is $84,950 per year.

Visit the link below for more information on the Indiana University South Bend Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program.

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy (PT) addresses mobility, movement, and function for chronic and acute medical conditions to improve strength, range of motion, pain management, quality of life, as well as preventative education. Students interested in Physical Therapy will need to continue on to an entry-level Physical Therapy Doctorate program. The median pay for Physical Therapists is $89,440 per year.

Please note: Prerequisite requirements vary for each graduate school. Prospective and current students are responsible for cross-referencing multiple desired graduate schools to ensure prerequisites are being met. We do not guarantee that the Rehabilitation Science concentration meets prerequisites for ALL graduate schools in these professions.