Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy (MSc (OT) / PhD)



Program Websites


Program Contact

Janet Holmes (jholme52@uwo.ca)
Administrative Assistant

Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Western University
Elborn College Rm 1014
London, Ontario N6G 1H1

t. 519-850-2440
f. 519-850-2469

The graduate program in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Western University provides both master's and PhD students with a unique opportunity to explore issues and ideas related to the health of Canadians, and others, in an inter-disciplinary forum. 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. The interdisciplinary nature of our program allows students to tailor their studies to specific interests. The depth and breadth of the nine fields of study allow us to offer a unique and innovative graduate program.

The Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program also offers four combined clinical programs which include; physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, speech-language-pathology.

Times to Completion

  • 15 Terms (5 years)

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Clinical and thesis-based

Funding Details

Applicants (domestic and international) are encouraged to apply for the following scholarships:

Admission Requirements

  • Master's degree from an accredited university and evidence of research potential.
  • Achieved at least a 70% average in the master's degree.

Note: Equivalent or professional qualifications may be considered based on the standards of the discipline or profession.

Additional Requirements

Combined Clinical Programs require the above-listed Doctoral requirements along with clinical prerequisites:

  • Statistics/Research Redesign course

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

  • April 1 - Please contact the Health and Rehabilitation Sciences program for acceptance notification timelines

Fields of Research

  • Health and Aging
  • Health Professional Education
  • Health Promotion
  • Hearing Science
  • Measurement and Methods
  • Occupational Science
  • Physical Therapy
  • Rehabilitation Sciences
  • Speech and Language Science