Driving Rehabilitation TherapyMaster of Clinical Science (MClSc)
Program ContactAndrea Baker (email@example.com)
Graduate Affairs Assistant
School of Occupational TherapyWestern University
Elborn College Rm 2555
London, Ontario N6G 1H1
Please note that this program is not accepting applications at this time.
The Master of Clinical Science in Driving Rehabilitation Therapy is a one-year (12 month) course-based program offered by the School of Occupational Therapy. This program provides an opportunity for health-care professionals (OTs, PTs, SLPs, Audiologists, and Kinesiologists) to advance their training in driving rehabilitation. Through on-line and on-site training, this program will prepare students to screen, assess, evaluate, and provide evidence-based interventions for medically-at-risk licensed drivers. Such drivers represent populations across the lifespan (e.g., a teen driver with an attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, an adult driver with a neurological condition, or an older adult driver with/without chronic conditions), and in a variety of settings (e.g., hospital, rehabilitation centers, or in the community).
- 3 Terms (1 year)
- Full-time study
- Onsite (two courses)/online (four courses)
- Possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited university in any discipline.
- Be a licensed and/or regulated health care professional (e.g., occupational therapist, physiotherapist, speech and language pathologist, nurse, kinesiologist).
- Have a minimum B average.
- Have at least a 75% average across courses taken in the last two full-time years of the undergraduate degree.
- Have a minimum of two years of clinical experience.
- Have a valid driver's license.
English Language Proficiency
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language by a satisfactory achievement within the last two years in one of the following:
- The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Minimum requirements for the Internet-based version (iBT) are a total of 105 with a minimum of 23 on the speaking component and no other section below 20. [Western's TOEFL ID is 0984.]
- The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) of the British Council - The minimum acceptable score is 8 out of 9.
- June 30
- Completion of all course credit requirements including:
- Total course credits: 3.0 FCE ( six half courses of .5 each)
- Specific courses required:
- OT 9751 (0.5): Foundations, Models, and Theory of Driving Rehabilitation;
- OT 9752 (0.5): Applied Research to Driving Rehabilitation Therapy;
- OT 9753 (0.5): Screening, Assessment, Evaluation and intervention in Driving Rehabilitation;
- OT 9754 (0.5): On-site mentoring;
- OT 9755 (0.5): Seminars in Driving Rehabilitation Therapy;
- OT 9756 (0.5): On-site Skills and Competency Training and Testing in Driving Rehabilitation Therapy
- Examination: All students must complete on-site competency testing within the third semester of the program.
- Research Project: All students must complete a research poster within the third semester of the program.