Rehabilitation Science
online graduate courses

Design and implement strategies that change lives.

Build your understanding and skills in rehabilitation best practice to better support clients with a range of health conditions and the wider community.

  • Associate Professor Jenny McGinley
    Associate Professor Jenny McGinley
    Course Coordinator,
    Master of Rehabilitation Science
One of the many strengths of this course is that it’s designed for students to develop skills that are relevant and specific to their own discipline, their own team, their own context – where they work and what they do. So it will allow students to apply and develop new skills in their own particular field.

Program overview

The Rehabilitation Science program is for physiotherapists, exercise scientists and other allied health professionals, who want to become experts in rehabilitation and health promotion, to help rehabilitate people recovering from injury and illness.

As a student of this course, you’ll deepen your skills and learn the principles of best practice rehabilitation, including how to help people regain lost skills, the physiology of fitness and conditioning, the pathophysiology of common conditions, and the specific needs of those affected by limited ability and function.

As a graduate of the Rehabilitation Science course you will gain the same qualification and graduation certificate as an on-campus student because you will achieve identical learning outcomes from the same academics that teach our on-campus courses. If you complete your master’s you will also be invited to attend a graduation ceremony in Melbourne.

Online course options

Next term starts: 27 January 2020
Applications close: 13 January 2020

Course name Full-time duration Part-time duration Core subjects Elective subjects Capstone subjects* Total course fee ** 
Master of Rehabilitation Science 1.5 years 3 years 6 4 1


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Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Science 1 year 2 years 4 4  


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Graduate Certificate in Rehabilitation Science 6 months 1 year 2 2  


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Specialist Certificate in Rehabilitation Science N/A 6 months 2   


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*Capstone subjects vary, and may involve work placements, project-based learning, a research project, or a coursework subject outlining business best practice. Please review the course page for more information on this component.

**The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum.

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Learn more about what you can expect from studying Rehabilitation Science


Discuss your path

Talk with a dedicated student support consultant to understand more about this program, including:

  • Entry requirements
  • Time commitment for subjects
  • Fees and payment options.

Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149
Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT
Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.

or +61 3 8344 0149 | Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm | Weekends 10am to 5pm and on University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays | AEST/AEDT.