Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program


The mission of the Rehabilitation Science Graduate Program is to discover and disseminate rehabilitation knowledge and improve the quality of life, participation, health, performance and well-being of people in Minnesota and throughout the world. Our mission further encompasses the cultivation of premier leaders and researchers in academia, industry and clinical environments to transform the science and practice of rehabilitation.


Want to learn more about our research? Check out our labs!

Facts & Figures


Many students hold degrees beyond a bachelor's. Majors held by past and current students include: Biology, Education, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Occupational Therapy, Organic Chemistry, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Psychology, and Sports Medicine.

Admissions Data

  • GPA operational standard = minimum 3.00 or greater
  • GPA average of admits = 3.37 (undergraduate); 3.66 (graduate)
  • TOEFL operational standard = minimum 79 or above, with section scores of 21 on writing and 19 on reading.


Current students hold research assistantships (RA), teaching assistantships (TA), or a combination of two. Several students each year are funded through training grants that their faculty mentors are associated with. Funding is dependent on the student participating full-time.

Diverse Student Body

We all share responsibility for equity and diversity. Far from just enriching campus life or the academic experience, equity and diversity are critical issues and fundamental to everything we do at the University of Minnesota and within the Division of Rehabilitation Science. In addition to a commitment to diversity, Rehabilitation Science welcomes students from around the globe, from as far as Bangladesh, Brazil, China, India, Jordan, Taiwan and Thailand. Others have studied in Canada and South Africa. On the home front, students come from all regions of the United States, including locally.