Rehabilitation Medicine

The University of Alberta is home to North America’s only free-standing Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine. We provide academic leadership and training in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology and rehabilitation science. The Faculty’s activities are balanced among learning, discovery and citizenship (including clinical practice).

A research leader in muscoskeletal health, spinal cord injuries, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, chronic pain management and application of information and communication technologies to support community care, we are the destination of choice for students, researchers, rehabilitation professionals, and scientists.

In Edmonton, the faculty offers entry level programs in occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech-language pathology as well as thesis-based MSc and PhD programs in Rehabilitation Science. Additionally, occupational therapy and physical therapy are currently being offered in Calgary.

Professional-Entry Programs Offered in Calgary

Occupational Therapy (OT)

Occupational Therapists (OTs) give people who have physical or emotional disabilities the skills for everyday living. They evaluate living spaces, make adaptive equipment recommendations, provide guidance to family and caregivers, and provide customized assessment, treatment and intervention programs to improve one's ability to perform daily activities.

If you are interested in applying to the MSc Occupational Therapy program in Edmonton or Calgary please follow the Admissions processes. Those students interested in pursuing the program in Calgary will be asked to identify this in their Personal Statement.

Physical Therapy (PT)

Physical therapists (or physiotherapists) keep people of all ages moving and active in their daily lives. When a person has an illness, injury or just had surgery, a PT can help to relieve pain, build strength, restore mobility and teach preventative strategies.

The PT program and its staff are located at the University of Calgary's downtown campus and not at the Calgary Centre.

If you are interested in applying to the MSc Physical Therapy program in Edmonton or Calgary please follow the Admission processes.

Please note: Physical therapy and Occupational therapy classes are not held at the Calgary Centre, but at the following location.

336, 906 8 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 1H9

For More Information Contact:

Jamie Rishaug
Administrative Coordinator
Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Calgary Satellite
Tel: 403.263.1366
Cell: 403.465.1677
Email: jamie.rishaug@ualberta.ca