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MSc at the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

The MSc program in Rehabilitation Science is offered by the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute. It is suitable for students who aim to pursue professional or clinical leadership positions in a health-related discipline or a PhD in Rehabilitation Science or related fields.

PhD at the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute

The PhD program in Rehabilitation Science at the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute will prepare candidates for a career in research. The program provides an opportunity to develop comprehensive knowledge regarding rehabilitation science research as well as advanced research skills and methodologies (i.e., obtaining funding, formulating research questions, developing research protocols, collecting, analyzing and interpreting data, presenting scholarly work, publishing, and exchanging knowledge with stakeholders).

Post-Doctoral Fellow Training

Many opportunities are available for those wishing to pursue a post-doctoral fellow within the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto and as part of the University Health Network.

Trainee Funding

Most full MSc or PhD scholarships will begin at the start of term. Therefore, applications must be submitted 12 months prior. As information changes every year, it is recommended to visit the relevant websites for up-to-date instructions. Students applying to conduct research in the KTA Lab are likely to seek funding from: CIHR, HSFC, and CPSR. Students who are registered physical therapists are eligible to apply for funding opportunities with the Physiotherapy Foundation of Canada.

More information on financial support is available on the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute website.

Dr. Salbach is currently accepting graduate students in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute. Interested applicants should email the following information to Dr. Salbach at

  • Cover letter outlining your research interests
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Writing sample
  • Unofficial transcript

If your application is selected, Dr. Salbach will contact you for a meeting.