The PhD in rehabilitation science program at George Mason University engages students to develop as scientists across the spectrum of clinical to translational research. Our nationally and internationally recognized faculty mentor students through active involvement in their own research programs. Students develop a broad understanding of the field of rehabilitation science in addition to specializing in a topic of their choice.
The Institute of Medicine defines rehabilitation science as "a field of study that encompasses basic and applied aspects of the health sciences, social sciences, and engineering. It is the melding of knowledge from several disciplines to understand the fundamental nature of the enabling–disabling process." The graduate certificate in rehabilitation science prepares students to apply research and statistical techniques to the study of the enabling–disabling process. It is designed for students interested in rehabilitation-related careers who already have a bachelor’s degree.