Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science


Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science
Strengthen your career.

Lasell’s Master of Science in Rehabilitation Science program is designed for educators and registered, certified and/or licensed health and rehabilitation professionals interested in expanded roles in professional practice, administration, research and teaching. Our program will provide you with advanced knowledge and understanding of current trends and issues in rehabilitation, exercise and movement disorders through active learning and projects. You will develop problem-solving skills necessary to assume leadership roles in research, clinical practice and educational settings in health-related disciplines.

Why Lasell's M.S. in Rehabilitation Science program?

  • You can complete your program in 24 months.
  • Tuition is a competitive $600 per credit.
  • All classes are capped at 23 students.
  • There is no GRE/GMAT requirement.

In Lasell's Rehabilitation Science program, you will:

  • Advance your knowledge of diseases and disabilities associated with the rehabilitation sciences
  • Acquire skills to improve functional limitations, impairments and disabilities
  • Complete a 10-Day Residency Program - 2019 Dates: Friday, June 7- Sunday, June 16
  • Become Graston Technique certified
  • Complete a research capstone on a topic of interest related to the rehabilitation sciences field
  • Build your professional network with fellow classmates and professors while benefiting from their real-world experiences

Why choose Lasell for an advanced degree in Rehabilitation Science?    

Offered online for convenience - Experience all the quality you demand from a graduate program paired with the convenience of classes offered exclusively online. With 24/7 access, you can complete your coursework as your schedule allows, knowing that you can join class discussions at times that work for you.  The online degree includes an optional Field Experience Course and a required separate 10-day summer residency where students will acquire and apply manual therapy techniques in a laboratory setting.   

Competitive curriculum - Our distinctive Rehabilitation Science graduate program is the only one of its type in the Northeast. Classes include Pathokinesiology, Pharmacology and Advanced Kinesiology and Biomechanics.   

Highly qualified faculty practitioners - Professor Cristina Haverty, M.Ed., Chair of our Athletic Training and Exercise Science department, has been with Lasell for 15 years. During her tenure, she has been instrumental in leading the department through several re-accreditation processes to a successful position among athletic training programs in the region.

Extensive student support services - To maximize your success in our program, Lasell provides a wide range of support services including career counseling, academic advising and enrollment counseling.

Our Rehabilitation Science program requires a bachelor's degree in a health related field from an accredited institution. Learn more about our admissions requirements and join us to further your career. 


Core Courses
PSYC714 Psyc of Sport, Injury & Rehabilitation 3
RSCI701 Advance Kinesiology and Biomechanics 3
RSCI702 Pathokinesiology 3
RSCI703 Musculoskeletal Functional Assessment 3
RSCI704 Concepts & Application of Manual Therapy 4
RSCI705 Evidence Based Rehabilitation 2
RSCI706 Rehabilitation Program Design for Human 3
RSCI716 Ethical Issues in Healthcare Professions 3
RSCI780 Quantitative & Qualitative Research 3
RSCI781 Capstone 3

Core Credits Required: 30

Elective Credits Required: 6

Total credit hours required for degree: 36

Pre-requisites required for program admission:

  • Anatomy and Physiology (8 credits)
  • Kinesiology (3-4 credits)
  • Statistics (3 credits)

Elective coursework pre-requisite:

  • Exercise Physiology is required prior to enrolling in RSCI 708 Applied Nutrition for Health Promotion

Pre-requisites can be waived, by the department chair, on a case by case basis depending upon work experience

Lasell College offers online and/or face to face options for all required pre-requisites

Course Schedule

Spring 2019

Course NumberNameFormatInstructorDay/Time
SPRING MAIN - 1/15 --5/6
RSCI781 Capstone (Prereq:  RSCI780 L)
SPRING 1: 3/18 - 5/6
PSYC714 Psyc of Sport, Injury & Rehabilitation Online
RSCI701 Advance Kinesiology and Biomechanics Online
RSCI703 Musculoskeletal Functional Assessment Online
SPRING 2: 3/18 - 5/6
RSCI702 Pathokinesiology (Prereq: RSCI701) Online
RSCI706 Rehabilitation Program Design for Human (Prereq: RSCI703) Online
RSCI708 Applied Nutrition Across the Lifespan Online

Summer 2019

Course NumberNameFormatInstructorDay/Time
SUMMER MAIN - 5/14 -8/26
RSCI781 Capstone
(Prereq:  RSCI780 L, may be taken concurrently)
Online TBA Online
SUMMER 1: 5/15-7/3
RSCI704 Concepts & Application of Manual Therapy Online Laham, Ronald Online
RSCI705 Evidence Based Rehabilitation Online Ross, Dominique Online
SUMMER 2: 7/3-8/26
RSCI715 Advanced Pathophysiology Online Anderson, Sarah Online

Fall 2019

Course NumberNameFormatInstructor
FALL MAIN - 9/9 - 12/10
RSCI781 Capstone
Prereq:  (RSCI780 Lecture (May be taken concurrently) Min Grade: B- Min Credits: 3.00)
Online TBA
RSCI780 Quantitative & Qualitative Research Online TBA
FALL 1: 9/9 - 10/29
RSCI701 Advance Kinesiology and Biomechanics Online TBA
RSCI703 Musculoskeletal Functional Assessment Online TBA
FALL 2: 10/30 - 12/18
RSCI713 Pharmacology Online TBA
RSCI716 Ethical Issues in Healthcare Professions Online TBA

Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission to Lasell College's Rehabilitation Science graduate degree program must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. GRE/GMAT scores are not required for admission.  The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework *
  3. B.A./B.S. in health related field from an accredited institution
  4. Two professional letters of recommendation from either faculty or employers
  5. A one page personal statement describing your goals, strengths and potential for achievement in graduate school
  6. Minimum GPA of 2.75
  7. Anatomy & Physiology (8 credits), Kinesiology (3-4 credits) and Statistics (3 credits)
  8. Resume

A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates withfewer than 3 years of professional work experience.*

Materials should be addressed to:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell College
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466