Overview & Career Outcomes

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. You will develop the problem-solving skills necessary to assume leadership roles in research, clinical practice, and educational settings in health-related disciplines.

Convenient - A quality graduate program paired with convenien onlitne classes. With 24/7 access, you can complete your coursework as your schedule allows. The online degree includes an optional field experience course and a required separate 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 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. 

*Students Participating in the MS in Rehabilitation Science will earn a Graston Level 1 or NASM Corrective Exercise Certification, as well as FMS Level 1 Certification during the program. Currently, these certifications are recognized in the state of Massachusetts and nationally, but students should visit the organization sites for additional information.


The MS in Rehabilitation Science curriculum provides students with an interdisciplinary approach to the scientific process and a strong foundation in research experience and methodology, and effective treatment approaches to a rehabilitation science practice. 

This program is a total of 36 credits comprised of 30 required credits (10 courses) and 6 elective credits (2 courses) which can be chosen from any graduate-level course. 

Get information on our Course Schedules.

Advance Kinesiology and Biomechanics
3 credits
3 credits
Musculoskeletal Functional Assessment
3 credits
Rehabilitation Program Design for Human
3 credits
Quantitative & Qualitative Research
3 credits
3 credits
Prof Behaviors & Evidence Based Practice
3 credits
Psyc of Sport, Injury & Rehabilitation
3 credits
Applied Anatomy
3 credits
Advanced Pathophysiology
3 credits
Rehabilitation Science Residency
3 credits


Candidates seeking admission to Lasell University's Rehabilitation Science graduate degree program must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution.

No GMAT/GRE required. 

Admission Requirements Checklist:

  1. Online application
  2. Official transcripts of all college-level coursework
  3. B.A./B.S. in a health-related field from an accredited institution
  4. A one-page personal statement describing your goals, strengths, and potential for achievement in graduate school
  5. Anatomy & Physiology I and II (8 credits), Kinesiology (3-4 credits), and Statistics (3 credits)
  6. Resume

International Applicants:

This program is not F-1 eligible, international applicants can only be considered for the online curriculum option.

All International applicants need to submit English equivalency from one of the following: TOEFL scores: minimum required score is 80 (iBT) or IELTS, minimum required score is 6.0; or Pearson PTE Academic minimum score is 53; or Duolingo minimum required score is 105. The English equivalency scores 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.

For additional requirements please visit our International Admission Requirement page.

Materials should be submitted through MyPortal or emailed to gradinfo@lasell.edu:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
Lasell University
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466

Questions? Call/text us today at 617-243-2400!