About RSI


Welcome to the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (RSI)

The Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (RSI), within the School of Graduate Studies (SGS), is the doctoral stream arm for the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, the Department of Physical Therapy and Department of Speech-Language Pathology. It was established in 1995 to foster graduate education and scholarship in Rehabilitation Sciences. The department of SLP joined the institute in 2015.

Rehabilitation Science is an integrated science dedicated to the study of human function and participation and its relationship to health and well-being. The academic activities of RSI students cover the full breadth of rehabilitation sciences and the 100+ RSI faculty members are distributed throughout the University of Toronto, including teaching hospitals and research institutes. The program has 5 recognized fields: Movement Science, Occupational Science, Speech Language Pathology, Rehabilitation Health Services Studies, Rehabilitation Technology Sciences, and Social & Cognitive Rehabilitation Sciences.

RSI is part of the collaborative programs in Aging, Palliative & Supportive Care across the Life Course, Bioethics, Cardiovascular Sciences, Global Health (PhD students), Institute of Biomedical Engineering (BME), Musculoskeletal Sciences, Neuroscience, Resuscitation Sciences, Robotics, Women's Health, and Workplace Learning and Social Change.