Program Objectives

The Rehabilitation Sciences Institute (RSI) aims to prepare its graduates for tomorrow’s careers in scientific research and leadership in academia, clinical science, education, industry and government/administration by achieving the following eight program objectives:

  1. Developing broad knowledge of rehabilitation research and in-depth knowledge pertaining to their field of study;

  2. Developing critical thinking skills and ability to critically evaluate scientific literature;

  3. Establishing a solid foundation of principles of scientific inquiry and research methodologies broadly and in the context of the chosen field, including formulation of research questions, study design, data collection, analysis, data visualization and interpretation and knowledge translation;

  4. Enhancing the abilities to effectively communicate scientific knowledge orally and in writing to various knowledge users, consumer groups, stakeholders and funders;

  5. Providing in-depth knowledge of ethical and responsible conduct of research;

  6. Adhering to values of interdisciplinarity;

  7. Including equity, diversity, and inclusion across all educational/ research opportunities;

  8. Fostering the commitment to life-long learning and continuing self-education