Complete applications are reviewed and offers are made on an on-going basis by the program. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early. The next application cycle for 2020 will open soon.
A non-refundable application fee of $105 in Canadian funds is payable upon submission of the application. All applications are submitted through the School of Graduate Studies online application site (see the link below).
There are two routes of entry into the DSc (RHL) program:
For both routes of entry, admission standards will be B+ average or above for previous degree(s).
Specific degrees for entry are not stipulated in recognition of the fact that many disciplines contribute to the fields of rehabilitation and health.
All applicants are required to submit the following supplementary documents:
a) One Professional Reference – a reference that addresses your work and/or volunteer experience and potential for leadership in rehabilitation and health.
Note: A professional referee is most likely a professional supervisor, or someone in a leadership position, and must address issues of particular relevance for graduate-level education (e.g., intellectual curiosity, initiative, self-direction, organization, ability to synthesize conflicting materials, written communication and oral presentation skills, etc.). An applicant's relationship to a professional referee could be collaborative in nature (e.g., having worked on a project or team together); however, the relationship should not be personal in nature (e.g., a family member, friend, or any other conflict of interest).
b) Two Academic References
Note: While academic references are strongly preferred, applicants who have graduated from their last degree more than five years prior to applying may provide scholarly references instead. Scholarly references should be provided by an individual with a post-professional graduate degree, or a professional degree plus scholarly experience (e.g., grant holder, peer reviewed publications). The most likely candidates would be a professional supervisor, or a team leader for a professional or interprofessional team. The referee must be able to address issues of particular relevance for graduate level education (e.g., intellectual curiosity, initiative, self-direction, organization, ability to synthesize conflicting materials, written communication and oral presentation skills, etc.). In addition, referees should address the applicant’s scholarly aptitude and experience in and/or capacity for evidence-informed decision-making.
As well as employment history, the CV or Resume should also include any leadership experience, continuing education, community involvement, scholarly publications and presentations, etc., as applicable.
This statement must address career goals, the match between the program and these goals, but primarily focuses on the applicant’s preliminary ideas for the applied dissertation project.