Program Info

School of Physiotherapy

The School of Physiotherapy is one of eight schools in the Faculty of Health Professions at Dalhousie University. The School of Physiotherapy offers a Master of Science degree in Rehabilitation Research geared to clinicians (PT, OT) and non-clinicians alike wishing to advance their musculoskeletal research potential, contribute to evidence-based practice with opportunities to provide for the academics of physiotherapy. Graduates of the program have gone on to pursue health management and administration, PhD studies, part time teaching or returned to clinical practice with an firsthand view of physiotherapy research and academic advancement. In addition to the MSc in Rehabilitation Research, a PhD in Health offers individuals with an MSc research degree a one-of-a-kind doctoral program in Canada. Research to address complex questions that cannot be addressed within a single discipline, integrating the insights of two or more traditional disciplines, is the focus of this program. For further information on how you might purse these degrees in musculoskeletal health and orthopaedic research please contact Derek Rutherford ( and visit the web links below.

School of Physiotherapy – MSc Rehabilitation Research

Faculty of Health Professions – PhD in Health

Faculty of Graduate Studies


School of Biomedical Engineering

The School of Biomedical Engineering is a graduate department within the faculties of Engineering and Medicine.  Two graduate programs exist within this school, supported by over 30 faculty members. Qualified students will be accepted into the M.A.Sc and PhD programs from undergraduate engineering programs, honours mathematics, and physical or biological science programs as well as from clinical professional programs. There are currently openings in both of these research streams.  For general interest, please visit the links below and contact Ms. Sandra Pereira (  For those interested in orthopaedic research as in pertains understanding mechanisms by which joint mechanics and neuromuscular function are impaired during injury and disease, please contact Derek Rutherford ( and visit web links below.

School of Biomedical Engineering



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