Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science

A Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science at Concordia isn’t just about treating the physical body. It’s about delivering the best possible care to the whole person – physically, mentally and spiritually.

Why Study Rehabilitation Science at CUW?

At CUW you can:

  • Get an education based in science and grounded in Christian compassion
  • Graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Science (BSRS) in just 3½ years
  • Earn your BSRS and your Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) in just 4½ years

Program Facts

  • Years to complete (BSRS): 3 ½
  • Years to complete (BSRS and MOT): 4 ½

What You’ll Learn in the Rehabilitation Science Program

  • The structure and normal function of the body’s systems
  • Concepts of human movement
  • Theories and teaching strategies for rehabilitation
  • The impact of physical, cognitive, and psychosocial deficits in learning
  • Issues of cultural diversity in today’s health care arena
  • Medical ethics concepts such as autonomy, informed consent, patient confidentiality, life and death decision making, and professional responsibility
  • The development and psychological growth of humans from conception to death
  • Social, psychological, and spiritual aspects of human aging and the impact aging has on the body
  • Mechanical principles of force, inertia, momentum, and friction

Career Choices in Rehabilitation Science

A BSRS degree prepares you to make meaningful contributions in:

  • Community public health
  • Wellness programs
  • Independent living centers
  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Fitness programs
  • Hospitals

Interested in Guaranteeing Your Spot in our MOT Program?

First time freshman must have a high school GPA of 3.2 and an ACT score of 21.  Those who apply and submit the tuition deposit prior to December 1st during their senior year in high school will be reviewed and ranked according to GPA and ACT scores.  The top 30 applicants will be guaranteed admission to the MOT Program after their second year at CUW as long as they maintain a 3.0 GPA and receive at least a “B” grade in the anatomy and physiology courses.


Our fast-paced BSRS program includes our core liberal arts classes as well as coursework in teaching and learning rehabilitation, lifespan development, the process of human aging, and biomechanics.

Two online courses are required during your first BSRS summer session. See our course catalog for our full curriculum.

Suggested High School Prep Courses

  • Anatomy/physiology
  • Physics
  • Statistics

Admission Inquiries

Dr. Ted King