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  • An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to Master of Science in Aquatic Rehabilitation - MSc (AR) Program

    Thank you for your interest in the one year full time (2 semesters) online on-demand aquatic rehabilitation degree program of National University of Medical Sciences. Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can. We invite you to contact NUMSS and ask us any questions you may have. All aquatic rehabilitation classes are online & in English. The lectures are available on-demand online through internet or they may be watched on a TV screen by using a portable hard drive that could be shipped to students. Campus attendance is not required for the MSc (AR) program and students from every corner of the world are eligible to apply and study at the comfort of their homes. However students who wish to practice practical techniques under supervision of a clinician have the choice of attending the optional week long practical techniques review at Madrid, Spain or Toronto, Canada, once per semester. The practical lab is not part of the MSc (AR) program and students can graduate without attending the lab. Attendance is not mandatory.


    Why Study Aquatic Rehabilitation?

    Aquatic Rehabilitation is a method of treatment that focuses on exercises performed in a warm pool environment. Aquatic Rehabilitation uses water’s naturally therapeutic properties of buoyancy, resistance, and warmth to enhance the treatment experience. It differs significantly from pool exercise classes, as it offers one-on-one care from a health practitioner such an osteopath, chiropractor, naturopath, athletic therapist or physical therapist with specialization in aquatic rehabilitation, also in the water, guiding the patient through the therapeutic exercises. Aquatic Rehabilitation is appropriate for patients of almost any age, and is beneficial for a wide variety of conditions and injuries. This type of therapy is especially helpful for people who have difficulty with weight bearing activities, as the water’s buoyancy assists in supporting the weight and decreases stress placed on the joints. Aquatic Rehabilitation can either be used independently or in conjunction with traditional, land-based manual or physical therapy. Since not all people respond well to traditional physical rehabilitation or treatment, many people find that aquatic therapy is less stressful and preferable to traditional methods.


    Why Choose to Study Aquatic Rehabilitation at NUMSS?

    Because National University of Medical Sciences offers the most affordable online on-demand MSc program in Aquatic Rehabilitation. This program is ideal for the working health professionals as they will have the flexibility to study at the time they wish without leaving home. As there is no need to attend a classroom, they can watch the lectures at the comfort of their homes. Students from anywhere in the world can earn a MSc in Aquatic Rehabilitation without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS MSc (AR) program tuition is kept low to make the program affordable to all students.


    Admission Prerequisites

    The prerequisite to enter the Master of Science (MSc) in Aquatic Rehabilitation is having a bachelor of science in osteopathy or a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). This MSc (AR) program cannot be taken as a dual degree program with the BSc or DO, however it can be taken as a dual degree program with any other master’s degree program offered by NUMSS. The grade 3 students (doctors & physiotherapists) are able to complete the Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy in 6 months and the Doctor of Osteopathy in 1year. Grade 2 students (with previous health education) can earn the BSc in osteopathy degree in 1 year and the DO degree in 2 years. Grade 1 students (with no prior health education) need to study 3 years to obtain the BSc in Osteopathy & 4 years to obtain the DO.


    Curriculum for the Master of Science in Aquatic Rehabilitation (1 year FT, 1280 hours total - 640 hours per semester)

    1st year (1st semester) 1st year (2nd semester)
    AP501 Aquatic Rehabilitation Principles & Skills PA502 Physical Assessment
    AT501 Applied Techniques in Aquatic Rehabilitation AM502 Aquatic Therapy Facility Set Up & Management
    GA501 Geriatric Aquatic Therapy PT502 Pediatric Aquatic Therapy
    ES501 Exercise Science AR502 Aquatic Rehabilitation II
    AR501 Aquatic Rehabilitation I TH502 Thesis & Research Project