An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to Master of Science in Clinical Occupational Rehabilitation - MSc (COR) Program

Thank you for your interest in the one year full time (2 semesters) online on-demand clinical occupational 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 clinical occupational 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 (COR) 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 l ong practical techniques review at Madrid, Spain once per semester. The practical lab is not part of the MSc (COR) program and students can graduate without attending the lab. Attendance is not mandatory.


Why Study Clinical Occupational Rehabilitation?

Clinical occupational rehabilitation helps people who have been injured or have suffered an illness to get back, both physically and mentally, in working shape. This rehab programs are designed to increase the patient’s maximum independent functions.

Health practitioners such as osteopaths, physiotherapists, & chiropractors who specialize in clinical occupational rehabilitation develop plans of action for the injured worker by assessing his or her needs, and evaluating what the areas in which he or she requires help. Other specialists can also be enlisted to aid in such a program, including nutritionists, physicians and psychologists. Sometimes a rehabilitation team must consider whether the worker will return to his or her job or, if that i s not a possibility, the team may help a patient regain function in order to seek a new job.

There are many types of people who may seek clinical occupational rehabilitation. Some may need help with work related injuries, such as broken bones, back problems and other strains. Others may suffer from cognitive limitations as a result of a brain injury or heart attack, or from neurodegenerative disorders, like multiple sclerosis. People who may also require occupational therapy include those with mental health issues, learning and development disabilities or post-traumatic stress disorders. All of these problems require their own specific recovery plans.


Why Choose to Study Clinical Occupational Rehabilitation at NUMSS?

Because National University of Medical Sciences offers the most affordable online on-demand MSc program in Clinical Occupational 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 Clinical Occupational Rehabilitation without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS MSc (COR) 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 Clinical Occupational Rehabilitation is having a bachelor of science in osteopathy or a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). This MSc 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 Clinical Occupational Rehabilitation (1 year FT, 1280 hours total - 640 hours per semester)

1st year (1st semester) 1st year (2nd semester)
FO501 Fundamentals of Clinical Occupational Rehabilitation CO502 Clinical Occupational Rehabilitation II
ES501 Exercise Science OH502 Occupational Health
WR501 Work Reconditioning WD502 Work Related Disorders
WH501 Work Hardening FA502 Functional Abilities Evaluation
CO501 Clinical Occupational Rehabilitation I TH502 Thesis & Research project