Master of Rehabilitation

Expand your career by developing specialist knowledge in the research or practice of rehabilitation. Gain an advanced understanding of evidence-based practice in rehabilitation, specialising in either occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech pathology, or rehabilitation. Your expertise will make a real difference to the health and wellbeing of people and communities in the Tropics.

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for full-time employment 2024 Good Universities Guide, PG Health Services

#1 in Queensland

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Available to off-shore students only


  • Online: February, July



+estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

Fees currently displayed are indicative only. 2024 fees will be uploaded by October, 2023.


1.5 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline; or B Physiotherapy, B Occupational Therapy, or B Speech Pathology

English language requirements

Band 3a

If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.

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Real stories

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    Tamara Matulick

    Master of Rehabilitation

    Doing the Master of Rehabilitation will help with career progression — especially in getting jobs I wouldn’t otherwise be able to get. You have to manage your time between work and study, but I think you’re more motivated as a learner because you’ve had situations where you can apply your experience and knowledge to.

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    Daniel Behary

    MBBS Student (JCU), MRehab (JCU), BPhty (USYD)

    What inspired me to undertake Master of Rehabilitation at James Cook University is my passion for Interventional Cardiology and interest in Medical research. This course offered me the opportunity to explore the benefits of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation which is often required for patients with advanced heart disease.

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    Moira Smith

    Course Coordinator, Rehabilitation

    The Master of Rehabilitation is an exciting pathway in your healthcare career. There is a great variety of subjects to help upskill in the area of rehabilitation, addressing perspectives from many different disciplines. Whatever your aim, this course will assist the development of your skill set in rehabilitation.

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    Kathy Luke

    RAR Therapy Director

    This course provides practical and evidence-based clinical skills that apply to the community work environment and ultimately benefit our clients. With an increased need for highly skilled therapists in community settings, this course is perfect for extending therapists’ knowledge and skills for clinical practice.