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Rehabilitation Medicine (BS)


The Rehabilitation Medicine program welcomes students with a quality education that accents field research in rehabilitation practices in order to encourage a higher caliber of patient care. SVSU's accomplished faculty also teach evidence-based medicinal practices and help students to learn to identify and understand injuries and illnesses. As students majoring in the Rehabilitation Medicine program grow in their abilities and gain confidence with each experience, they engage in one-on-one connections both in the classroom and in the field. In addition to their rich and varied curriculum, students come to demonstrate the ability to recognize, assess and manage patients with the help of their strong educational foundation in strength and conditioning, therapeutic modalities and musculoskeletal examinations. Graduates from this program don't just live in their communities—they actively serve them.

Cardinal Points

  • With over 40 scholarly faculty members, students receive close and personal attention on both schoolwork and advising. 

  • Study abroad opportunities can take students around the world to serve a variety of different communities from Australia to the United Kingdom and more.

  • Students have the opportunity to apply to multiple scholarships offered by SVSU!

  • Students have access to state-of-the-art facilities including classrooms, a movement analysis laboratory and a human performance laboratory.

SVSU's Rehabilitation Medicine program offers a strong foundation in kinesiology with an emphasis on anatomy, physiology and exercise. Students not only learn to recognize the components of a general medical examination and demonstrate their ability to diagnose a patient, they also determine the proper care that's necessary for each case. Following completion of the degree requirements, students exhibit educational competencies and clinical proficiencies required for professional graduate studies in a wide array of healthcare and rehabilitation fields.

Highlighted Courses

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Key Electives

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Complementary Minors/Majors

Our Students After Graduation...


Blankenheim Services
Mary Free Bed at Covenant
Covenant HealthCare
Willow Creek Nursing & Rehab
Henry Ford West Bloomfield

Graduate Programs

Saginaw Valley State University

Career Opportunities

Occupational Therapist
Physical Therapist

  • 22% projected growth for the employment of physical therapists through 2028. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • $87,930 is the median yearly pay for a physical therapist in the U.S. (U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • With a bachelor’s degree from SVSU’s Rehabilitation Medicine program, students are prepared for multiple health occupations in areas like kinesiology and physiology, or to continue their education in graduate studies to become occupational or physical therapists

Fully integrated into social networks, SVSU Connect is a valuable networking space dedicated to the community of SVSU students, faculty and alumni which cultivates a culture of helping and giving back. In addition to connecting with each other, students at all points along their journey can reach out to alumni mentors for guidance and insight into making the most of their SVSU experience and successfully transitioning into life after graduation.