Master of Rehabilitation

James Cook University (JCU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00117J

Enhance your career in rehabilitation and health promotion with JCU’s Master of Rehabilitation. Advance your ability to design, manage, and evaluate rehabilitation plans for individuals and communities in culturally diverse populations. You will learn to develop solutions for complex issues in rehabilitation and develop the skills to make a difference in regional, rural, remote and Indigenous communities. This Master of Rehabilitation degree is designed to maximise your professional expertise and extend your capacity in key areas of rehabilitation. You will choose from two streams — coursework or coursework and research — to build specialist knowledge, skills, and technical capability across a range of health contexts. In each stream, you will gain a broad understanding of rehabilitation and important topics including chronic conditions, evidence-based practice, and cultural practice. The coursework stream will build your knowledge and technical understanding of areas including lifestyle medicine, health coaching and behaviour change, models of care, education for the health professional, advanced practice in a rural and remote context, rehabilitation for disability and palliative care.

Designed for

Rural and remote practitioners who require specialist generalist skills, including clinical reasoning and evidence-based physiotherapy management for rehabilitation following trauma and for chronic conditions


36 credit points by coursework.


  • General
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech pathology

Standard entry requirements

  • Completion of an AQF level 7 bachelor degree in a relevant health discipline, from this or another university (General major)
  • Or Applicants must have completed at least a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Pathology at an Australian University or hold an equivalent international entry level qualification in one of these professions (Physiotherapy major, Occupational Therapy major or Speech Pathology major). Note: Completion of the Master of Rehabilitation will not enable Australian registration of overseas qualified health professionals.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
JCU Online International: $65,940 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 1.5

Further information

Completion of this program will not enable Australian registration of overseas qualified health professionals. For more information:

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