Welcome to the School of Rehabilitation Therapy


Dr. Marcia Finlayson, Director of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy

Dr. Marcia Finlayson, Director of the
School of Rehabilitation Therapy

As the Director of the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, I welcome you to our website.  I hope that you will find all of the information and resources you need here, whether you are a current or prospective student, practicing clinician, community partner, research collaborator, or an alumni wanting to find out what is new and exciting at the School. 

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy was established by Queen’s University in 1967 to meet the needs of the local population and the expansion of local health care facilities. We continue to make active contributions to and engage with the members of our local community. Through interprofessional and international research collaborations, community development projects and many other initiatives, our work has expanded and enabled us to contribute to the daily lives of individuals and communities regionally, nationally and internationally.

We work continuously to strengthen the School and the programs we offer. Over the years, the programs in Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy have evolved from a diploma (1967) to a bachelor’s degree (1972), and then to an entry-level master’s degree (2004). We initiated an MSc in Rehabilitation Science in 1988 and a PhD in 2000. In 2015, the School launched a new suite of programs in Aging and Health – a graduate diploma and an MSc. In 2016, a PhD was added to this suite. Graduates from all of these programs have gone on to exciting and productive careers across the full range of opportunities in rehabilitation – clinical practice, consulting, management and administration, business, community development, education and research. We are proud of their achievements and welcome opportunities to hear about their successes.

Whatever your reason for seeking information about the School of Rehabilitation Therapy, we welcome you.