Tailor your study to an area of interest
Our flexible programme allows you to tailor your study to the area of most relevance to you. Choose from our key rehabilitation specialties:
- Rehabilitation with children
- Musculoskeletal rehabilitation
- Best practice in work rehabilitation
- Rehabilitation for the older adult
- Personal and psychological factors in rehabilitation
- Neurological rehabilitation
Learn from leaders and innovators in rehabilitation research and clinical practice
Our postgraduate programmes are taught by the outstanding Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit (RTRU).
This interprofessional team draws on the knowledge and experience of experts in medicine, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and clinical psychology.
More about the Rehabilitation Teaching and Research Unit
Who are our programmes for?
Our qualifications will benefit those involved with improving rehabilitation outcomes across a wide range of disciplines.
- Occupational therapists
- Speech-language therapists
- Social workers
- Vocational advisers
- Health service managers
- Policy advisers
- Exercise physiologists
- Personal trainers
Enrolments are also welcome from those with lived experience of rehabilitation who are interested in a career in the field.
What our students say
“I recently changed jobs to work with ACC contracts such as Vocational Rehabilitation. I felt I'd best meet the needs of a new patient population by furthering my education in rehabilitation. Otago offered relevant papers through distance learning.
“I'm enjoying contemplating my role as a health professional from a deeper perspective and interacting with fellow students following different career paths. This helps me consider different points of view and expand my learning.”
– Hamish Gunson (Postgraduate Certificate in Rehabilitation)
“As a health professional, I felt it was important to have supervisors who could identify with my clinical experience and support me in merging clinical and research roles.
“I received the high-quality education I expected from Otago, with a great balance of support, direction and autonomy.
“If studying by distance makes it more accessible or feasible for you to continue your education, then do it. You won't regret it!”
– Catherine Vingerhoets (PhD student, Rehabilitation)