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Rehabilitation - Masters

Program Update

Due to recent changes by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the FCCPT, Loma Linda University School of Allied Health Professions, Department of Physical Therapy will no longer be offering our Master of Science in Rehabilitation (MSR) program.

Over the last 22 years, the post professional MSR and MPT degrees have served to build a bridge to the modern, evidence-based practice era of physical therapy in the United States.  Both U.S. trained and foreign trained physical therapists have used this degree to advance their knowledge, clinical skills and research abilities since its inception.

Sadly, changes this year to the Type I Health Care Visa were very rapid and will progress the requirements to a DPT degree for 2017.  This renders the MSR degree obsolete for practice in the United States and thus we will no longer offer this program.

We are happy to report that our Post Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy degree has tracks for both Bachelors and Masters trained physical therapists.  Depending on the original degree, either 45 or 65 unit programs are available that will meet or exceed the FCCPT requirements.  For more information, please visit the Post Professional DPT website at:


Become an Educator

If you possess a background in clinical or classroom teaching and are interested in furthering your knowledge and skills, or are interested in becoming an educator in  Physical Therapy, we have a program designed to assist you to meet your goals.  The Master of Science in Health Professions Education (MS in HPE) degree is a one year fulltime, or two year part-time,course of study designed for just this reason.

Learn more about HPE

Other Graduate Study Opportunities at LLU

Contact Us

Todd C. Nelson, PT, DPT, MBA -  Assistant Professor Associate Program Director,
Post-professional Physical Therapy Program Director, Master of Science in Rehabilitation,
Post-Professional Physical Therapy
School of Allied Health Professions
Loma Linda University- NIchol Hall
Loma Linda, California 92350
(909) 558-4632, ext., 87476
Fax (909) 558-0995
Email: tnelson@llu.edu