Moving to Function, Functioning for Life

Extending the Science that Supports the Practice of Rehabilitation

Department of Rehabilitation Science

The Department of Rehabilitation Science at George Mason University is a research-oriented academic program (BS and PhD) that focuses on the individual development of our students as leaders in the field of rehabilitation science. With an emphasis on improving how people move and function, we educate and mentor students in advancing rehabilitation science research by translating an understanding of the mechanisms underlying disability into innovative interventions. Our science and research in rehabilitation science aims to improve the quality of life of individuals living with chronic health conditions.

Research to Advance Rehabilitation Science

  • Pursue original research with faculty mentors
  • Conduct clinical research in our Functional Performance Laboratory
  • Design interventions to improve movement and function
  • Collaborate with leading research institutions in the Washington, DC area

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Research demonstration

For the Community

Support our work and research in rehabilitation science.

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Mobility research

For Patients and Participants

Help improve rehabilitation science by participating in our research studies.

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Faculty and student research collaboration

About Our Research

Learn about our research to promote function and prevent disability.

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Hear from our students

Our students share why they chose to study rehabilitation science at Mason.

Daniel Lehnert

Daniel Lehnert
CEMS '13


abstracts, papers, and presentations produced by current students since 2011.