Rehabilitation and Disability Management Diploma
Canada faces an acute need for professionals to help employees return to work after facing medical, physical and other challenges. In our part-time diploma program, you’ll learn to make appropriate and ethical decisions, facilitate accommodations, and implement medical, psychological and ergonomic assessments. The program will also bring you a step closer to earning your Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional designation.
Why this program?
- Meet training requirements for the Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP) designation
- Earn continuing education units for CVRP, Vocational Rehabilitation Association Canada or BC Association of Kinesiologists designations
- Learn from established professionals in rehabilitation and disability management
- Develop a professional network of peers
- Graduate with a certificate that confers SFU alumni status
To graduate, pass all courses required to complete the program.
Sep 8, 2022 –Apr 15, 2023
Class time: 14–21 hours/month
Homework: 6–10 hours/month
Thu/Fri–Sat 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Pacific Time (2- or 3-day course once a month)
- Rehabilitation and Disability Foundations (REH120)
- Mental Health Issues in Rehabilitation and Disability Management (REH121)
- Professional Conduct and Ethics (REH124)
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (REH125)
- Assessments in Rehabilitation and Disability Management (REH126)
- Vocational Accommodations (REH128)
- Strategic Communication and Working Alliances (REH129)
- Interventions and Return-to-Work Process (REH130)
Course materials included
$75 program application fee
Seats are reserved for diploma students until approximately one month before start date.
Applications are now open for the program beginning September 2022.
Pinithi Jayasundara is living proof that you don’t have to choose between having a family and working in a field you love. The recent graduate completed the program while caring for her newborn baby and two other children.
Wylie Chan has spent a lifetime helping people heal from physical ailments and return to the workplace, first as a kinesiologist, then as an exercise physiologist.
They say experience makes the best teacher. For Pamela Stronski, living through her own struggles with a debilitating illness has set her on the path to a rewarding new career.