Rehabilitative Science Home

Admission Process

NOTE: To provide the student with the most current academic curriculum and to meet accreditation standards, the programs within the Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions use the degree plan and catalog requirements on the date in which the student is admitted to the program and/or major, not the university matriculation date. Students who leave the program and/or major and are re-admitted must follow the degree plan and catalog requirements at the time of re-admission.


All students who plan a program of study leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science with a major in Rehabilitative Sciences (BS) must first be accepted for admission to the University. Applicants then apply to the program. Program enrollment is limited by the availability of faculty and classroom space, therefore admission is competitive.

Applicants will apply to the major during the semester in which the prerequisites will be completed. The program admits in the fall semester. Applications to the program are due to the program director by September 15th.  Applicants work with an assigned advisor and are required to submit a completed application form. Applications and all support materials must be completed and turned in by deadline to be considered.

All applications and materials should be submitted to the program director by the specified deadlines. Deliver to the program director office location (Nursing Building 230) or mail it to Director of Rehabilitative Science Program, Ila Faye Miller School of Nursing and Health Professions, University of the Incarnate Word, 4301 Broadway - CPO 300, San Antonio, Texas 78209.


Further information about the below requirements and required forms can be found on the program requirements section of the web site.

As part of the application process, the student must submit the following:

    • A completed application form
    • Current Health Care Provider CPR certification
    • Completion of favorable criminal background screening
    • Health and Immunization Packet (includes health history form, immunizations form, and physical examination for completed by a physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant)
    • Acknowledgment of program Essential Functions
    • Official transcripts from all colleges universities attended
    • Possible interview with selection committee

Further information about the above requirements can be found below.

Selection Criteria for Admission

To be considered for admission the student must meet the following criteria:

    • Completed application with all support components present
    • 30 hours of college-level credit with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 at admission and throughout the entirety of enrollment in the program.

Other Requirements after Acceptance

Once accepted into the Rehabilitative Sciences Major, students will be evaluated each semester to ensure they are meeting the expectations set by the program.  These expectations include: 

  1. The student must be in good standing with the university.
  2. The student must maintain health and immunization requirements.
  3. The student must maintain a minimum of 3.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the Pre-Physical Therapy and Pre-Med/Physician Assistant tracks.  The student must maintain a minimum of 2.75 GPA on a 4.0 scale for the Pre-Athletic Training track.
  4. The student must pass all major and support coursework with a “C” or better.  All students must achieve a final test average of 75% or better in REHS coursework.  Failure to do so will result in failure in of the course. 

Students that fail to meet the above may be placed on either an academic or administrative probationary contract with the program director with a list of dates and expectations or suspended from the program.  Failure to fulfill the probationary contract may result in the student’s dismissal from the program

Required Costs During Matriculation

Along with university tuition, rehabilitative science students are required to pay course fees each semester to cover the cost of liability insurance and materials for the program. It is also the students responsibility to maintain current certifications, pay for visits related to physical examination, annual immunizations, and testing. Students are also responsible for travel to and from observation and/or internship sites.