College of Rehabilitation Sciences
The College of Rehabilitation Sciences is one of the seven (7) colleges of De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute, the prime tertiary level institution in CALABARZON area of the Philippines, offering the BS Physical Therapy, BS Occupational Therapy, BS Speech and Language Pathology undergraduate programs and is also one of the two (2) accredited institutions in the Philippines, other than UP Manila, to offer the PT/OT Refresher Program for graduates who failed the licensure examination for three consecutive times. It is the pioneering College in the Philippines to offer an integrated approach to its professional level curriculum in the 3rd and 4th PT OT SLP proper years.
DLSMHSI CRS is a strong advocate for the empowerment and quality of life of Persons with Disabilities especially the children and integrates it in its student and faculty development programs. It hones the members of its academic community (e.g. faculty, staff and students) to community service as part of its educational and training so as to help aide the Philippine society in bridging the gap between the needed rehabilitation services at the community level and the rendering of quality care and consultancy by qualified rehabilitation services professionals (e.g. Physiatrists, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Pathologists).
It is the pioneering College that opened the first Early Intervention Outreach Facility in the Philippines (DJPRES, 2014) for Children with Disabilities where a partnership model between a tertiary level education institution (De La Salle Medical and HSI) and public education elementary school works together to address the gap in rehabilitation services for the poor children with disabilities in the Philippines.
It also embraces service to the community by rendering free wheelchair assessment and prescription to indigent members of the community where free wheelchairs are issued through the sponsorship of Latter Day Saints Charities (LDSC). It boasts of 4 out of 5 (in the Philippines) Advance Wheelchair Specialists certification of its faculty and intermediate and basic certification as wheelchair clinicians of almost all of its faculty members.