This page contains 2024 WAEC and JAMB subject combination (admission requirements) for Medical Rehabilitation, including the list of Nigeria universities offering this course, A level requirements and much more


Course Medical Rehabilitation
Qualifications M.B.B.S., MB.B.Ch.B., B.D.S., B.Ch.D., Pharm.B, B.SC
Duration 4 – 5 Years
Suitability Science Students

You must be a Science student for you to be able to study Medical Rehabilitation in Nigeria Universities, and that can only be possible if you meet admission requirements. This page literally covers answers to questions related to WAEC, JAMB and A-level admission requirements.

Is Medical Rehabilitation a good course in Nigeria?

Yes. Medical Rehabilitation is one of the oldest degrees in Nigeria with fewer job roles to explore. The average salary for Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board of Nigeria is 189,000 Naira.

A Medical Rehabilitation degree is not competitive and this course is popular amongst science students in secondary school. From our records, 4 Nigerian universities offer this degree course.

So while you are here to get information on the O level subject combination for Medical Rehabilitation, we also expect you consider the total number of students currently studying Medical Rehabilitation and the employment rate we will show you below so that you will know what you are up against when you choose to study this course.

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WAEC Subject Combination For Medical Rehabilitation

In WAEC, NECO or GCE, you are expected to register a maximum of 9 subjects for a Medical Rehabilitation degree. You can register for less than 9 subjects if you are resitting.

However, you must have at least 5 credit passes amongst the 9 subjects listed below before you can gain admission into any Nigerian university to study for a Medical Rehabilitation degree.

Remember, the requirement you’re about to read is also applicable to all o level examinations. (WAEC, NECO and GCE). We have painstakingly highlighted (in red) the core subjects on which you must obtain credit before you can gain admission. Any subject with blue colour means, a pass is allowed.

If however, you fail one of the core subjects, you should read through each university’s special requirements for this course below to see if there is a university that may accept another subject in lieu of the one you failed. The 9 WAEC/NECO/GCE subject combinations for Medical Rehabilitation are:

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Civic Education 
  • Trade Subject 
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Geography/Further Mathematics

If you have your O level result already and the subjects you have is not the same as the admission requirement that is the required O level subject combinations to study Medical Rehabilitation, don’t give up. You should consider other Medical Rehabilitation similar courses or take a look at Polytechnic or College of Education related course subject requirements.

You can also study online with a foreign university right from your bedroom or apply for a scholarship to study abroad. Education is now a choice. And please before you make a decision on which University to choose, please read useful guides on how to choose a course and university


JAMB subject combination for Medical Rehabilitation

For this degree, you are also required to register for 4 subjects and English is compulsory. More so, your JAMB score in addition to your POST UTME score will determine the cumulative score that the university will use to decide your candidacy for admission.

You should score 200 or above in JAMB to stand a better chance of gaining admission to study Medical Rehabilitation. You can still gain admission if you score between 180-190 upward but you do not stand a chance with those who had scored higher. Try out JAMB Admission Simulator.

The 4 JAMB subject combination for Medical Rehabilitation are:

  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

Direct Entry requirement (required A-level result) to study Medical Rehabilitation

If you’re one of those seeking admission into the University to further your studies, in addition to the required WAEC subjects combination for Medical Rehabilitation, you are expected to have ‘A’ level passes in Chemistry, Physics and any of Biology/Zoology or Mathematics.

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These are the list of Universities offering Medical Rehabilitation in Nigeria

  1. Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife (OAU)
  2. Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka (UNIZIK)
  3. University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN)
  4. University of Medical Sciences, Ondo
Estimated number of students currently studying Medical Rehabilitation in Nigerian Universities is 1,883
Medical Rehabilitation has 11% employment rate in Nigeria

Admission Rate:

Medical Rehabilitation has 85% admission rate.

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Medical Rehabilitation is how many years course?

In Nigeria, if you gain admission to study Medical Rehabilitation degree course at the university through JAMB UTME, you will study Medical Rehabilitation for five years. If you gain admission through direct entry, you will study this course for four years. And of course, there is room for more years if you have an extension; the aftermath of carryover courses.

Medical Rehabilitation is under which faculty in Nigeria?

According to JAMB, a body responsible for your admission into the University or other institutions, Medical Rehabilitation is under the Faculty/School/College of Medical, Pharmaceutical and Health Science but may also be under a different faculty in some universities in Nigeria.

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Can a science or art student study Medical Rehabilitation?

No! If you are a Commercial or Art student, you can’t study Medical Rehabilitation degree course at the university. This is a pure science course. But if you are good with Science subjects, you can take your chances I won’t discourage you provided you have the required subjects combination in your O level result. If you’re still in secondary school, you may find it difficult to change subjects to fit your desired course during WAEC registration because some schools may go against it.

Also, during WAEC or NECO registration make sure you know which subjects are been registered for you because some secondary schools are ignorant about the importance of O level requirements for university courses. Another alternative way to register the required subject combinations for Medical Rehabilitation is through GCE.

What is Medical Rehabilitation degree all about: 

If you’re going to study this course, then you must have a lot of patience because you will be dealing with people called the patient. It is a medical discipline that utilizes various physical agents such as heat, light, water, electricity, massage, manipulations, and mechanical appliances to assess, diagnose, treats, prevent or manage diseases and disability.

With this course, you will become experts who assist a patient to overcome certain disorders, which may have been acquired from life-changing unwanted events or such that are present from birth.

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15 thoughts on “WAEC and JAMB Subject Combination for Medical Rehabilitation”

  1. Hi
    I scored 213 in jamb can I gain admission to study medical rehab?
    Secondly,I only registered for eng ,chem,biology and physics,can I gain admission without mathematics I jamb for medical rehab

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