Physical Therapy

Prerequisite Verification

Using the following pages, you are able to match your prerequisite courses to courses approved by our Admissions Committee. Applicants must have earned a minimum grade of B- (or 70%) in all prerequisite courses, as per the grade recorded on the transcript.  Approved courses are listed for three of the five prerequisite areas: human physiology, human anatomy and statistics/research methods. We do not list life/physical science courses or social science and/or humanities and/or languages courses because these categories are very broad and encompass hundreds (if not thousands) of possible choices for each school listed.

Course titles and numbers may change over time. We list current and former course information to aid the process of verifying your prerequisites.

All prerequisite courses must be completed within the last seven years. Exact date cut-offs for the current cycle are published in the Prerequisite section of our How to Apply page.

To use these links, please click on the school where the prerequisite course was taken. For example, clicking on Acadia University will bring you to a list of prerequisite courses that we will accept from Acadia University.

Changes to 2016 Admissions Cycle

We are introducing changes that will take effect in the 2016 admissions cycle, which will begin mid-October 2015.  We are providing this information one year in advance to give applicants time to plan accordingly. Information regarding these changes can be found at our new page, Changes to 2016 Admissions Cycle.

Examples of Life/Physical Science and Social Science/ Humanities/ Languages Courses

  • Examples of Life Sciences include biology, basic medical sciences, pathology, etc.
  • Examples of Physical Science include chemistry, physics, geology, geography, etc.
  • Examples of Social Sciences include anthropology, political science, economics, sociology, psychology, etc.
  • Examples of Humanities include history, religion, philosophy, classics, English, etc.

Can’t find your prerequisite course?

If you taken a human physiology, human anatomy and/or a statistics/research methods course that is not found in one of the lists below, please email ptstudent.services@utoronto.ca. Include the course title, course code, course description, when the course was taken, where it was taken, and a link to the course website or University academic calendar. New approved courses will be added to these lists over time.

Not sure which prerequisite course to use?

Beginning with the 2016 admission cycle (which opens October 2015), applicants must have earned a minimum grade of B- (or 70%) in all prerequisite courses, as per the grade recorded on the transcript. Applicants should always use the course that meets this minimum mark requirement and fits our criteria best.

Keep in mind that prerequisite courses are counted as part of the subGPA only if they are taken within the last 20 half credits completed.

List of Universities

Acadia University
Athabasca University
Bishop’s University
Brandon University
Brock University
Cape Breton University
Carleton University
Concordia University
Dalhousie University
Guelph University
Lakehead University
Laurentian University
University of Manitoba
McGill University
McMaster University
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Mount Allison University
Mount Saint Vincent University
Nipissing University
Queen’s University
Ryerson University
Saint Mary’s University
Simon Fraser University
St. Francis Xavier University
St. Thomas University
Thompson Rivers University
Trent University
Université de Moncton
Université de Montréal
Université de Sherbrooke
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Université du Québec à Montréal
Université Laval
University of Alberta
University of British Columbia Okanagan
University of British Columbia Vancouver
University of Calgary
University of Lethbridge
University of Manitoba
University of New Brunswick Fredricton
University of New Brunswick Saint John
University of Northern British Columbia
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Ottawa
University of Prince Edward Island
University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan
University of Toronto Mississauga
University of Toronto Scarborough
University of Toronto St. George
University of Victoria
University of Waterloo
University of Windsor
University of Winnipeg
Vancouver Island University
Western University
Wilfrid Laurier University
York University