Physical Therapy

Prerequisite Verification

Using the following pages, you are able to match your prerequisite courses to courses approved by our Admissions Committee. Approved courses are listed for two of the four prerequisite areas: Human/Vertebrate Physiology 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 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 anatomy, biology, basic medical sciences, pathology, psychology, 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/vertebrate physiology and/or a statistics/research methods course that is not found in one of the lists below, please email 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 calendar. New approved courses will be added to these lists over time.

Not sure which prerequisite course to use?

Applicants often want to use the prerequisite course with the highest mark. We do not look at marks for prerequisite courses unless the course is within the last 20 half credits completed. We only verify that the credit was earned. You should always use the course that best fits the category.

List of Universities

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