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  • Admissions and COVID-19

    Posted on April 1, 2020 in

    *Please note that this page will be updated as the situation evolves.* Last Updated: May 8, 2020 Several universities, including the University of Toronto, are allowing students to elect Credit/ No Credit (Pass/ Fail) grades in their courses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. How will these grades impact the evaluation of incoming transcripts in the […]

  • Computer Administered Profile (CAP)

    Posted on February 24, 2020 in

    What is the Computer Administered Profile (CAP)? The CAP is a written examination designed to assess personal characteristics and attributes, life experiences, knowledge of the physical therapy profession, and critical thinking/problem-solving skills.  The CAP is not a personal profile nor is it an MCAT-type exam for which you can study. Typical questions will explore understanding […]

  • Doctoral Stream Rehab Programs

    Posted on September 9, 2016 in

    Is there a doctoral stream rehab program for Physical Therapists at the University of Toronto? Yes, there are MSc and PhD programs in the Rehabilitation Sciences Institute. Students with a BScPT or MScPT may be eligible for consideration to this program. Alternatively, there are many other graduate programs available at U of T. Why would […]

  • The U of T PT Program

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    What is the goal of the U of T MScPT curriculum? The goal of our curriculum is to develop highly competent academic practitioners who will consistently demonstrate the essential competencies of a practicing physical therapist in a wide range of settings upon graduation. The Ontario Council of University Programs in Rehabilitation Sciences (OCUPRS) created a […]

  • The PT Profession

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    What is Physical Therapy? Physical Therapy is a professional health discipline directed towards the prevention or alleviation of movement dysfunction, and towards the enhancement of physical capacity. The ultimate goal of Physical Therapy is to assist the client/patient to achieve the highest possible level of independent function. Exercise, therapeutic modalities and consultative strategies are used […]

  • Calculating sub-GPA

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    How is GPA calculated? We will consider your last 20 half-courses completed by December 31 of the application year, starting with the fall session of your current academic year and working backward. Due to the discrepancy in grade reporting across universities, in order to capture 20 half-courses, the sub-GPA must be calculated based on yearly […]

  • CASPer Test and Reference Letters

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    How many references do I need? We require one academic and one professional reference. A third reference is not required. We do not give preference to applicants who submit a third reference.  Who should be my reference? We require one academic reference and one professional reference. Both referees should be individuals who can address your […]

  • Prerequisite Courses

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    What are the required prerequisite courses? Applicants are required to complete one half-course in human physiology, one half-course in human anatomy, one full-course or two-half courses in life and/or physical sciences, one full-course or two half-courses in social sciences and/or humanities and/or languages, and one-half course in statistics or research methods. I completed a combined […]

  • Academic Requirements

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    Is there a specific undergraduate program that is most suitable for admission to the PT program? No. Applicants with a degree in almost any discipline are encouraged to apply. All programs are treated equally in the evaluation process. Regardless of your program of study, you will need to ensure that you have completed the prerequisite […]

  • Applying

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    How can I apply to the physical therapy program? Applications are available from ORPAS, a division of the Ontario Universities Application Centre (OUAC). Visit ORPAS and click on the ORPAS Online Application link. Do I need to have my undergraduate degree finished to apply? Applicants must be able to forward a final transcript showing that their undergraduate […]