MScPT Program

Our mission is to educate skilled and competent physical therapists; advance practice; foster leadership and contribute to our communities.

The Department of Physical Therapy is committed to improving the health of individuals through the discovery, application and exchange of knowledge. The values of the Department of Physical Therapy align with the University’s mission, the mission of the School of Graduate Studies and Temerty Faculty of Medicine to foster an academic community in which the learning and scholarship of every member may flourish, with vigilant protection for individual human rights, and a resolute commitment to the principles of equal opportunity, equity and justice.

The MScPT program is designed to meet and exceed the standards laid out by Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC), and guided by the Competency Profile for Physiotherapists in Canada (2017), which outlines the seven physical therapy domains of practice core competencies of physiotherapy expertise, communication, collaboration, management, leadership, scholarship, and professionalism. Students will develop confidence, competence and ethical sensitivity towards individuals and groups and demonstrate these attributes in the contemporary practice of physical therapy that is guided by professional norms and standards such as the Physiotherapy Act, the Code of Ethical Conduct, and Core Professional Values and Associated Behaviours.

MScPT Advanced Standing Option

The Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Advanced Standing Option is a professional graduate degree program that allows eligible physical therapists with a BScPT from a Canadian university or international equivalent to acquire the master’s degree in an online environment with two on-campus residencies. There is a strong focus on research and best practices integrated throughout the program. Applicants to the 12-month MScPT Advanced Standing Option who are physical therapists will be considered if they have completed a four-year undergraduate BScPT degree program or equivalent with a minimum mid-B average in the final year. Additionally, applicants must be registered as independent practitioners with relevant physiotherapy regulating body and/or have completed the Physiotherapy National Exam (PNE) and are awaiting results.

The Master of Science in Physical Therapy, Advanced Standing is administratively suspended.