Physical Therapy Student Association

Objectives of the PTSA include:

  • To promote educational, professional and social interaction among members of the Physical Therapy program (Physical Therapy will hereafter be referred to as PT)
  • To promote public awareness of the roles of PT
  • To facilitate professional development and networking events to enhance the connections of the PT Student body
  • To promote awareness of members’ needs to the Rehabilitation Sector and to the University of Toronto
  • To organize activities for the members
  • To recognize and award the merit of individual members.
  • To work with the Rehabilitation Sector to support the educational and professional development of the members;
  • To encourage interprofessional teamwork and social events between departments

The Association is affiliated with, and a constituent of, the Graduate Students’ Union.

Please click the following link if you are interested in reading our constitution.


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Alyssa Benitez

Alyssa earned her Honours Kinesiology (B.Sc.Kin.) degree with a Minor in Psychology from McMaster University in 2022. Growing up playing on sports teams fuelled her interest in human movement and community engagement. Aspiring to become a physiotherapist, Alyssa is dedicated to improving accessibility to community-based rehabilitative services for underserved populations. In addition to her role as PTSA Co-president, she serves as the Vice President External for the Interprofessional Healthcare Students’ Association, representing the Physiotherapy program.

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Jacqueline Bond

Jacqueline graduated from the University of Ottawa in 2022 with an Honours Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science and a Minor in English Literature. While completing her undergraduate degree, she discovered a love for learning about how the body moves and functions, which led to her pursuit of a career in physiotherapy. She has an interest in neurological, cardiorespiratory and pediatric physiotherapy. Jacqueline looks forward to improving quality of life for others as a physiotherapist.

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