Elborn College, Tel: 519-661-3360
MASTER OF PHYSICAL THERAPY (MPT)
The School of Physical Therapy offers a Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree. The two-year curriculum includes 61 weeks of classroom/laboratory work and 30 weeks of clinical experience. The program will prepare students to function as entry-level physical therapists in a wide variety of practice settings. Students will graduate at the end of August of their second year and are then eligible to take the professional licensure examination. The program requires full-time study. Applicants should ensure that they are capable of being full-time students.
Admission requirements include the following:
- Canadian citizen or permanent resident
- 4-year Bachelor's degree from an accredited university
- Selected prerequisite courses or their equivalent (listed below)
- Two standard letters of reference (ORPAS)
- A letter verifying 50 contact hours (paid or volunteer) with individuals who are cognitively or physically challenged (ORPAS form)
Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency; the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) are recommended. Admission requirements are revised periodically and may change over time. Prospective applicants are advised to check the School's web site for the most current information. In the event of questions, applicants should contact the School of Physical Therapy for clarification.
The following courses are required. Course numbers reflect sample courses at UWO.
- 1 full course in Human, Mammalian or Vertebrate Physiology (e.g. Western Physiology 1020, 1021, 2130 , or equivalent)
- 1 full course in general or introductory Science chosen from the following subjects:
- Biology (e.g. Western Biology 1222, 1223 , or equivalent);
- Physics (e.g. Western Phyiscs 1020, 1024, 1026, 1028A/B and 1029A/B , or equivalent);
- Chemistry (e.g. Western Chemistry 1050 or equivalent)
- 1 half-course in English or Writing with an essay component
- 1 half-course in Statistics, Research Methods, or Research Design (e.g. Western Health Sciences 2800 )
- 1 half-course in Social Science
- 1 half-course in Liberal Arts
For more information on the application/admission process, visit the website for the Ontario Rehabilitation Sciences Programs Application Service (ORPAS) at www.ouac.on.ca/orpas.Further details regarding the MPT program can be found on the School's web site at www.uwo.ca/fhs/pt.
Physical Therapists must be licensed or registered in order to practice physical therapy in Canada. Registration requirements vary in each province with some including successful completion of the national Physiotherapy Competency Examination. Up-to-date information on the regulations governing the profession in Ontario must be obtained from:
The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
230 Richmond Street W., 10th Floor
MASTER OF CLINICAL SCIENCE PROGRAM (MClSc)
The Master of Clinical Science program is a one-year (three terms) course-work masters program designed to offer specialty and advanced practice options to professionals in clinical practice. It has been approved by the Ontario Council of Graduate Studies and the focus of this degree is on the development of advanced clinical and research skills beyond those of professional entry-level (see above for MPT description). There are two fields of study: Manipulative Therapy and Wound Healing. This program is delivered through distance education using a web based computer program (WebCT) together with 3 residency periods when program participants are on campus for 1 – 3 week blocks.
Click here to visit the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies application page .
The normal application deadline is in early March. Late applications will be accepted as space allows.