Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program
- 40 students are admitted each year
- 6 of these spots are reserved for Aboriginal students
CurriculumStudents entering the M.P.T. program will be engaged in academic activities for 11 of 12 months of the year, for 2 years and 6 weeks. The curriculum is made up of 10 modules of varying lengths. It differs from most university programs which provide courses in two regular terms (Sept. to Dec., Jan. to April). The M.P.T. program at the U of S provides opportunities for each student to participate in a major project, clinical education, case integration courses and integrated evaluation.
M.P.T. students may obtain first hand training in research methods under the supervision of a faculty member with the MPT Student Research Project program launching Fall 2018.
The full-time, clinical and associate faculty members are also actively engaged in a wide range of clinically-focused research projects. Several faculty members collaborate with other researchers on campus in a variety of disciplines.
Clinical education is the “internship” or “clinical practicum” part of the School of Rehabilitation Science program. The purpose of the clinical education program is to integrate theory and practice. It consists of approximately forty percent of the student contact hours of the program.
Students are placed in a variety of clinical facilities and, under supervision, apply evidence-based theoretical knowledge to practice. The clinical education program promotes gradually decreasing supervision, increasing independence, and increasingly complex clinical situations over time to prepare students for entry-to-practice.
A description of Accreditation Status – Fully Compliant is as follows:
- A program is in compliance with 100% of the accreditation criteria within the Accreditation Standards.
- There are no criteria in non-compliance.
- There could be identified concerns that the program must improve upon and report back about in Progress Reports.
- If progress is not made, the program’s accreditation status could be changed to partially compliant or probationary at any time in the six year accrediation cycle.
- If a program loses its accreditation status, its students may not be considered graduates of an accredited physiotherapy education program.
- Students must be considered graduates from an accredited physiotherapy education program in Canada in order to be eligible to write the Physiotherapy Competency Exam and be licensed to practice physiotherapy in Canada.
- The program's accreditation status is important to graduating students with regards to becoming licensed to practice physiotherapy in Canada. It is recommended that students contact the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (alliancept.org) for information regarding the process to become licensed as a physiotherapist in Canada following graduation.
Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada
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London, Ontario N6J 1Y5