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Master of Science (Physiotherapy) Program

The Master of Science (Physiotherapy) Program prepares students with the knowledge, skills and professional behaviours required to practice as an entry level clinician in a variety of health care and community settings.

This program is a full time, course-based masters level degree. The curriculum is based on the principles of problem-based, small-group, self-directed learning. Students will integrate theory, evidence and practice, to become evidence-based practitioners in the present and future health care environment.  Learn more...


What is Physiotherapy   Curriculum Overview   Educational Framework

Physiotherapy is a dynamic health care profession with foundations in theory and research and specialized clinical expertise. Physiotherapy is focused on enabling individuals to preserve, develop, and /or restore movement, function, and health.

Physiotherapists provide valuable health care for individuals throughout their life - from newborns to older adults in our society. They offer skills and knowledge to determine movement diagnoses, develop interventions to optimize and / or maintain and / or prevent loss of function.

 

The Physiotherapy Program is a full-time, 25 month long, entry-to-practice master’s program.  All courses are required and follow sequentially over 6 units of study.  There are no electives. 

Units are 14 weeks in duration with Units 2 through 5 consisting of 8 weeks of academic study followed by 6 weeks of clinical practice.  All units include an inter-related problem-based tutorial course and a clinical laboratory course. A Foundational Knowledge for the Physiotherapy Practitioner course runs across Units 1, 2, and 3 in Year 1.  A Research and Evidenced-Based Practice course runs across units 4, 5 and 6 in Year 2.  Learn more...

 

The conceptual framework of education espoused by the MSc (PT) Program is based on adult learning theory and principles of self-directed, problem-based learning. Embedded in this framework is an educational philosophy of lifelong learning that faculty and students alike believe in and value. Learn more...