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Physical Therapy

Testimonials

"I currently work at a clinic that has a few hopeful Queen’s PT applicants for this year. Talking to them made me reflect on just how amazing my time at Queen’s really was. I love my profession and am very thankful my application was put into the “accept” pile way back in 2008 when I started at Queen’s...The friends I made from my two years at Kingston.live strong to this day and I look at back at Queen’s with only the best memories.. While I was in the thick of it I couldn’t see it, but being a Queen’s PT students was one of the best times of my life...”

Jesse Awenus, Msc PT 2010

Program Contact

Kathy Grant
Program Assistant
Physical Therapy Program
School of Rehabilitation Therapy
Louise D. Acton Building
31 George Street. Kingston, ON, Canada K7L 3N6

Phone: 613.533.6000 ext. 79141
E-mail: grantk@queensu.ca
Website: www.rehab.queensu.ca

 

Program Overview

The mission of MScPT program is to provide an outstanding learning environment for the education of  future physical therapy professionals. The curriculum follows a competency-based framework in which the specific goal of the educational program is to prepare individuals to undertake the roles of a Physical Therapist in Canada. These roles include Clinical Practitioner, Communicator, Collaborator, Manager, Advocate, Scholarly Practitioner, and Professional.

With critical enquiry evidence-based practice as the foundation, our program promotes the acquisition of advanced academic knowledge, skills and behaviors that are essential for a primary health care provider in a complex and continually evolving health care environment.

Opportunities

Our students have the opportunity to access dynamic networks and diverse and exciting placements across Canada and internationally. As well inter-professional educational experiences are woven throughout the program. Upon graduation, you will become eligible to take the Canadian Physiotherapy Competency Examination. Following successful completion, you are eligible to become registered with any of the provincial or territorial regulatory bodies for physiotherapy.

Career paths – employment opportunities

  • Hospitals, rehabilitation and outpatient clinics
  • Private practices
  • Community agencies
  • Children’s treatment centres and school health programs
  • Sports physiotherapy clinics
Degrees Offered/Method of Completion

Degrees Offered

M.Sc. PT: 24 months (continuous)

Method of Completion

Course work, and clinical placements

Supervisors
  • Dr. Alice Aiken (Chair)
  • Prof. Randy Booth
  • Dr. Elsie Culham
  • Dr. Nandini Deshpande
  • Dr. Sara Guilcher
  • Prof. Diana Hopkins-Rosseel
  • Dr. Cheryl King-VanVlack
  • Dr. Linda McLean
  • Ms. Paula Mooney
  • Dr. Kathleen Norman
  • Dr. Lucie Pelland
  • Dr. Trisha Parsons
  • Ms. Melanie Law
Funding, Academic Prerequisites & Deadline

Funding Information

Unfortunately, the School of Graduate Studies does not make internal scholarship funding available to students in professional programs. Although you are not technically eligible to apply for a bursary before become a registered student at Queen’s University, you may be eligible for bursary assistance through student awards, including OGS bursaries and the Queen’s General Bursary.

Academic Prerequisites

  • A 4-year baccalaureate degree with a minimum second-class standing from a recognized university including:
  • At least one course in introductory psychology (minimum 1.0) and one course in statistics (minimum 0.5)
  • Undergraduate courses with substantive content in human anatomy (minimum 0.5) and physiology (minimum 0.5). One full credit in human anatomy is recommended

Grades Required

Our first cut-off is based on:

  • GPA of your most recent 10 full-course undergraduate credits (subGPA*)
  • Cumulative GPA* for all years of undergraduate study
  • The level of the cult off for the subGPA and cumulative GPA are dependent on the applicant pool

Other Requirements

  • Queen’s Physical Therapy Personal Submission Form questions
  • Two Confidential Reference Forms (downloadable from ORPAS website)
  • Documented evidence (through volunteer work, community service or personal experience) of strong interest in the profession of physical therapy, knowledge of the profession and desire to work with people of all ages

Citizenship

Admission is restricted to candidates who are Canadian citizens or Canadian permanent residents (landed immigrants) prior to the closing date for receipt of applications.

Test Requirements

For students who have lived in an English speaking country for less than three years, you must have one of:

  • TOEFL Minimum scores required: Internet-based test (iBT) 94 with scores in the following ranges: reading – high (22–30); listening – high (22–30); speaking – good (26–30); writing – good (24–30)
  • MELAB with a minimum score of 80
  • IELTS with a minimum score of 8

Key Dates and Deadlines

Note: applications for the Physical Therapy program at Queen’s must be made through the Ontario Rehabilitation Sciences Programs Application Service which can be contacted at: www.ouac.on.ca/orpas.

Application Open: mid-October.

Application Deadline: Early January (through ORPAS)

Notification of Acceptance: mid-May

Learning Outcomes

Degree Level Expectations - MSc (PT) (120 KB)

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Physical Therapy
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