School of Graduate Studies

School of Graduate Studies
School of Graduate Studies

Physical Therapy

Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) and Director
Finlayson, M.

Interim Associate Director, Physical Therapy Program
Norman, K.

Brouwer, B., Finlayson, M., Hopkins-Rosseel, D., Krupa, T., McColl, M.A.H.

Associate Professor
Deshpande, N., Donnelly, C., French, S.4, King-VanVlack, C.E.2, Lysaght, R., Norman, K., Parsons, T.1, Pelland, L.

Assistant Professor
Aldersey, H.3 , Booth, R., Cramm, H., DePaul., V., Fayed, N., Ghahari, S. , Miller, J.5

Professor Emeritus
Culham, E.G., Olney, S.J., Paterson, M., Peat, M.

Adjunct Lecturer
Edgelow, M. Law, M., Murphy, S.L, O'Riordan, A.

1 - On leave 2016-17
2 - On leave June-December 2016
3 - Queen's National Scholar Community Based Rehabilitation
4 - Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Professorship
5 - Effective January 2017

Departmental Facilities

The School of Rehabilitation Therapy is housed in the Louise D. Acton building. Teaching laboratories, student meeting space, research space and clinical services are located on the ground floor and first floor. Administration and faculty offices are on the second floor. Research laboratory facilities are located in the LDA building, Hotel Dieu Hospital, Kingston General Hospital, Providence Care, and the Human Mobility Research Centre (KGH). Research spaces are well equipped to support various research programs in the study of normal and abnormal human movement, motor control, human neurophysiology cardiovascular and skeletal muscle function, and a broad range of disability and wellness in the community studies. Projects may also be undertaken in a variety of clinical and community settings external to the School of Rehabilitation Therapy.

Master of Science Physical Therapy

All applications will be processed through the Ontario Universities Application Centre, Ontario Rehabilitation Sciences Programs Application Service. (

Admission Requirements

Applicants are selected on the basis of a strong academic record and the assessment of personal characteristics considered most appropriate for the study of Physical Therapy at Queen's University and the subsequent practice of Physical Therapy.

Applicants must have a four year baccalaureate degree and a minimum of a second class standing (70%+) from a recognized university. In addition, applicants must have completed a course in introductory psychology and courses with substantive content in statistics, human anatomy and physiology at the undergraduate level.

In addition to academic achievement, applicants must show, through documentation of volunteer work, community service or personal experience, their strong interest in the profession of physiotherapy, knowledge of the profession and desire to work with people of all ages and abilities/disabilities. Two letters of reference and a personal information submission are required.

Program Requirements

Students are normally enrolled full time for twenty-four months, requiring as a minimum the completion of 107 credits including a critical enquiry project.

Required Courses

  • PT-822* 3.0CR
  • PT-841 4.0CR
  • PT-850 4.0CR
  • PT-851 4.5CR
  • PT-852 4.5CR
  • PT-853 4.5CR
  • PT-854 4.5CR
  • PT-855 4.5CR
  • PT-856 4.0CR
  • PT-857 4.5CR
  • PT-858 4.5CR
  • PT-859 4.5CR
  • PT-861 4.5CR
  • PT-863 4.0CR
  • PT-864 4.0CR
  • PT-865 4.5CR
  • PT-881 6.0CR
  • PT-882 6.0CR
  • PT-883 6.0CR
  • PT-884 6.0CR
  • PT-885 6.0CR
  • PT-898 6.0CR
  • PT-897* 3.0CR