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Physical Therapy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 30 months
    Duration
University rank #101 (ARWU) Camrose, Canada
The Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy (MScPT) program at the University of Alberta is one of 15 physical therapy programs in Canada

Overview

Vision of the MScPT Graduates

The Masters of Physical Therapy program at the University of Alberta graduates are prepared to meet the current and future challenges of client-centered, evidence-informed, interprofessional practice. They represent tomorrow's professional leaders.

Expected Outcomes for Graduates

Short Term:  The immediate objective of the program is to provide students with physical therapy skills that meet the workplace demands of diverse and changing healthcare environments.  In addition to clinical competencies, entry-level practitioners need effective strategies for autonomous practice, evidence informed decision making and outcome and program evaluation.  They need graduate level research evaluation skills that they can apply to the client in day-to-day clinical practice.

Long Term:  The longer term objective is to graduate entry-level physical therapists with life-long learning skills who will continually monitor and modify their practice to ensure efficacious, cost effective physical therapy care to people of Alberta, Canada and the global community.

The MScPT Program is a year-round, full-time program and can be completed within 30 months of study. All Canadian entry-level PT programs graduate physiotherapy generalists and are not programs of specialization. National entry-level competencies must be acquired in all practice areas (musculoskeletal, cardiorespiratory, neurology, oncology, pediatrics, etc.) by the end of the program.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Therapeutic Physical Agents 
  • Gross Motor Development and Pediatric Physical Therapy 
  • Aging and Physical Therapy 
  • Introduction to Neuroanatomy 
  • Neuroscience for Rehabilitation 
  • Basic Concepts in Evidence-Based Practice 
  • Applied Concepts in Evidence-Based Practice 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 30 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants are normally required to have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree, or its academic equivalent, from an academic institution recognized by the University of Alberta. 
  • An admission grade point average of 3 on most 4-point grading systems or B on most letter grading systems, based on your most recent two years of full time study (or equivalent) is required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10500 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10500 CAD per year and a duration of 30 months.
  • National

    5575 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5575 CAD per year and a duration of 30 months.
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Funding

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