24 months
22479 CAD/year
15087 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Physiotherapy degree at Dalhousie University provides education and preparation for clinical practice as a physiotherapist; completion of the program prepares students for the licensing exams necessary to practice physiotherapy.



Basic science content is integrated with physiotherapy-specific course content across eight academic modules addressing the following transcurricular themes:

  • Clinical reasoning and best practices
  • Ethical reasoning and cultural sensitivity
  • Professionalism, leadership and collaboration
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Therapeutic exercise Communication
  • Health promotion and secondary prevention

Clinical placements (one - two week and five - six weeks duration), under professional supervision, are taken at a variety of facilities at intervals throughout the program.   

The Physiotherapy program at Dalhousie University is designed to develop an educational qualification for entry to the physiotherapy profession. 

Physiotherapy presents a variety of job opportunities. Physiotherapists may work independently or as part of a multidisciplinary health-care team.  Physiotherapists can work in:

  • Orthopaedics
  • Women’s health
  • Paediatrics
  • Sports physiotherapy
  • Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy
  • Neurosciences
  • Rheumatology
  • Health promotion
  • Gerontology
  • Manual therapy
  • Health care management and more

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Special Topics in Musculoskeletal
  • Introduction to Computers for Data Acquistion and Processing
  • Special Topics in Neurology
  • Graduate Seminar Series: Basic and Applied Aspects of Rehabilitation
  • Special Topics in Cardiac Rehabilitation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year Bachelor’s degree
  • Degree granted by university of recognized standing
  • Complete the graduate application form (online application)
  • Pay $115 application fee
  • An official academic transcript and degree certificate (if degree conferral not stated on Transcripts) for each post-secondary institution attended
  • Two academic reference letters

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22479 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22479 CAD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    15087 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15087 CAD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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