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Physiotherapy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #72 (WUR) Hamilton, Canada
Physiotherapists are experts in movement and function. As health care professionals, physiotherapists work with people across the lifespan, who have a wide array of mobility issues, injuries, and/or health conditions, and work in a variety of settings. This master degree in Physiotherapy is offered at the McMaster University.


Using a client-cantered approach, physiotherapists work with people to: prevent disability and chronic conditions, maximize the ability to move and function, and improve health, wellness, and quality of life. 

A professional Master's program in Physiotherapy  comprised of academic and clinical education, which prepares students in their eligibility to be registered practicing physiotherapists in Canada. This program offered by the McMaster University meets Canadian professional accreditation and practice standards.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Paediatric Physiotherapy 
  • Advanced Neurological Physiotherapy Practice: Problem-based 
  • Advanced Neurological Physiotherapy Practice: Clinical Laboratory Course
  • Physiotherapy Clinical Practice 
  • Community-based Physiotherapy: Problem-based 
  • Community-based Physiotherapy: Clinical Laboratory 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    60 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: B
Recommended score: B

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

  • To be eligible for admission to the M.Sc. (PT) Program, applicants will have completed a four-year baccalaureate degree or the equivalent number of courses (120 units/credits), and will have achieved a minimum grade-point average of “B+” or 77% or 3.0/4.0 or 8.0/12.0 in their final 60 units of credit. 
  • Post-graduate coursework is also considered in this GPA calculation. Applicants may apply during the fourth year of their degree. In this case, the pre-admission GPA for eligibility purposes is calculated using the most recent 60 units of credit towards their degree.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32148 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16074 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    6924 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3462 CAD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Hamilton

  • 1163 - 1630 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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