M.Sc. On Campus

Physical Therapy

University of British Columbia

26 months
39341 CAD/year
6471 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Graduates of the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program from University of British Columbia promote 'Movement and Function for Life'. The first graduates, in 1964, received a "certificate course in Physical Medicine Therapy".


Using the Lifespan approach, the major areas of study in the 26 month Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program from University of British Columbia include: basic sciences, clinical decision making, clinical practice (musculoskeletal, neurological and cardiorespiratory), exercise and movement sciences, and rehabilitation research. Additionally, students experience a total of 1080 'hands-on' clinical hours over six clinical placements in diverse aspects of clinical care. 

The evidence-based curriculum is structured to promote critical thinking, develop problem solving skills, promote teamwork and collaboration, and empower students to be lifelong learners.  

What makes the program unique?

The Department of Physical Therapy provides an outstanding learning environment and leads in innovative research to advance physical therapy practice globally. The Department is well known for its high standards and excellent faculty. Both academic and external faculty are recipients of prestigious teaching awards, providing an excellent learning environment.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

The MPT Program embraces innovative teaching and learning approaches that align with the curricular vision and goals, including:
  • Simulation and technology-enhanced teaching and learning tools
  • Inter-professional learning
  • Community-based learning

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 26 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

The admissions GPA will be calculated using the most recent university senior level courses (300 or above) up to 30 credits. Courses graded as “pass” or “Cr” will not count towards the admission GPA.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • All applicants have to submit transcripts from all past post-secondary study. Document submission requirements depend on whether your institution of study is within Canada or outside of Canada.
  • A minimum of three references are required for application to graduate programs at UBC. References should be requested from individuals who are prepared to provide a report on your academic ability and qualifications.
  • This program contains a practicum component for which a criminal record check is required.
  • Permanent Residents of Canada must provide a clear photocopy of both sides of the Permanent Resident card.

Work experience

Minimum of 70 volunteer hours or work experience with people with disabilities.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    39341 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 39341 CAD per year during 26 months.
  • National

    6471 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6471 CAD per year during 26 months.

Living costs for Vancouver

1590 - 2686 CAD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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