Eligibility Requirements

English Language Proficiency

For those not educated in English, the Department of Physical Therapy complies with the English language requirements established by the University of Manitoba Faculty of Graduate Studies, the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators and the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba. These minimum scores are required to be admitted into the Faculty of Graduate Studies; to be licensed as a student physical therapist in Manitoba; and to be considered eligible to sit the national Physiotherapy Competency Examination upon graduation.

  1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), internet-based (iTOEFL)

    A minimum total score of 92 is required, with no sub-score lower than 21.

  2. Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees (CanTEST)

    A minimum band of 4.5 in Listening, Reading and Oral Expression and a minimum of 4.0 in writing.

  3. Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

    An overall score of at least 7 and must include all components of the test (i.e., listening, reading, writing and speaking).

The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators and the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba do not accept the Academic English Program for University and College Entrance (AEPUCE), the University of Michigan English Language Battery (MELAB) or the Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL).

Results for most language tests, including TOEFL, IELTS, and CanTEST, expire two years from the test date. Please confirm the validity of your test results.

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December 9, 2014
English Language Proficiency