The Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program consists of an integrated schedule of academic and clinical components that take place over a two year period.
Academic courses utilize teaching and learning methods that include a combination of seminars, lectures, clinical skills laboratory sessions, peer teaching, case studies, tutorials, problem solving exercises, independent study, collaborative group work, and development of a professional portfolio.
Clinical education is interspersed throughout the program and progresses from basic to advanced. Students will be given the opportunity to develop their knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviours in a variety of practice settings.
Together, clinical education and academics provide exposure to a variety of physical therapy roles in a wide variety of settings allowing for the integration of theory and practice.
MPT Course Descriptions
The first year of the program takes place over 43 weeks and consists of:
• 31 weeks of academic study and
• 12 weeks (6 weeks and 6 weeks) of clinical placements.
• 2015-16 Year 1 Facesheet
The second year of the program takes place over 42 weeks and consists of:
• 24 weeks of academic study;
• 18 weeks (6 weeks, 6 weeks and 6 weeks) of clinical placements and
• A group capstone project interwoven throughout.