All offers of admission for the 2013-2014 academic year will be sent via email on May 17, 2013
The application closes on Friday January 11, 2013
|updated Nov 9, 2012
|Approximately 70 students are admitted annually to the Physical Therapy program. Applicants are selected on the basis of a strong academic record and the assessment of personal characteristics considered most appropriate for the study of Physical Therapy at Queen's University and the subsequent practice of Physical Therapy.
Applicants must have a four year baccalaureate degree and a minimum of a second class standing (70%+) from a recognized university. In addition, applicants must have completed a course in introductory psychology and courses with substantive content in statistics, human anatomy and physiology at the undergraduate level.
In addition to academic achievement applicants must show, through documentation of volunteer work, community service or personal experience, their strong interest in the profession of physiotherapy, knowledge of the profession and desire to work with people of all ages and abilities/disabilities. Two letters of reference and a statement of intent are required.
Further details are provided below under Academic Requirements and Method of Selection.
|GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION
Admission is restricted to candidates who are Canadian citizens or Canadian permanent residents (landed immigrants) prior to the closing date for receipt of applications.
Applicants who have resided in Canada or another English speaking country for less than three years as of the first day of the month of the term in which students are to begin must achieve a satisfactory score on one of the following tests:
|Admission With Advanced Standing
Candidates are not normally considered for admission with advanced standing or on a part-time basis. All students admitted to either program must be registered full-time for two years (24 months).
Disability and Admission to Rehabilitation Therapy
While a disability should not preclude consideration for admission, the disability must not be such as to prevent the student from communicating with patients and/or colleagues, making observations, gathering and analyzing data requisite to arriving at professional judgments, and carrying out physical techniques and activity components of patient care essential to the practice of physical therapy.
Students entering any training program in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University, are required to provide documentation of their two-step tuberculin skin test status, varicella serological status and immunization history for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, polio, tetanus, and Hepatitis B. Annual influenza immunization is also required for all students prior to clinical placements.
Students are advised to visit their Family Physician, Student Health Services or Public Health Office to be screened or to enter an immunization schedule. Vaccination occurs at the student's cost. For the Hepatitis B vaccine, documentation of receipt of all three doses by the physician or Health Unit as well as laboratory evidence of immunity (i.e., positive serology for the antibody to Hepatitis B surface antigen two to three months post vaccination [HBsAg]) is required to be submitted to the School. For students entering first year of a rehabilitation therapy program, this documentation is required in the first week of the program. For students who are anti-HBs positive, no further action is required. For students who are anti-HBs negative, screening for HBsAG is done; if they are HBsAg positive they are also screened for HBeAg. It is understood that Hepatitis B immunization may not be complete at registration, but all tests must be in progress.
No screening is done for infection with HCV or HIV. At this time, expert opinion and current evidence does not support the necessity of such screening. Students who self-report infections with these viruses will be considered by an advisory committee.
To be eligible for admission, students must have a four-year baccalaureate degree or equivalent with a minimum second- class standing from a recognized university, including pre-requisite courses as described below.
|Doctoral Studies in Rehabilitation Science
Positions are available for strong students with an interest in research who are accepted into the MScPT program at Queen’s University to enroll in the doctoral degree program in Rehabilitation Science upon completion of their professional program. The School of Rehabilitation Therapy offers a minimum stipend of $18 000 per year to all of its doctoral students. Further scholarship opportunities are also available. If you are interested in learning more about this possibility, please contact the Graduate Assistant, Rehabilitation Science. For information about Master and Doctoral level studies in Rehabilitation Science at Queen’s click here.
All applicants to Physical Therapy must complete the Queen's Physical Therapy Personal Submission questions. In addition, two Confidential Reference Forms are considered in the assessment of applicants (downloadable from the ORPAS application site: see under How to Apply, below). At least one of the Confidential Reference Forms must be from someone holding an academic faculty position in a postsecondary university or college, who has taught you and is qualified to judge your academic ability. Positions such as Teaching Assistant/laboratory coordinator/athletic trainer do not qualify as academic referees. The second reference, must be from someone who can judge your work performance and interpersonal skills from their perspective as a physiotherapist, or as someone who supervised the applicant's work with people who have special needs. Referees are also asked to provide a letter to accompany the form. Neither of the Confidential Reference Forms can be submitted by relatives or friends. Completed reference forms and letters must be sent by the referees to ORPAS. It is recommended that applicants provide their referees with a stamped, address envelope to facilitate this process. Due to the large number of applicants, the Physical Therapy program will not contact applicants whose application files are incomplete.
ONTARIO GRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP (OGS)
|For Further Information please contact:
Physical Therapy Program
School of Rehabilitation Therapy
Tel: (613)533-6000 ext. 79141
|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (pdf)|