School of Rehabilitation Therapy
Faculty of Health Sciences Queen's University
 

Master of Science Degree in Physical Therapy

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The School of Rehabilitation Therapy offers a twenty-four month program in Physical Therapy leading to a professional Master of Science (PT) degree.

Our mission is to develop a physical therapy professional who is a capable clinical practitioner, critical thinker, educator, administrator, consultant and advocate. With critical enquiry and evidence-based practice as the foundation, the program promotes the acquisition of advanced academic knowledge, skills and behaviours that are essential for a primary health care provider in a complex and continually evolving health care environment.

The overall aim of the program is to ensure that the graduate has the ability to provide leadership within a changing health care environment and acquire the essential competencies of a practicing physical therapist.

Accreditation
The MScPT Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Canadian Physiotherapy Academic Programs (ACCPAP).

Regulation of Practice
All physiotherapists in Canada must be registered with the appropriate provincial or territorial regulatory body. Each jurisdiction has its own registration process. In Ontario successful completion of the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) is required for registration with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario.

About the Physical Therapy Program

Physical Therapy is a first contact, autonomous, client-focused health profession dedicated to: improving and maintaining functional independence and physical performance; preventing and managing pain, physical impairments, disabilities and limits to participation; and promoting fitness, health and wellness.
This 24 month program prepares students to enter the physical therapy profession. The client-centred curriculum progresses from single system problems in the mid lifespan to more complex problems and situations occurring at the extremes of the lifespan spectrum. Students are exposed to representative conditions and the various contexts in which physical therapists work, from the public system to private and community based settings.