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Physiotherapy (MScPT)

Faculty of Health Professions

Description: Physiotherapists understand how the body moves, what keeps it from moving well and how to restore mobility. Working as part of a healthcare team or independently, physiotherapists strive to improve the health and mobility of their patients. They can also advise on ways to prevent health problems from occurring. The program blends 66 weeks of academic study with 30 weeks of clinical placements.

Students who graduate with a Master of Science in Physiotherapy degree enter the profession as generalists, capable of working in any type of public or private practice. These entry positions are available in a variety of settings:

- private physiotherapy clinics
- public acute care hospitals
- long term care facilities, such as nursing homes
- community and home care
- schools and paediatric centres

Upon further post-graduate education and practice, physiotherapists can specialize in the following areas:

- pediatrics
- seniors health
- sports physiotherapy
- manual therapy
- women's health
- management

Website: Physiotherapy
Program options: Master of Science in Physiotherapy (MScPT)
Program Notes:
Preference is given to residents of the Atlantic Provinces
The MScPT Program is accredited by Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC).
Length of program: 25 months
Prerequisites: Undergraduate degree
Minimum B+ average in the last 60 undergraduate credits
Completion of the following courses or their equivalents:
    Half credit of Physics, Biology, Statistics, Biomechanics, and Human Anatomy
    Full credit of Human Physiology, Psychology, and any Language/ Humanities or Social Science subject