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A stimulating experience

Find out how physiotherapy researchers use advanced techniques like brain stimulation to study and treat individuals with neurological disorders.


Our Mission

The School of Physiotherapy educates physiotherapists who excel; conduct research that advances the practice and promotes high standards of health.


Focus on Function

Explore how technology is used to link basic science with functional activity to improve quality of life.


Heart meets brain

Discover ground-breaking research supporting the positive effects of aerobic exercise on cognition.


Physiotherapists understand

Physiotherapists understand how the body moves, what keeps it from moving well and how to restore mobility. Consider physiotherapy as a profession.


Work as part of a team

Working as part of a health-care team or independently, find out how physiotherapist researchers strive to improve the health and mobility of their patients.


Explore our graduate programs

A centre for education, research and clinical excellence, learn more about Dalhousie's School of Physiotherapy three graduate programs.


Musculoskeleltal Health Research Open House

The School celebrated the unveil of a new research suite on March 12, 2015.


About the School of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a diverse and interesting career that involves the study of physical function of the human body in health and disease. The MSc Physiotherapy program educates physiotherapists who excel in their profession through advanced education and research training in the rehabilitation sciences. Learn more about the School of Physiotherapy.

NEW: Admission Information

Online application statuses will be updated as soon as your application package has been opened and documentation has been verified; a confirmation letter will be sent to you via email by the School.

Successful, waitlisted and unsuccessful applicants received notification of their application status on Friday May 8, 2015. The waitlist for the September 2015 incoming class will remain open until Monday September 21, 2015.

The application deadline for our Fall 2016 enrollment is January 31, 2016.

Find out more:

2015 Admissions

The MSc (Rehabilitation Research - Physiotherapy) program considers applications on an ongoing basis.

How much will your MScPT or MScRRPT education cost on average in a year?
• Visit the Fee Calculator to give you an idea.


Important Notice from Student Accessibility Services 

Students with disabilities are encouraged to register as quickly as possible at the Advising Access Service Centre (AASC) if they wish to receive academic accommodations. To do so please phone 494-2836, email access@dal.ca, drop in at the new Mark A. Hill Accessibility Centre or visit the Student Accessibility website. Students are also reminded that, for convenience, all forms are now available on that website.

Faculty and Research

The faculty at the School of Physiotherapy take their research responsibilities seriously and recognize the value of their research to the profession and the community at large.
Learn more about our faculty and their research specializations.