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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.


50th Anniversary Weekend | October 2-5, 2015

Thank you to our generous alumni for attending our 50th Anniversary Weekend.


Celebrating 50 years of Physiotherapy

The School of Physiotherapy celebrated it's 50th anniversary weekend from October 2-5, 2015. Thank you to all our alumni who joined us from near and far! Above: Joan Leng & Janet Knight (Class of 1965).


About the School of Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is a diverse and interesting discipline involving the study of physical function of the human body in health and disease. The School of Physiotherapy's MSc programs educate physiotherapists and scientists who excel in their profession through advanced education and research training in the rehabilitation sciences. Learn more about our programs:

  •  MSc Physiotherapy

  •  MSc Rehabilitation Research

  •  PhD Health

Admission Information

  • NEW! Successful, waitlisted, and unsuccessful applicants received email notifications of their application status for the MScPT (Entry Level to Practice) Progam 2016 class intake on Monday, May 9th 2016. The waitlist will remain open until Friday, September 9.
  • 2016 MScPT Admissions Package (CLOSED for 2016 class intake)
  • MSc (Rehabilitation Research - Physiotherapy):

    •  MSc RR program considers applications on an ongoing basis

    Scholarship Deadlines:
    •  Dalhousie University Scholarships:
            January 1
    •  School of Physiotherapy Scholarships:
            March 1

  • Fee Calculator:
    Visit the Fee Calculator to give you an idea of how much your MScPT or MScRRPT education cost on average in a year.

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

     •  Check out the latest research from our


Canadian Physiotherapy Association Indigenous Student Award

The Indigenous Student Award is a $10,000 educational grant open to all Canadian Indigenous students (First Nations status or non-status, Inuit, or Métis) enrolled in an accredited Canadian post-secondary physiotherapy program.

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.