Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC), Suite 26, 509 Commissioners Road West, London, Ontario, N6J 1Y5, (519) 641-6883, accredits physiotherapy programs.
What is Professional Education Accreditation?
Specialized or professional education accreditation is both a process and a condition. The process involves an integrated system of continuous assessment, evaluation, and improvement to comply with established accreditation standards. The condition or state of being accredited provides a credential to the public and regulators that assures an education program has accepted and is fulfilling its commitment to educational quality.1
1 Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (1993). Chicago, IL.
Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada2 (PEAC) is an independently incorporated body under federal law. The PEAC mission is to assure the quality of physiotherapy education in Canada through accreditation.
PEAC has formal links, through its governance structure, with a variety of stakeholders including the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (The Alliance), Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), Canadian Council of Physiotherapy University Programs (CCPUP), the National Student Assembly, and the public.
The Dalhousie University School of Physiotherapy MSc (Physiotherapy) program has been accredited by PEAC. The status of accreditation was granted to the program on April 29, 2014 for the period until April 30, 2020.