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Faculty of Health Professions

Master of Science (MSc)


Physiotherapists understand how the body moves, what keeps it from moving well and how to restore mobility. Working as part of a health-care 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 before they arise.

Length of Program

  • MSc - typical time to complete is 2 years

Degrees Offered

Master of Science (Physiotherapy):
The program prepares students with the education and clinical experience necessary to take the Physiotherapy Competency Examination and to subsequently apply for a licence to practice physiotherapy.

Master of Science (Rehabilitation Research - Physiotherapy):
This program aims to improve the evidence that we use in clinical practice. In this advanced, thesis-based MSc, students enrich their research knowledge and gain valuable teaching experience.

Admission Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the general requirements for admission to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Two academic, confidential reference letters are required for admission to the entry-to-profession program.

Application Deadline

The deadline to apply to the Entry-to-Profession program is January 31st.

Contact Information

Subject Code: PHYT (Entry-to-Profession)
RRPT (Rehabilitation Research)
Tel: 902-494-1947
Email: physiotherapy@dal.ca
Address: 4th Floor, Forrest Building, 5869 University Avenue,
Halifax, NS, Canada, B3H 3J5
Graduate Coordinator: Dr. Cheryle Kelm (Entry-to-Profession)
Dr. Shaun Boe (Rehabilitation Research)
Graduate Coordinator Tel: 902-494-2822 (Entry-to-Profession)
902-494-6360 (Rehabilitation Research)
Graduate Coordinator Email: cheryle.kelm@dal.ca (Entry-to-Profession)
s.boe@dal.ca (Rehabilitation Research)
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