Why Study Here?

Dynamic and Constructive Learning Environment

PhD in Health Student, Matt Baker with School Director, Dr. Anne Fenety

 “The Rehabilitation Research program within the School of Physiotherapy provides a great example of the breadth of research occurring at Dalhousie, in its own micro-environment. Students are given the opportunity to work closely with interdisciplinary professionals studying a variety of topics from neurological rehabilitation to the impacts of musculoskeletal disease. Students are challenged to work outside their comfort zone, which in turn provides a dynamic and constructive learning environment.”                                  

-Matt Baker, PhD in Health candidate

The School of Physiotherapy is the only school in Atlantic Canada that offers advanced education and research training in entry-level physiotherapy (MScPT). In addition:

  • We are currently the only school in Canada that offers the possibility of combining Research (MSc) and Entry to Practice (MScPT) degrees into a 3-year joint program.
  • Our professors are known for their leading research in a diverse range of health topics. Students have the opportunity to learn from accomplished researchers and conduct their own research projects.
  • The School of Physiotherapy provides the opportunity to learn from renowned researchers, many of who conduct their work directly from within the School of Physiotherapy.
  • We offer unparallelled opportunities for interprofessional education, ensuring all students graduate with experience working as part of a collaborative health team.
  • Our students participate in meaningful and engaging clinical practicum placements, including interprofessional student team placements, in rural and urban settings throughout Atlantic Canada, nationally and abroad.
  • Our graduates are in high demand. Students often have a job offers upon graduation.

Ready to study with us?

•    Learn more about our 5 graduate programs.
•    Find out more about the admissions process.