Occupational TherapyWestern Health Sciences

Admission & Application

In order to be considered for admission to the Master of Clinical Science (MClSc) program in Driving Rehabilitation Therapy, prospective students must meet the minimum requirements listed below. Admission is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

General Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Possess at least a bachelor's degree or equivalent from an accredited university in any discipline
  • Be a licensed and/or regulated health care professional (see list of approved fields below)
  • Have a minimum B average
  • Have at least at 75% average across courses taken in the last two full-time years of undergraduate study
  • Have a minimum two years of clinical experience
  • Have a valid driver's license

Approved Health Care Fields

Prospective students applying must be licensed and/or regulated health care professionals from one of the following disciplines:

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Driver Rehabilitation Specialists who wish to improve their knowledge on the evidence-based aspects of driving rehabilitation
  • Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (OTs, PTs, SLP, Clinical Psychologists), through referral from the ADED who wish to improve their knowledge on the latest research and evidence based aspects of driving rehabilitation
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Kinesiologists
  • Other health care professionals working in hospitals, rehab centers, outpatient settings, assisted living facilities, or other settings.

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language by a satisfactory achievement within the last two years in one of the following:

  • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
    • Minimum requirements for the Internet-based version (iBT) are a total of 105 with a minimum of 23 on the speaking component and no other section below 20
    • Western's TOEFL ID is 0984.
  • The International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) of the British Council
    • The minimum acceptable score is 8 out of 9

Completion of a degree at an English-speaking university may be sufficient in lieu of these test scores.  Students must contact the graduate program in order to determine if test scores will not be required.

Exemptions

Other formal evidence of graduate level proficiency in English may be considered in lieu of these test scores. Students must contact the graduate program in order to determine if test scores will not be required. A decision will then be made at the discretion of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for exemption.

Applying

PLEASE NOTE: This program is not accepting applications at this time.


All prospective students must complete an online application. The application process requires submission of:

  • A scanned copy of transcript or academic record of all postsecondary education
  • A letter of intent
  • Two letters of reference
    • Most applicants will be asked to submit one academic reference and one professional reference. Applicants who completed university studies more than three years ago may provide two professional references rather than one academic reference and one professional reference.