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Admission/Application Requirements


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Application Deadline

The application deadline for both the Manipulative Therapy and Wound Healing programs is March 1. Applications may be accepted after that date if space is available. Offers of admission are sent out beginning in late April and continue until the programs are filled.

Admissions Scholarship (Wound Healing)

Students accepted to the Wound Healing Program who submitted completed applications on or before the March 1 deadline are eligible to apply for $2,500 admissions scholarship that supported by 3M Canada. Information is distributed to eligible students once they are accepted to the program.

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

General Requirements

  • Canadian citizenship or permanent residency in Canada
  • A minimum baccalaureate degree from a recognized university and at least a (B) standing (or equivalent grade point average) over the final two years of the program
  • A current license to practice in Canada
  • Comfortable using computers
  • Applicants who first language is not English must show evidence of their profiency in the use of the English language

Clinical Mentorship Requirements

Manipulative Therapy

As a prerequisite to the Manipulative Physical Therapy program, students are required to complete 30 hours of mentoring with a certified FCAMPT Physical Therapist.

  • Mentorship hours must be completed no later than May 31 in the year of application
  • Hours can be a combination of direct and indirect, however, no more than 10 hours can be indirect
  • Visit to acquire the mentorship log forms and view the national database for available mentors

Students with difficulties acquiring the 30 hours of mentorship should contact the MClSc Program Assistant.

Wound Healing

There are no prerequisite clinical mentorship requirements for the Wound Healing program. Mentorship information will be provided to students once admitted to the program.

Manipulative Physical Therapy Admission

MT MClSc Program

  • All applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy with a ‘B’ standing in the final two years of study
  • Licensed to practice physiotherapy in Canada with a minimum of two years of clinical experience in orthopaedics
  • Completed the Level II Upper and Lower Courses in the CPA Orthopaedic Division Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy
  • 30 hours of documented mentoring

Advanced Standing (FCAMPT)

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy with a ‘B’ standing in the final two years of study
  • Licensed to practice physiotherapy in Canada
  • Registered with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT)

Wound Healing Admission

  • Must be licensed/regulated health care professional from a discipline related to wound care (nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, chiropodist, dietitian)
  • Evidence of at least two years clinical experience in wound care

Supplemental Application Materials

In addition to completing the online application, applicants are required to submit the field-specific supplemental materials outlined below. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that all supplemental application materials are uploaded as part of their online application.

Manipulative Physical Therapy Supplemental Requirements

  1. Orthopaedic Clinical Experience:
    Using form below, outline your previous clinical experience in the area of orthopaedic physical therapy. Do not include non-orthopaedic clinical experience. List your current (ie. most recent) clinical experience first.

    Note: Two years of clinical experience in orthopaedic physical therapy is required for admission.
  2. Program Mentorship Options:
    Indicate if you would prefer to do your mentorship hours:
    • In London (ie. an additional week of on-site time in the fall and/or winter terms), or
    • In your home region

    The program includes a mentorship course in which students will work with registered mentors of the National Orthopaedic Division of FCAMPTS. Based on the preference you indicated above, the School of Physical Therapy will make arrangements with mentors.

  3. Level Certificates:
    Copies of Certificates from all completed level courses are required.

  4. CV/Resume:
    Please provide information on education, clinical and other experience.

  5. Proof of completed mentorship hours:
    Provide (a) proof of completion of 30 hours of mentorship and (b) a photocopy of Mentorship Log Book, signed by a registered mentor is acceptable.

  6. Proof of current registration to practice:
    Photocopies are acceptable.

FCAMPT Support Documentation

  1. Registration with the Fellowship in Canadian Manipulative Physical Therapy (FCAMPT) organization.

  2. A CV/résumé of educational, clinical and other experience.

Wound Healing Supplemental Requirements

  1. Applicants are required to answer a series of supplmental questions as part of the form below.