Physical TherapyWestern Health Sciences

Admission Requirements

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 www.orthodiv.org 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

  • Level II Upper and Lower courses in the CPA Orthopaedic Division Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy
  • 30 hours of documented mentoring
  • Two years of full-time experience in orthopaedic physical therapy

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. Statement of Learning Objectives:
    Provide a brief statement of your objectives for undertaking the MClSc degree (100 words or less).

  2. Orthopaedic Clinical Experience:
    Using the table below as a guide, 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.
    YearFacility Name & LocationPractice SettingNature of CaseloadMain Body Area
    2001-2005 Fowler-Kennedy Sports Medicine Clinic - London, Ontario Provate Practice Sports, post-op Peripheral, spinal, upper and lower body extremity
  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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.

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

FCAMPT Support Documentation

  1. Provide a brief statement of your objectives for undertaking the MClSc degree (100 words or less).

  2. Send a photocopy of your Advanced Canadian Diploma of Manipulative Therapy or send the following information:

    • Date of Diploma
    • Diploma #
    • President of CPA (Signature on diploma)
  3. Registration with the Fellowship in Canadian Manipulative Physical Therapy (FCAMPT) organization.

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

Wound Healing Supplemental Requirements

  1. Provide a brief statement of your objectives for undertaking the degree (100 words or less).

  2. What is your current clinical position(s) and address how knowledge, skills, and behaviours learned in this specialized wound care program can be practiced or incorporated into your current practice setting.

  3. Describe your previous clinical experience in the area of wound care, including when you became involved and how involved you are in wound management (50 words or less).

  4. List in chronological order courses or educational programs in the area of wound care that you have attended in the last five years. List most current first. (ie. IIWCC)

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

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


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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.