Physical TherapyWestern Health Sciences

Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)

What is physical therapy? This program prepares students for professional roles as clinicians, educators, consultants and researchers in a wide variety of practice settings (e.g., acute care, rehabilitation clinics, community settings).

The Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) is designed to train entry-level physical therapists and is one of only two Canadian Physical Therapy programs with both Canadian and American accreditation:

The MPT degree is awarded upon successful completion of a two-year curriculum which includes 60 weeks of classroom/laboratory work and 30 weeks of clinical experience. Clinical placements provide the opportunity for students to put into practice the theory learned in classrooms and laboratories.


A license to practice physical therapy in Canada is required in all provinces and territories. Upon successful completion of the Physical Therapy (MPT) program at Western, graduates may apply to the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Competency Examination. The written component of this same exam may be done as early as the initial term in the student's final year or follow graduation from the program. Successful completion of both the written and practical components of the national licensing examination is required for licensure.

Graduates are advised that each individual provincial or territorial college needs to be contacted for the specific licensure requirements.