Admission & Application

In order to be considered for admission to the Advanced Health Care Practice program, students must meet the minimum requirements listed below. Admission is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission.

General Requirements

  • A minimum bachelor's degree from a recognized university and at least a (B) standing (or equivalent) over the final two years of the program
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Two references
    • Academic (if attended university within the last five years) and professional
  • Demonstrated English language proficiency, including both written and oral communication
    • See below for more information

English Language Proficiency

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS is recommended).

A minimum TOEFL score of 620 (paper-based), 105 (internet-based), 260 (computer-based) or an IELTS score of 8 is required.

Students who, after admission, show an inadequate command of spoken or written English must improve their proficiency to the satisfaction of the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Students may be asked to withdraw from the program if their command of English interferes with their ability to provide quality professional services.

Students who are required to present evidence of proficiency in English must make their own arrangements to write the TOEFL and to have the official results sent directly to the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

The English language proficiency requirements outlind above do not apply to students from Quebec.

Clinical Mentorship Requirements

Manipulative Therapy

As a prerequisite to the Manipulative Therapy field, 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 field. Mentorship information, including pre-placement requirements, will be provided to students once admitted to the program and prior to the beginning of classes.

Interprofessional Pain Management

There are no prerequisite clinical mentorship requirements for the Interprofessional Pain Management field. Clinical Mentorship information will be provided to students once admitted to the program and prior to the beginning of classes.

Manipulative Physical Therapy Admission

MT Program

In addition to the general requirements listed above, applicants to the Manipulative Therapy field must:

  • Be Canadian citizens or permanent residents
  • Be licensed to practice physiotherapy in Canada with a minimum of two years of clinical experience in orthopaedics
  • Have completed the Level II Upper and Lower Courses in the CPA Orthopaedic Division Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy
  • 30 hours of documented mentoring, including at least 20 hours of direct supervision

FCAMPT

In addition to the general requirements listed above, applicants to the FCAMPT field must be:

  • Licensed to practice physiotherapy in Canada
  • Registered with the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapy (CAMPT)

Wound Healing Admission

In addition to the general requirements listed above, applicants to the Wound Healing field must:

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

Interprofessional Pain Management Admission

In addition to the general requirements listed above, applicants to the Pain Management field must:

  • Be licensed/regulated health care professional from a discipline related to pain management (nurse, physical therapist, chiropractor, occupational therapist, physician, psychologist, pharmacist, social work, dentist or other regulated professions)
  • Show evidence of at least two years clinical experience

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

Orthopaedic Clinical Experience:

Using the form below, applicants should outline their previous clinical experience in the area of orthopaedic physical therapy. Do not include non-orthopaedic clinical experience. List current (ie. most recent) clinical experience first.

Note: Two years of clinical experience in orthopaedic physical therapy is required for admission.

Program Mentorship Options:

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 indicated below by the applicant, the School of Physical Therapy will make arrangements with mentors.

Applicants should indicate if they would prefer to do their mentorship hours:

  • In London (ie. an additional week of on-site time in the fall and/or winter terms), or
  • In their home region

Level Certificates:

Copies of Certificates from all completed level courses are required.

CV/Resume:

Please provide information on education, clinical and other experience.

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.

Proof of current registration to practice:

Photocopies are acceptable.

FCAMPT Support Documentation:

  • Registration with the Fellowship in Canadian Manipulative Physical Therapy (FCAMPT) organization.
  • A CV/résumé of educational, clinical and other experience.

Wound Healing Supplemental Requirements

Applicants are required to submit the following supplemental requirements as part of the application:.

  • CV/Resume
    • Provide information on education, clinical and other experience
  • Writing Sample
    • Provide a succinct (2000-word/5-page maximum) paper written independently by the applicant about the current status and future directions of "Wound Care and Skin Health in Canada"
  • Supplemental Questionnaire

Interprofessional Pain Management Supplemental Requirements

Applicants are required to submit the following supplemental requirements as part of the application:.

  • CV/Resume
  • Academic Transcripts
  • Proof of current registration to practice
  • Proof of routine exposure to a clinical population
    • e.g. proof of employment in a clinical setting, if self-employed then some indication of the practice, like a sample daily caseload (de-identified), clinic website with clinician name listed, etc.
  • A statement describing the provisions in place to allow time for the requirements of the program
    • e.g. agreement from employer for some degree of protected time, some indication that work can be conducted in parallel with degree requirements
  • A personal statement answering the question: "Why have you chosen to apply to this Interprofessional Pain Management program?"

Applying to the Advanced Health Care Practice Program

Apply Now

To apply to the Advanced Health Care Practice program, students should:

  • Visit the online application website
  • Follow the instructions on that page to access the application
  • Select "Advanced Health Care Practice MClSc" from the program options in the application and select the appropriate field

Application Deadline

Wound Healing Program

  • The application deadline 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 program is filled

Manipulative Therapy Program

  • The application deadline 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 program is filled

Interprofessional Pain Management Program

  • The application deadline is August 31
  • 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 program is 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 for a $2,500 admission scholarship that is supported by 3M Canada. Information is distributed to eligible students once they are accepted to the program.