Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)

The Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program at Western is dedicated to being internationally recognized for excellence, leadership and innovation in Physical Therapy education, practice and research through dedicated clinical, academic and professional partnerships.


Graduates of Western's Master of Physical Therapy program are innovative master adaptive learners that are prepared to meet the health and functional needs of Canadians now and into the future.


To deliver collaborative, case-based and experiential learning opportunities that prepare graduates to master the essential entry-level competencies for physical therapy practice in Canada, embrace life-long professional growth, and be leaders in the communities they serve.

Fall 2020 Program Information and Updates

Following the instructional model adopted by Western University as a whole in response to the continuing COVID-19 situation, the School of Physical Therapy has made plans to provide a mixed model of online and in-person course delivery for the Fall term for both incoming and continuing students in the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) Program. We are carefully redesigning our in-person instruction to implement multiple levels of infection prevention and control for the safety of students and instructors. This will include daily screening before entering campus buildings, smaller in-person group sizes, scheduling to reduce inter-mingling of groups, physical distancing whenever possible, and use of personal protective equipment when proximity is required.

Although the majority of our instruction will be online, there are essential learning objectives in the MPT Program that cannot be achieved without in-person instruction.

In-Person Instruction for Fall 2020

Students entering Year 2 of the MPT Program will have in-person labs during the following times:

  • August 24 to September 3 (completion of PT9525 and PT9527)
  • September 14 to September 25
  • October 19 to October 23

Students entering Year 1 of the MPT Program will have in-person labs during the following times:

  • September 28 to October 9
  • October 26 to December 11

Prior to Returning to Campus

  • Any student, both returning and incoming first-year who has worked in a long-term care setting in the 30 days preceding their arrival on campus must have self-isolated for 14 days prior to returning to campus.
  • Any student with symptoms of COVID-19, or who thinks they may have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, must be tested and have a negative test result.

First-Year Orientation

Plans are in development to offer a comprehensive orientation experience for students entering their first year of the program. Information will be shared directly as those plans come together.
Western’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be informed by, and adheres to, the advice of federal, provincial and local health authorities and prioritizes the health and safety of students, faculty and staff. We have developed our plans for our academic programs based on the best information available; however, given the ever-changing nature of this public health situation, these schedules and plans may change as required. We will keep you updated. We appreciate your patience as we work to support all members of the Western community.



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Program Model

program model

Western's Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program takes two years to complete and includes 60 weeks of classroom/laboratory work and 30 weeks of clinical experience.

Curriculum and Courses


Tuition & Fees


Tuition and fees for the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program are managed by the Office of the Registrar. 

Combined Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

The combined MPT/PhD program allows students the opportunity to obtain a research-based doctoral degree and professional qualifications to practice as a registered Physical Therapist (PT). This program typically takes five years to complete, with students receiving their MPT degree after the fourth year.