Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) Program

Empowering participation, health and well-being through mobility

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, research and professional partnerships. The program prepares students to seek licensure to practice physiotherapy in Canada in a wide range of practice settings.

Our Vision, Mission and Values

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Our Vision

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.

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Our Mission

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.

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Our Values

  • Health, wellness, mobility and function
  • Adaptive learning environment
  • Patient-centered, evidence-informed, ethical clinical practice anchored in principles of social equity
  • Clinical skills embedded within a biopsychosocial approach
  • Strong collaborative relationships with our research, community and academic partners

Why Choose Western's MPT Program?

Western University Ranking

Western University rose dramatically in this year’s Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings, climbing to 114 overall out of nearly 1,500 institutions. Western’s ranking among the top 1% of universities in the world is driven by the university’s strong academic reputation, high employment rate for graduates and its work on sustainability. The Master of Physical Therapy program is widely acclaimed as one of the top PT schools in Canada. The University’s 500-hectare campus is considered one of the most beautiful in Canada, filled with trees and green space, with a mix of historic and modern buildings. The city of London, Ontario is a vibrant city of 423,000 people and just two hours west of Toronto.

Program Model

The Western MPT program generates learning environments that foster dynamic educational interactions, built on a base of the theory, practice and professional foundations of physical therapy. The theoretical foundations of the program are translated into practice through six educational principles: critical appraisal, professional competencies, adaptable and social learning environments contextualized to practice and critical reflection. The instructional pedagogy is experiential case-based learning supported by a blended learning environment. The program strives to generate collaborative learning environments, encouraging learners to reflect on practice and examine their own knowledge, values and beliefs to foster the critical thinking skills necessary for autonomous healthcare practice and life-long learning.

Accreditation Matters

The Master of Physical Therapy Program at Western University has completed the accreditation review process administered by Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC). PEAC is an incorporated body under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and operates as the accrediting agency for physiotherapy education programs in Canada. The status of Accreditation, Fully Compliant was granted to the program for the period ending February 15, 2029.

International Applications

Every year we are one of the few programs that offer admission to international students who want to study physical therapy program in Canada. The school's planned expansion would provide the opportunity for 20 international students to join the program. 

Combined MPT/PhD Program

Students in this program pursue a research-based degree (PhD) related to physical therapy in one of nine fields of study and earn the professional qualifications to practice as a registered Physical Therapist (MPT). The combined MPT/PhD program takes fives years to finish and students complete all of the requirements of both the PhD program and the MPT program in Physical Therapy, offered through the School of Physical Therapy.

Meet our Students


Lyanne chose Western for its comprehensive approach to Physical Therapy, aligning with her goal to learn from top educators who use a wide variety of methods.


Amin looks forward to delivering evidence-informed care as well as increasing accessibility to physical therapy, especially for BIPOC communities.


Hana plans to be a clinician scientist, incorporating both clinical practice and a research program while working in a physiotherapy/sport medicine setting.


Salsabila understands how important it is for immigrants, women and people of colour to have the option of a practitioner who can relate to cultural differences in our society.

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