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

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.

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.

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



The first stop for students interested in entering Western's Master of Physical Therapy program. Get information about admission requirements, prerequisite courses, application procedure/deadlines and more.

Program Model

program model

Western's Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program takes two years to complete and includes 59 weeks of academic learning and 30 weeks of clinical experiential learning.

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. Graduates of this program may choose to enter clinical practice, academic teaching and research, or work in varied clinical research roles.