MPT Program Accreditation Status

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 on September 24, 2016 for the period until October 31, 2022.  A description of Accreditation, Fully Compliant follows:

Accreditation: Fully Compliant

  • A program is in compliance with 100% of the accreditation criteria within the Accreditation Standards.
  • There are no criteria in non-compliance.
  • There could be identified concerns that the program must improve upon and report back about in Progress Reports.
  • If progress is not made, the program’s accreditation status could be changed to partially compliant or probationary at any time in the six-year accreditation cycle.

Students: Important to Note

  • If a program loses its accreditation status, its students may not be considered graduates of an accredited physiotherapy education program.
  • Students must be considered graduates from an accredited physiotherapy education program in Canada in order to be eligible to write the Physiotherapy Competency
    Exam and be licensed to practice physiotherapy in Canada.
  • The program’s accreditation status is important to graduating students with regards to becoming licensed to practice physiotherapy in Canada. It is recommended that
    students contact the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (alliancept.org) for information regarding the process to become licensed as a physiotherapist in Canada
    following graduation.

More details regarding the definitions of the levels of accreditation are available at: www.peac-aepc.ca/english/accreditation/levels-of-accreditation.php

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