The University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine

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Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (MPTPHD)

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Program Information

School:The University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine
Faculty:Faculty of Medicine
Field of Study:Physical Therapy/Therapist
Rehabilitation Science
Description:The MPT/PhD program provides a new option for outstanding students with an interest in both clinical and research training relevant to physical therapy. The MPT/PhD program is designed to provide students flexibility in the completion of their concurrent clinical and research training, and to integrate their clinical and research learning, resulting in an accelerated completion time (approximately 5 years).

Students may choose from two options to complete the MPT/PhD program based on discussion with their research supervisor. Given the emphasis on clinical research in the program, though students may enter the MPT program initially, they will be expected to maintain progress towards their PhD requirements from the outset. Similarly, if students choose to enter the MPT program in Year 3, they would still be expected to maintain PhD progress for the final three years of the Dual Degree program.
URL:Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (MPTPHD) at The University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine
Course Based:Yes
Cost per year:*
National: $5,625
Enrolment #:59

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

    To be considered for admission to MPT/PhD program, prospective students must meet the requirements for both the MPT program and PhD program as if they were applying to each program separately. Briefly, this includes:

    - Completion of a four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum 80% average in the previous two years of study

    - Previous research experience. This includes either: 1) completion of a research-based Masters degree prior to commencing the program, or 2) formal experience in a research setting that has produced a co-authored paper in a peer-reviewed journal relevant to physical therapy research. Note that preference will be given to students who have received research training as part of a Masters degree.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Work Experience
    A minimum of 70 hours of volunteer or paid work which includes direct contact involving interaction with persons with cognitive, emotional, or physical disabilities at no more than two facilities is required.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 04, 2019