Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

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Physical Therapy (M.P.T./Ph.D)

Western University - School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Faculty:Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Field of Study:Physical Therapy/Therapist
Areas of Research:Manipulative Therapy; Wound Healing
Course Based:Yes
Length:5 Year(s)
Enrolment #:50


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. Students begin with two years of full-time study in the PhD program, followed by two years of full-time in the MPT program. The MPT degree is conferred following the fourth year of study. The final components of the PhD program are completed during the fifth year. In completing the research components of the program, students are required to work with a research supervisor in one of the nine fields of study and conduct research related to physical therapy. Students should make arrangements for supervision prior to applying to the program. Students are also required to develop an original thesis that introduces new knowledge to the field and pass comprehensive examinations.
Modified on November 19, 2022