Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies

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Program Information

School:Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Faculty:Faculty of Health Professions
Degree:Master
Field of Study:Physical Therapy/Therapist
Description:Physiotherapists understand how the body moves, what keeps it from moving well and how to restore mobility. Working as part of a health-care team or independently, physiotherapists strive to improve the health and mobility of their patients. They can also advise on ways to prevent health problems from occurring before they arise.

The program prepares students with the education and clinical experience necessary to take the Physiotherapy Competency Examination and to subsequently apply for a licence to practice physiotherapy.

URL:Physiotherapy at Dalhousie University - Faculty of Graduate Studies
Course Based:Yes
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $14,861

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.
Careers:Physiotherapists

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

    Candidates for admission must hold at least a four-year Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in any field of study with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.3 (B+ average) in the last 60 credit hours from a university of recognized standing. Degrees that have a focus in Neuroscience, Psychology, Kinesiology, Human Movement Science, Exercise Science, Human Physiology, Health Promotion, Ergonomics and Anatomy are favourable backgrounds for the study of Physiotherapy. The following courses or their equivalents are prerequisites for admission: Physics (six credit hours) or Physics (three credit hours) and Introduction to Biomechanics; Biology (either (i) three credit hours of Animal or Cell Biology at second year level or higher, or (ii) six credit hours of introductory biology [equivalent to BIOL 1010.03: Principles of Biology Part I and BIOL 1011.03: Principles of Biology Part II]); Psychology (six credit hours); Statistics (three credit hours); Human Physiology (either (i) six credit hours of human physiology at the first year level, plus three credit hours at the second year level or higher, or (ii) six credit hours of human physiology, all at a second year level or higher); Human Anatomy (three credit hours, equivalent to ANAT 1010.03: Basic Human Anatomy); and Languages and Humanities and/or Social Sciences (six credit hours, e.g. Classics, Contemporary Studies, Theatre, Dance, Music, Languages, Philosophy can include a combination of two 3 credit hour courses).

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 92] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 7]

    English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.

    Application Notes : English is the language of study at Dalhousie; therefore all applicants whose first language is not English must demonstrate their capacity to pursue a graduate-level program in English before admission. Dalhousie accepts a number of different English proficiency test scores: Internet-based TOEFL- 92; Written TOEFL - 580; MELAB - 85; IELTS - 7; CanTest - 4.5 (with no band score lower than 4.0); or CAEL 70 with no band score lower than 60. Alternatively, a prospective student may enroll in the ESL program with the Dalhousie College of Continuing Education and obtain a grade of at least A- on the final stage of that training. The language competency test may be waived if the applicant has completed a degree at a recognized university where the language of instruction is English. The claims must be verified by the Faculty of Graduate Studies. Test scores are valid for two years from the date the test was written.
    Additional Admission Requirements:
    • Letter(s) of Reference
    • Work Experience
    Two academic, confidential reference letters are required for admission to the entry-to-profession program. Applicants are also required to have at least forty hours of volunteer experience (not necessarily in the area of physiotherapy) in the last 2 years. Please visit the website for complete details.
    Cost Notes : This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program, and includes incidental fees.

    * 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 October 22, 2016