Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program
- 40 students are admitted each year
- 6 of these spots are reserved for Aboriginal students
Students entering the M.P.T. program will be engaged in academic activities for 11 of 12 months of the year, for 2 years and 6 weeks. The curriculum is made up of 10 modules of varying lengths. It differs from most university programs which provide courses in two regular terms (Sept. to Dec., Jan. to April). The M.P.T. program at the U of S provides opportunities for each student to participate in a major project, clinical education, case integration courses and integrated evaluation.
M.P.T. students will obtain first hand training in research methods under the supervision of a faculty member and clinical consultant in the course: PTH 992 – Major Project, with details noted on the M.P.T. Curriculum Online website.
The full-time, clinical and associate faculty members are also actively engaged in a wide range of clinically-focused research projects. Several faculty members collaborate with other researchers on campus in a variety of disciplines.
Clinical education is the “internship” or “clinical practicum” part of the School of Physical Therapy program. The purpose of the clinical education program is to integrate theory and practice. It consists of approximately forty percent of the student contact hours of the program.
Students are placed in a variety of clinical facilities and, under supervision, apply evidence-based theoretical knowledge to practice. The clinical education program promotes gradually decreasing supervision, increasing independence, and increasingly complex clinical situations over time to prepare students for entry-to-practice.
Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (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 Master of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Saskatchewan completed their most recent accreditation review process in 2015. Following the most recent Progress Report submitted in August 2016, the Board of Directors of PEAC approved the following recommendation from the Accreditation Committee:
“The Master of Physical Therapy program at the University of Saskatchewan be granted Accreditation, Fully Compliant until April 30, 2021.”
No further Progress Reviews are expected prior to that date.More details regarding the definitions of the levels of accreditation are available.
For further information, please contact:
Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada
Suite 26 – 509 Commissioners Road West
London, Ontario N6J 1Y5