Procedures and Guidelines

Professional Behaviours and Expectations Policy

Categories: behaviour forms professionalism self-evaluation Physical Therapy

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Being a Student at the University of Saskatchewan

The Mission of the University of Saskatchewan is to achieve excellence in the scholarly activities of teaching, discovering, preserving and applying knowledge. The pursuit of this Mission requires an adherence to high standards of honesty, integrity, diversity, equity, fairness, respect for human dignity, freedom of expression, opinion and belief, and the independence to engage in the open pursuit of knowledge. The achievement of the Mission of the University also requires a positive and productive living, working and learning environment characterized by an atmosphere of peace, civility, security and safety.” Every student of the University of Saskatchewan is obligated to adhere to the Standards of Student Conduct of the University of Saskatchewan

Being a Master of Physical Therapy (M.P.T.) graduate student and a Physical Therapy Professional

Entry-level education in physical therapy includes the acquisition of a unique body of knowledge and skills, the application, analysis and integration of principles, and the acceptance of physical therapy professional behaviors and values. The role of the physical therapist is expanding within a changing healthcare system and graduates must be prepared for all responsibilities and privileges of autonomous practice.

Every Master of Physical Therapy student, when identified in association with the School of Rehabilitation Science, represents the School.  Entrance into the University of Saskatchewan Master of Physical Therapy at the School of Rehabilitation Science indicates that you are prepared to assume the responsibilities of a graduate level student and a physical therapy professional. These responsibilities include a commitment to personal and professional growth and a willingness to accept responsibility for one’s professional and personal actions. School of Rehabilitation Science faculty are committed to the concept of graduate-level education, which includes the principles of adult learning, self-directed learning, and reflective practice.

The following procedures describe the purpose and process for identifying, reporting and rectifying concerns with MPT student professional behavior. 

Procedure for Concerns with MPT Student Professional Behaviour

Informal Discussion Form

Professional Concern Form

In the competency profile for Physiotherapy in Canada, entry to practice milestones include:

  1. Behave with honesty and respect for others.
  2. Behave in a manner that values diversity.
  3. Work within physiotherapy scope of practice and personal level of competence.
  4. Accept accountability for decisions and actions.
  5. Maintain professional deportment.
  6. Maintain professional boundaries.
  7. Respond constructively to changes affecting the workplace.
  8. Balance professional and personal demands.
  9. Address physical, emotional and psychological factors negatively impacting workplace performance.

All MPT students will utilize self-reflection throughout the MPT program to consider and reflect on their development as a professional during the course of their studies.