Becoming a Physiotherapist


Becoming a Physiotherapist

Physiotherapists must complete a university degree in an accredited physiotherapy program. All university physiotherapy programs in Canada are at a Master’s level education. All graduating physiotherapists must pass a national exam to enter professional practice. Physiotherapists are committed to lifelong learning and upgrade their skills through continuing education programming post-graduation.

As part of their education, registered physiotherapists have completed courses in areas such as anatomy, physiology, pathology and biomechanics.

Physiotherapy programs balance the opportunity for classroom and hands-on learning by offering lectures, labs, small group work and clinical placements.

The following Canadian Universities offer programs in physiotherapy:

University of Toronto
Department of Physical Therapy Rehabilitation Sciences Building
500 University Avenue, 8th Flr.
Toronto, ON  M5G 1V7
Tel: (416) 978-2765
Fax: (416) 946-8562

McMaster University

Institute for Applied Health Sciences, Room 402
1400 Main St. W. Hamilton, ON  L8S 1C7
Phone: (905) 525-9140 Ext: 27829

University of Western Ontario

Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
Elborn College London, ON  N6G 1H1
Phone: (519) 661-3360

Université d’Ottawa
School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Registrar’s Office Admissions Section, Tabaret Hall
550 Cumberland Ottawa, ON  K1N 6N5
Phone: (613) 562-5783

Queen’s University
Physical Therapy Program
Office of Admissions Kingston, ON  K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 545-2218

University of British Columbia
Department of Physical Therapy, Faculty of Medicine
212 Friedman Building, 2177 Wesbrook Mall,
Vancouver, BC  V6T 1Z3
Phone: (604) 822-8225

University of Alberta

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
350 Corbett Hall, Edmonton, AB  T6G 2G4
Phone: (403) 492-5949

University of Saskatchewan

School of Physical Therapy
1121 College Drive Saskatoon, SK  S7N 0W3
Phone: (306) 966-6579

University of Manitoba

Chair, Physiotherapy Admissions Committee
School of Medical Rehabilitation
258-770 Bannatyne Avenue Winnipeg, MB  R3E 0W3
Phone: (204) 789-3674

McGill University
School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
Admissions Office F. Cyril James Building
845 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, QC  H3C 3J7
Phone: (514) 398-3910

Université de Montréal

École de réadaptation
C.P. 6128, Succursale Centre Ville Montréal, QC  H3C 3J7
Phone: (514) 343-7833

Université Laval

Master of Physiotherapy
Pavilion Vandry
Ste. Foy, QC  G1K 7P4
Phone: (418) 656-2874

Dalhousie University

School Of Physiotherapy
Phone: (902) 494-2524
Fax: (902) 494-1941