Planned expansion for MPT program to increase total enrollment


Pictured: Artist's rendering of building

A significant milestone for Western's Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program, future students will have access to the inclusive and dynamic Ronald D. Schmeichel Building for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, currently under development on Western's main campus.

The new constuction will offer bright, collaborative learning spaces equipped with modern technology. Its strategic location adjacent to the DB Weldon Library, University Community Centre, and Thames Hall bring MPT students closer to the center of campus.

This progressive move opens the door to a wealth of opportunities for the program, enabling the delivery of high-quality programming to an expanded cohort of 120 students, from 80. Within this vibrant setting, the MPT program remains steadfast in its commitment to meeting the healthcare needs of Canadians into the future.

As part of this expansion, the MPT program will designate 20 seats for International students, showcasing a commitment to global perspectives. International students eager to be part of this transformative journey can now apply directly through, streamlining the application process.

In addition, the program allocates a minimum of 5 seats for Indigenous students, and up to 5 seats for combined program students, recognizing the importance of both, inclusivity and interdisciplinary collaboration.

This strategic growth aligns with Western University's overarching mission to create a campus that serves everyone well for generations to come. The Ronald D. Schmeichel Building, scheduled for opening in 2024, is not only a physical expansion but a commitment to shaping the future of healthcare education in a space that prioritizes innovation, diversity and excellence.

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