Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)

The Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program at Western is dedicated to being internationally recognized for excellence, leadership and innovation in Physical Therapy education, practice and research through dedicated clinical, academic and professional partnerships. The program prepares students to seek licensure to practice physiotherapy in Canada in a wide range of practice settings.


Graduates of Western's Master of Physical Therapy program are innovative master adaptive learners that are prepared to meet the health and functional needs of Canadians now and into the future.


To deliver collaborative, case-based and experiential learning opportunities that prepare graduates to master the essential entry-level competencies for physical therapy practice in Canada, embrace life-long professional growth, and be leaders in the communities they serve.

Fall 2021 Program Information and Updates

Course Delivery Types

The MPT Program uses a blended model of course delivery models based on our rigourous program evaluation plan.

  • Asynchronous: In this session type, activities take place online with no timeslot assigned (asynchronously). You may access the course material any time you wish; the timeslot assigned in the Outlook calendar is suggested, to ensure you complete relevant asynchronous materials ahead of corresponding content to be presented during synchronous/in-person sessions.
  • Synchronous: In these online sessions, students participate at the same time (synchronously). Clinical Reasoning Labs or class discussions or tests will require mandatory attendance during scheduled online meeting times.
  • In-person: In these sessions, students will participate in face-to-face instruction for hands on clinical skills practice and small group case discussion. All in-person sessions will occur with strict adherence to public health protocols.

Key Dates

  • September 7: Courses open
  • September 10 (a.m.): First synchronous class session
  • September 10 (p.m.): In-person orientation session: Badging ceremony, tour, locker assignment, and PTSC-led leisure activity
  • September 13: First in-person class session

First-Year Orientation

First year MPT students can access important orientation materials on the OWL MPT Student Resources - Class of 2023. Details for the in-person welcome and orientation will be announced through this site.



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Program Model

program model

Western's Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program takes two years to complete and includes 60 weeks of classroom/laboratory work and 30 weeks of clinical experience.

Curriculum and Courses


Tuition & Fees


Tuition and fees for the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) program are managed by the Office of the Registrar. 

Combined Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Program

The combined MPT/PhD program allows students the opportunity to obtain a research-based doctoral degree and professional qualifications to practice as a registered Physical Therapist (PT). This program typically takes five years to complete, with students receiving their MPT degree after the fourth year.