Program

The deadline to apply for this program is December 15th. The deadline to submit course equivalent reviews for 2020 Admissions is Monday November 25th, 2019.
ProgramExpected LengthProject and/or thesisCourse based
M.P.T.2 years

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 clinical education, case integration courses and integrated evaluation.

Tuition

Program Canadian International
Master of Physical Therapy $20,521.00*

* This program is only available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Student fees

In addition to tuition above, students also pay fees for programs like health and dental insurance, a bus pass, and other campus services. The amount you need to pay depends on if you are taking classes full time or part time, and if you are on campus or not. The table below assumes you are on campus full-time.

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020 Summer 2020
Student fees$741.84 $282.81$22.50 $22.50

Tuition information is accurate for the current academic year and does not include student fees. For detailed tuition and fees information, visit the official tuition website.

Admission requirements

Master of Physical Therapy

Residency requirements

Applicants to the School of Rehabilitation Science must satisfy the following residency qualifications:

  1. Applicants applying through the Education Equity Program for Aboriginal students must be Canadian citizens.
  2. Other applicants must meet one of the following four School of Rehabilitation Science residency requirements AND be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
  3. For the purpose of determining qualifications for admission to the School of Rehabilitation Science, an applicant normally is considered to be a “resident” under item (2) if one of the following conditions applies:
    1. The applicant has established their primary place of residence in Saskatchewan or one of the Yukon, Northwest or Nunavut Territories, at least one calendar year immediately prior to September 1 in the year of proposed admission.
    2. Irrespective of the current place of residence of the applicant, the applicant's family home (the home of parents, legal guardians, foster parents or spouse), is in Saskatchewan, or one of the Yukon, Northwest or Nunavut Territories.
    3. The applicant is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, the University of Regina or other degree-granting college in Saskatchewan.
    4. The applicant is currently serving, or is a member of a family unit in which the parents, legal guardians or spouse are serving in the Armed Forces or R.C.M.P., and the family unit has been transferred to Saskatchewan or one of the Yukon, Northwest or Nunavut Territories.

 

Academic requirements

  • Have a four-year baccalaureate degree (in any discipline) from a college or university of acceptable standing
  • Minimum 70% average normally calculated using the most recent minimum 60 credit units of university course work
  • Completion of pre-requisite coursework, as follows:
    • Human Physiology (6 credit units) – PHPY 302.3 and one of PHPY 301.3, PHPY 303.3, HSC 350.3, PHSI 208.6 or equivalent*. Normally Exercise Physiology courses are not a substitute for the human physiology requirement. View a sample of an approved Human Physiology course.
    • Statistics (3 credit units) – STAT 245.3 or PLSC 314.3 or equivalent*
    • Basic Human Anatomy (3 credit units) – ACB 310.3 or equivalent*

 

Language Requirements

Language Proficiency Requirements: Proof of English proficiency may be required for international applicants and for applicants whose first language is not English. Acceptable test scores are as follows:

  • TOEFL: a minimum of 22 out of 30 in each component with a combined minimum total score of 100
  • IELTS: a minimum score of 7.5 out of 9 in each area and overall
  • Cantest: a minimum of 5 in each area and overall

Please note: that these requirements are higher than the minimum required by the College of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies.

 

Multiple Mini Interview

Admissions interviews (multiple mini interviews - MMI) are scheduled on a Saturday and Sunday in early to mid-March each year (second weekend in March).

The purpose of the interview is to collect information concerning the personal attributes of applicants. In this structured interview, candidates’ interpersonal, communication and critical thinking skills; self-evaluation, ethical decision making, and general knowledge of health care are evaluated. The final MMI score is the average of scores in three categories: critical thinking, communication, and professionalism. 

During the course of the interview each applicant moves from one interview station to another. At each station, an applicant interacts with, or is observed by a different evaluator for approximately 8 minutes. Because each station is an independent experience, an applicant has the opportunity to make several first impressions rather than just one, and to recover from a less than optimal performance at one station by moving on to a new station and a different evaluator. The length of the interview time may be anywhere from 70 to 100 minutes, depending on the number of stations chosen for the interview format for any given year. The number of stations may range from 7 to 10.

To commence the interview process, each applicant is positioned in front of a station door on which instructions, or a scenario and questions, are posted. After two minutes, a buzzer sounds. This is the applicant's cue to enter the room. A second buzzer will sound at the end of the allotted time for the encounter and the applicant moves to the next station.

All applicants attending interviews will be required to sign a Confidentiality Agreement and Data Release Form to ensure the security of interview scenarios and to allow use of interview data for research purposes. No applicant's identity will be revealed in any presentation or publication of interview data.

Applicants offered interviews should note that, the MMI will be scheduled only once per year. Rescheduling, regardless of the reason, cannot be accommodated. Click here to view sample questions.

Any applicant who may require disability accommodations for the admissions process should be registered with Access and Equity Services and all requested accommodations must be received by the deadline for application (December 15).

Application process

The application process for the Master of Physical Therapy program is unique, including a supplemental application form to ensure prospective students meet stringent residency and admission requirements. If you are interested in applying to this program, please review our detailed admissions page below.

Contact

School of Rehabilitation Science
104 Clinic Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z4

Graduate Chair
Dr. Cathy Arnold
Email: cathy.arnold@usask.ca

Graduate Administrator
Kristine Zulak
Email: rs.admissions@usask.ca