The deadline to apply for this program is December 15. The deadline to submit course equivalent reviews is November 15.
|Project and/or thesis
Students entering the MPT program will be engaged in academic activities for 11 of 12 months of the year, for two years and six 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 (September to December, January to April). The MPT program at the University of Saskatchewan (USask) provides opportunities for each student to participate in a clinical education, case integration courses and integrated evaluation.
|Master of Physical Therapy
*This program is only available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.
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.
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.
Master of Physical Therapy (M.P.T.)
Applicants to the School of Rehabilitation Science must satisfy the following residency qualifications:
- Applicants applying through the Education Equity Program for Indigenous students must be Canadian citizens.
- Other applicants must meet one of the following four School of Rehabilitation Science residency requirements AND be Canadian citizens or permanent residents of Canada.
- 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:
- 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.
- 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.
- The applicant is a graduate of the University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, the University of Regina or other degree-granting college in Saskatchewan.
- 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.
Applicants who have completed all of their studies at the University of Saskatchewan do not have to upload their academic transcripts to their online application. If you attended any other university other than the University of Saskatchewan, transcript(s) will need to be uploaded by the applicant (including current fall semester grades). Deadline to submit transcript(s) is Jan. 19, 2024.
Please note that reference letters normally required for a Graduate Studies application are not required for the MPT and will not be accepted as part of the applicant's file.
- Have a four-year baccalaureate degree (in any discipline) from a college or university of acceptable standing
- Minimum 75% average normally calculated using the most recent minimum 60 credit units of university course work
- A minimum grade of 70% on each pre-requisite course with a combined pre-requisite average of 75% will be instituted for admissions of the class starting August 2024.
- Completion of pre-requisite coursework, as follows:
- Human Physiology (6 credit units):
- CPPS 302.3 (formerly PHPY 302.3) and one of NEUR 301.3, CPPS 303.3 (formerly PHPY 303.3), or NEUR 350.3 or equivalent*; or
- BMSC 207.3 and BMSC 208.3 (formerly PHPY 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 214.3 or equivalent*
- Basic Human Anatomy (3 credit units) – CPPS 310.3 (formerly ACB 310.3) or equivalent*
* Applicants should check the list of Approved Prerequisite Courses for the MPT available on the School of Rehabilitation Science's website. If course equivalencies are not listed, applicants must seek and receive approval for equivalent pre-requisite courses from the Admissions Committee well in advance of application. For further information, students should consult the Academic Program Assistant at the School of Rehabilitation Science. Applicants should supplement in-person or telephone admission enquiries with written/email enquiries. Only written/email responses to enquiries will be accepted as evidence of the official advice given by the School of Rehabilitation Science.
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- Human Physiology (6 credit units):
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.
Non-academic assessment: CASPer®/Personal Statement
The CASPer® (Computer-based Assessment for Sampling Personal characteristics) test and a Personal Statement is one component of the admissions process for the MPT program.
CASPer® is a situational judgement test used to assess non-academic competencies including communication, collaboration, equity, professionalism, problem solving, empathy, motivation, resilience, self-awareness and ethics.
CASPer® is administered by Acuity Insights. The applicant is responsible for registering, taking the CASPer® test, and having the results sent to School of Rehabilitation Science.
All applicants are required to take the CASPer® test.
We recommend applicants to register to take the CASPer® test as soon as they submit their application. Additional information, registration and test dates for the CASPer® test can be found on the following website:
CASPer® test results are only valid for a single admissions cycle thus students who have taken the CASPer® test for previous admissions cycles will have to re-take the CASPer® test.
The personal statement is a specific question, answered in 100 words or less, that will relate to the applicants' desire to be a PT and/or attend the School of Rehabilitation Sciences MPT program. The question will be sent to the qualified applicants in early February for submission to SRS the last day in February. The applicant will also be asked to sign an academic integrity statement when submitting the personal statement. This personal statement will be changed annually and assessed by the admissions committee.
The composite Non-Academic Assessment score will be 80% CASPer® test score and 20% personal statement.
Meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee admission to the Master of Physical Therapy program as each year there are more applicants than available positions.
Selection for admission is based upon:
- Academic assessment (i.e. admission average): Weighted 60%
The minimum admission average that will be accepted is 75%. The admission average is a weighted average calculated using a minimum of 60 credit units. The most recent credit units at the time of application are used (up to and including term 1 if currently studying).
For the purpose of calculating the admission average, all courses in a given term will be used.
- Non-academic assessment (i.e. CASPer®/personal statement): Weighted 40%
The non-academic assessment includes CASPER® test scores and a personal statement submitted to the School of Rehabilitation Science. The composite non-academic assessment score will be 80% CASPer® test score and 20% personal statement.
Eligible applicants are ranked based on the academic assessment and non-academic assessment which includes CASPer® test scores and a personal statement submitted to the School of Rehabilitation Science. The non-academic assessment score (CASPer®/ personal statement) is weighted 40% and the academic assessment (admission average) is weighted 60%. The two scores (non-academic assessment and academic assessment) are added for the final admissions score.
From the top applicants, 55 will be offered admission (47 top ranked applicants from the general pool and the eight top ranked applicants in the education equity pool.)
Applicants of Indigenous ancestry are first considered in the general pool, and if not competitive, will then compete for the eight reserved equity seats.
Any applicant who may require 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).
For admissions information not provided on this page, please contact the graduate administrator.
School of Rehabilitation Science
104 Clinic Place
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK S7N 2Z4
Dr. Audrey Zucker-Levin PhD, PT, MBA, GCS Emeritus