Program

The deadline to apply for this program is December 15th. The deadline to submit course equivalent reviews for 2021 Admissions is November 15th.
ProgramExpected LengthProject and/or thesisCourse based
M.P.T.2 years

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 (Sept. to Dec., Jan. to April). The MPT program at USask 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 CAD *

* 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 2020 Winter 2021Spring 2021 Summer 2021
Student fees$699.04 CAD $299.28 CAD$27.50 CAD $27.50 CAD

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 75% average normally calculated using the most recent minimum 60 credit units of university course work
  • Completion of pre-requisite coursework, as follows:
    • Human Physiology (six credit units) – PHPY 302.3 and one of PHPY 301.3, PHPY 303.3, HSC 350.3, BMSC 207.3/BMSC 208.3, 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 (three 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.

Non-Academic Assessment: CASPer®/Personal Statement (replacing MMI)

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 Altus Assessments Inc. The applicant is responsible for registering, taking the CASPer® test, and having the results sent to SRS. The top 100 ranked applicants, based on academic assessment as identified by the sessional weighted average (SWA) and pre-requisite courses, will be asked to submit the non-academic assessments to SRS.

We recommend applicants to register to take the CASPer® test as soon as they are notified that they are among the applicants required to submit CASPer® test scores. Additional information, registration and test dates for the CASPer® test can be found on the following website:

https://takeCASPer®.com/about-CASPer®/

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 statement/letter of intent 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.

Selection Criteria

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) and non-academic assessment (i.e. CASPer®/personal statement). 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 one if currently studying).

For the purpose of calculating the admission average, all courses in a given term will be used.
Eligible applicants are ranked based on the academic assessment and the top 100 applicants will be asked to continue their application with the 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 100 applicants, 40 will be offered admission (34 top ranked applicants from the general pool and the six 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 six 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).

Contact

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

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

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