Physical Therapy

at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Experience the breadth and depth of the physical therapy profession with 45 weeks of academic coursework and a total of 1,080 “hands-on” clinical hours. The course content is updated annually to reflect recent research findings and current best practice.

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Program information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
  • Degree: Master of Physical Therapy
  • Length 26 mos
  • Co-op Yes
    You can combine your studies with full-time, paid work at top local and international organizations.
  • Honours No
    You can study intense specialization in a single field.

Physical Therapy specializes in the assessment and treatment related to movement. The Physical Therapy program leads to a Master of Physical Therapy, which prepares you to work as a physiotherapist. This program differs from the advanced research-based Master of Rehabilitation Science, in that it adheres to current professional requirements set by the National Accreditation Process (ACCPAP). International students should determine certification requirements in the country of their intended practice. Example Bachelor programs that could be alternative or preparatory to the Masters program are shown below under Other Programs.

Your future

A UBC education will introduce you to people and ideas from around the world, open doors to new opportunities, and take you places you never imagined. You’ll graduate not only with expertise in your chosen field, but with the skills you need to continue growing, learning, and evolving with your career over time.