Our goal is to ensure you develop the essential competencies to enter clinical practice as a physical therapist and the abilities to provide leadership in our changing health care environment.
Our mission is to develop physical therapy professionals who are capable clinical practitioners, critical thinkers, educators, administrators, consultants and advocates. With critical enquiry and evidence-based practice as the foundation, our program promotes the acquisition of advanced academic knowledge, skills and behaviours that are essential for a primary health care provider in a complex and continually evolving health care environment.
As a member of our program, you will have access to dynamic networks and diverse and exciting placements, including overseas opportunities.
Upon graduation, you will become eligible to take the Canadian Physiotherapy Competency Examination. Following successful completion, you are eligible to become registered with any of the provincial or territorial regulatory bodies for physiotherapy.
Physical Therapy Program
School of Rehabilitation Therapy
Louise D. Acton Building
31 George Street
Phone: 613.533.6000, ext. 79141
Applications for the PT program at Queen's must be made through the Ontario Rehabilitation Sciences Programs Application Service (ORPAS)
Application Deadline: early January (through ORPAS)
Notification of acceptance is in mid-May.
"I feel very fortunate that I had the chance to spend my education with both staff and students of the Queen’s rehab program. Not only were the classes full of opportunities to explore clinically and interact with the Kingston community, but we had many other venues for learning; from the Rehab Society events and fairs, to conferences, to interprofessional committees, to additional courses offered in exercise techniques, splinting, MacKenzie method, etc. organized by our colleagues. I doubt that there are any individuals in our program that have not been instilled with a passion for life-long learning in our field. I know that I now enjoy seeing the “other side” as a lab assistant and occasional lecturer, and look forward to continuing my relationship with this wonderful institution. "
Course work and practicum.
Our students have opportunities to apply for clinical placements throughout Canada and overseas.
Contacting supervisors in advance is not required.
Graduates from our programs have found work in: hospital, rehabilitation and outpatient clinics; private practices; community care agencies; children’s treatment centres and school health programs; and sports physiotherapy clinics.
Unfortunately, the School of Graduate Studies does not make internal scholarship funding available to students in professional programs. Although you are not technically eligible to apply for bursary assistance until you become a registered student at Queen’s University, you may be eligible for bursary assistance through student awards, including the OGS bursaries and the Queen’s General bursary.
A 4-year baccalaureate degree with a minimum second-class standing from a recognized university including:
For students who have lived in an English speaking country for less than three years, you must have one of:
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