|updated April 27, 2017|
Admission Deadline for 2018-2019 Academic Year is early January 2018
|Approximately 74 students are admitted annually to the Physical Therapy program. Applicants are selected on the basis of a strong academic record and the assessment of personal characteristics considered most appropriate for the study of Physical Therapy at Queen's University and the subsequent practice of Physical Therapy.
Applicants must have a four year baccalaureate degree and a minimum of a second class standing (70%+) from a recognized university. In addition, applicants must have completed a full year credit course in introductory psychology and courses with substantive content in statistics, human anatomy and physiology at the undergraduate level.
In addition to academic achievement applicants must show, through documentation of volunteer work, community service or personal experience, their strong interest in the profession of physiotherapy, knowledge of the profession and desire to work with people of all ages and abilities/disabilities. Two letters of reference and a personal submission (see below) are required.
Further details are provided below under Academic Requirements and Method of Selection.
General Requirements For Admission
Admission is restricted to candidates who are Canadian citizens or Canadian permanent residents (landed immigrants) prior to the closing date for receipt of applications.
Applicants who have resided in Canada or another English speaking country for less than three years as of the first day of the month of the term in which students are to begin must achieve a satisfactory score on one of the following tests:
|Admission With Advanced Standing
Candidates are not normally considered for admission with advanced standing or on a part-time basis. All students admitted to the program must be registered full-time for two years (24 months).
Disability and Admission to Rehabilitation Therapy
While a disability should not preclude consideration for admission, the disability must not be such as to prevent the student from communicating with patients and/or colleagues, making observations, gathering and analyzing data requisite to arriving at professional judgments, and carrying out physical techniques and activity components of patient care essential to the practice of physical therapy.
Students entering any training program in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Queen's University, are required to provide documentation of their two-step tuberculin skin test status, varicella serological status and immunization history for measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, polio, tetanus, and Hepatitis B. Annual influenza immunization is also required for all students prior to clinical placements.
Students are advised to visit their Family Physician, Student Health Services or Public Health Office to be screened or to enter an immunization schedule. Vaccination occurs at the student's cost. For the Hepatitis B vaccine, documentation of receipt of all three doses by the physician or Health Unit as well as laboratory evidence of immunity (i.e., positive serology for the antibody to Hepatitis B surface antigen two to three months post vaccination [HBsAg]) is required to be submitted to the School. For students entering first year of a rehabilitation therapy program, this documentation is required in the first week of the program. For students who are anti-HBs positive, no further action is required. For students who are anti-HBs negative, screening for HBsAG is done; if they are HBsAg positive they are also screened for HBeAg. It is understood that Hepatitis B immunization may not be complete at registration, but all tests must be in progress.
To be eligible for admission, students must first have a four-year baccalaureate degree or equivalent with a minimum second-class standing (B-) from a recognized university. Subsequent to this initial requirement, further academic requirements include cum-GPA and sub-GPA cut-off values and pre-requisite courses.
|Doctoral Studies in Rehabilitation Science
Positions are available for strong students with an interest in research who are accepted into the MScPT program at Queen's University to enroll in the doctoral degree program in Rehabilitation Science upon completion of their professional program. The School of Rehabilitation Therapy offers a minimum stipend of $18 000 per year to all of its doctoral students. Further scholarship opportunities are also available. If you are interested in learning more about this possibility, please contact the Graduate Assistant, Rehabilitation Science. For information about Master and Doctoral level studies in Rehabilitation Science at Queen's click here.
All applicants to Physical Therapy must complete the Queen's Physical Therapy Personal Submission questions. In addition, two Confidential References are considered in the assessment of applicants. One of the Confidential References must be from someone holding an academic faculty position in a post-secondary university, who has taught you and is qualified to judge your academic ability. Positions such as Teaching Assistant/laboratory coordinator/athletic trainer do not qualify as academic referees. The second reference must be completed by a professionsl; someone who can judge your abilities and interpersonal skills from a non-academic perspective. It is highly recommended that this be someone from a health care setting such as a physiotherapist, or someone who supervised your work with people who have special needs. Neither of the Confidential References can be submitted by relatives or friends. Referees complete their assessment on-line. In addition to completing the form, referees are asked to provide specific commments with respect to the appllicant's abilities. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the selected referees submit their assessment on or before the dealine for submission of applications.
|For Further Information please contact:
Physical Therapy Program
School of Rehabilitation Therapy
Tel: (613)533-6000 ext. 79141