Physical therapy

University of British Columbia (UBC)


  • Required: Undergraduate degree
  • Study for: Two years and two months at UBC
  • Degree awarded: Masters in Physical Therapy (MPT)

Admission requirements

To be eligible for admission, candidates must hold a four-year bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), complete the necessary prerequisite courses and have:

  • a minimum grade of “B” (72% on the UBC scale) in each course used to satisfy the required subject areas,
  • a minimum of 70 volunteer hours or work experience with people with disabilities, and
  • Canadian residency (primary consideration given to residents of BC, non-BC residents who have completed a Bachelor’s degree within the last five years and residents of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut)

Required pre-requisite subject areas

Course content Minimum credit Suggested UVic courses
Physics 12 (or higher) 1.5 units PHYS 102A, 102B110 or 120
Human Anatomy 1.5 units EPHE 141
Psychology 1.5 units PSYC 100A & 100B
Statistics 1.5 units STAT 255 & 256 or 260
Human Physiology 3.0 units EPHE 241 & 242
English 1.5 units ENGL 135

Contact information

Department of Physical Therapy
212 Friedman Building
2177 Wesbrook Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3


Additional resources

Canadian Physiotherapy Association
Suite 270 - 955 Green Valley Crescent
Ottawa, ON K2C 3V4


Please note: This information is provided as a planning tool only. Requirements change from year to year and while every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, in all cases the information provided by the institution offering the program in question should be considered the authority.