Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy (GCOMPT)

Overview

The UBC Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy (GCOMPT) is a specialized program for physical therapists who aim to advance their evidence-based knowledge and skills in orthopaedic manual and manipulative physical therapy. The certificate is intended to be completed over a 2-year period of part-time study. By the end of this program, students will be able to provide advanced orthopaedic manipulative physiotherapy assessment and treatment that will enhance their provision of effective, evidence-based treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

What makes the program unique?

UBC’s GCOMPT program is a new benchmark in musculoskeletal post-graduate clinical training. Renowned clinicians teach within an integrated framework to develop your expertise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

  • Expert clinicians and instructors, selected for their in-depth knowledge and teaching experience
  • The integrated program covers musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics, advanced manual therapy and exercise prescription, and pain neuroscience
  • A mix of online and in-person delivery for working clinicians
  • Can be used for credit toward a Master of Rehabilitation Sciences

Program Structure

The 21 credits required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy program consist of:

  • RHSC 501 (3): Evidence for Practice
  • PHTH 580 (9): Orthopaedic Clinical Reasoning and Skills
  • PHTH 581 (3): Evidence and Theory in Musculoskeletal Therapy
  • RHSC 587 (3): Major Research Project (I)
  • RHSC 589 (3): Major Research Project (II)

Quick Facts

 

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Requirements

Prior Degree Requirements

Candidates must hold an entry-level degree in physical therapy.

Other Requirements
  • Candidates must have a minimum of one-year of recent clinical experience in orthopaedic physical therapy, and have completed 30 hours of clinical mentorship in manual therapy.
  • Candidates must have successfully completed the Level II Upper and Lower courses and examinations in the Canadian Physiotherapy Orthopaedic Division Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy program, or the equivalent.
  • Candidates must be physical therapists registered in British Columbia.

Research Information

Program Components

The GCOMPT curriculum blends three types of learning – online course-work, hands-on instruction at the UBC campus, and a clinical mentorship assignment.

 
 
Program Enquiries
If you have reviewed the information on this program page and understand the requirements for this program, you may send an enquiry
 

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