Master of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (MPTPHD)

Overview

The MPT/PhD program provides a new option for outstanding students with an interest in both clinical and research training relevant to physical therapy. The MPT/PhD program is designed to provide students flexibility in the completion of their concurrent clinical and research training, and to integrate their clinical and research learning, resulting in an accelerated completion time (approximately 5 years).

Students may choose from two options to complete the MPT/PhD program based on discussion with their research supervisor. Given the emphasis on clinical research in the program, though students may enter the MPT program initially, they will be expected to maintain progress towards their PhD requirements from the outset. Similarly, if students choose to enter the MPT program in Year 3, they would still be expected to maintain PhD progress for the final three years of the Dual Degree program.

Quick Facts

Degree
Master of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Science
Subject
Health and Medicine
Mode of delivery
On campus
Specialization
Physical Therapy
Program Components
Coursework + Thesis required
Faculty
Faculty of Medicine

Program Enquiries

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

Meet a UBC representative

Master of Physical Therapy Info Session

UBC Centre for Brain Health, CBH 101
Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2019
Time: 17:30 to 19:30
Have you ever thought about a career in physical therapy? Come join us to learn more about UBC’s Master of Physical Therapy program and how you go about pursuing a career in physical therapy. The information session will be followed by a Q&A. Please RSVP as space is limited. The program's Admissions Manager, Associate Head, and an MPT student will be in attendance.

Requirements

TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement

100
23
23
23
23

IELTS Overall Score Requirement

7.5
7.0
7.0
7.0
7.0

Criminal Record Check

This program contains a practicum component for which a criminal record check is required.

Supervisor commitment required prior to application?

Yes

Tuition / Program Costs

FeesCanadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / DiplomatInternational
Application Fee$104.00$168.25
Tuition *
Installments per year33
Tuition per installment$1,875.11$7,444.77
Tuition per year
(plus annual increase, usually 2%-5%)
$5,625.33$22,334.31
Int. Tuition Award (ITA) per year (if eligible) Not applicable
Other Fees and Costs
Supplementary fees (once)$114.00 Supplemental application fee (MPT portion)
Student Fees (yearly)$930.14 (approx.)
Costs of living (yearly)starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)
* Regular, full-time tuition. For on-leave, extension, continuing or part time (if applicable) fees see UBC Calendar.
All fees for the year are subject to adjustment and UBC reserves the right to change any fees without notice at any time, including tuition and student fees. Tuition fees are reviewed annually by the UBC Board of Governors. In recent years, tuition increases have been 2% for continuing domestic students and between 2% and 5% for continuing international students. New students may see higher increases in tuition. Admitted students who defer their admission are subject to the potentially higher tuition fees for incoming students effective at the later program start date. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.

Statistical Data

Enrolment Data

 20182017201620152014
Total enrolment23111
Disclaimer
Enrolment data are based on March 1 snapshots.

Research Supervisors

This list shows faculty members with full supervisory privileges who are affiliated with this program. It is not a comprehensive list of all potential supervisors as faculty from other programs or faculty members without full supervisory privileges can request approvals to supervise graduate students in this program.

  • Boyd, Lara (Plasticity / Neuronal Regeneration, Stroke, Learning and Memory, Physiology, Motor learning, Plasticity / Neuronal Regeneration , Motor System, Learning, Neurophysiology)
  • Camp, Patricia (Rehabilitation, Environment and Respiratory Diseases, Native Health, Rehabilitation Care and Services, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Mobility, Health Care Technologies, Telemedicine, pulmonary rehabilitation, health services delivery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Indigneous health, mixed methods, knowledge translation, physical activity, e-Health)
  • Campbell, Kristin (Breast Cancer, Rehabilitation, Physiology, Quality of Life and Aging, exercise physiology, physical function, oncology, biomarkers)
  • Eng, Janice (Neurorehabilitation, spinal cord, brain)
  • Guenette, Jordan (exercise physiology, respiratory physiology, respiratory diseases, sport performance )
  • Hunt, Michael Anthony (Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis, Joints (Articulations), Musculoskeletal Deformation, Neuromuscular Diseases, Orthoses and Prostheses, Rehabilitation, biomechanics, rehabilitation, musculoskeletal, physical activity, exercise)
  • Li, Linda (Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis, Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Care and Services, Health Care Technologies, Patient help-seeking experiences , Shared decision-making, Patient self-management , E-health, Rehabilitation and lifestyle interventions in arthritis management , Health services research, Patient engagement, Knowledge translation, Implementation science, Digital media)
  • Liu-Ambrose, Teresa (Age and Risk Factors, Mobility, Cognitive Neuropsychology of Aging, Lifestyle Determinants and Health, Rehabilitation, Healthy Aging, Fall Prevention, Cognitive Aging, Sleep, Physical Activity, Mobility)
  • Scott, Alexander (Musculoskeletal Lesions and Repair, musculoskeletal, sports medicine, physiotherapy, physical therapy, orthopaedics)
  • Virji-Babul, Naznin (Concussion/mild traumatic brain injury, Developmental disabilities (Down’s syndrome), Developmental neuroscience (mirror neurons, perception-action coupling) )
 
 
 

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