Master of Physical Therapy and Doctor of Philosophy in Rehabilitation Sciences (MPTPHD)
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.
TOEFL (ibT) Overall Score Requirement
IELTS Overall Score Requirement
Criminal Record Check
Supervisor commitment required prior to application?
Tuition / Program Costs
|Fees||Canadian Citizen / Permanent Resident / Refugee / Diplomat||International|
|Installments per year||3||3|
|Tuition per installment||$1,802.30||$7,751.86|
|Tuition per year||$5,406.90||$23,255.58|
|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)||$923.38 (approx.)|
|Costs of living (yearly)||starting at $16,884.10 (check cost calculator)|
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. In case of a discrepancy between this webpage and the UBC Calendar, the UBC Calendar entry will be held to be correct.
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 (What therapies positively alter patterns of brain activity after stroke)
Camp, Patricia (diagnosis and management of individuals with chronic lung disease, including patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD))
Campbell, Kristin (Exercise, cancer prevention, cancer rehabilitation, cancer survivorship, physical activity, biomarkers, energy balance, obesity )
Eng, Janice (Neurorehabilitation, spinal cord, brain)
Guenette, Jordan (exercise physiology, respiratory physiology, respiratory diseases, sport performance )
Hunt, Michael Anthony (biomechanics, rehabilitation, musculoskeletal, physical activity, exercise)
Li, Linda (Patient help-seeking experiences , Shared decision-making, Patient self-management , E-health & digital media, Rehabilitation and lifestyle interventions in arthritis management , Health services research - knowledge translation and implementation, Patient engagement)
Liu-Ambrose, Teresa (Healthy Aging, Mobility, Falls, Brain Health)
Scott, Alexander (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) )