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Physical and Occupational Therapy

Physical and Occupational Therapy

Location

Location

  • School of Physical and Occupational Therapy
  • 3654 Promenade Sir-William-Osler
  • Montreal, QC H3G 1Y5
  • Canada
Directors

Director – Annette Majnemer; B.Sc.(O.T.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)

Email: admincoord [dot] pot [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Director's Academic Associate – Sarah C. Marshall; B.Sc.(P.T.), M.Sc.(McG.)

Email: sarah [dot] marshall [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Academic Director, Physical Therapy – Judith Soicher; B.Sc.(P.T.), B.Sc.(L.S.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)

Email: profmasters [dot] pot [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Academic Associate Director, Physical Therapy – Liliane Asseraf-Pasin; B.Sc.(P.T.)(McG.)

Email: profmasters [dot] pot [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Academic Director, Occupational Therapy – Bernadette Nedelec; B.Sc.(O.T.), Ph.D.(Alta.)

Email: profmasters [dot] pot [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Academic Associate Director, Occupational Therapy – Aliki Thomas; B.Sc.(O.T.), M.Ed., Ph.D.(McG.)

Email: profmasters [dot] pot [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Academic Director, Graduate Programs – Eva Kehayia; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)

Email: graduate [dot] rehabilitation [at] mcgill [dot] ca

Academic Associate Director, Graduate Program – Laurie Snider; B.Sc.(O.T.)(McG.), M.A.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(Tor.)

Email: graduate [dot] rehabilitation [at] mcgill [dot] ca

About Physical and Occupational Therapy

About Physical and Occupational Therapy

Situated on McGill University's upper campus in a gracious downtown area of the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec, we are proud of the outstanding academic environment that is offered to our students. Part of McGill's Faculty of Medicine, the School offers programs in three areas: Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Graduate Studies in Rehabilitation Sciences (master's and doctorate).

The School is internationally recognized for the excellence of its contribution to research in rehabilitation. Excellence in research and teaching is the foundation and tradition of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University. The Faculty educates professionals and, through research, generates the body of knowledge that guides our professions to advance the health, function, and participation of the individual in society.

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Rehabilitation Science (Thesis) (45 credits)
The full curriculum consists of approximately two years of study for graduates who hold a B.Sc. degree in one of the medical rehabilitation disciplines or a related field. The program consists of required and elective coursework, a research proposal, and a research thesis.
Master of Science (M.Sc.); Rehabilitation Science (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)
The program requires three terms of full-time residence study and can usually be completed within three to four terms. It is designed for graduates who hold a B.Sc. (or equivalent) in Physical or Occupational Therapy or related health professions. Two years of clinical experience is recommended. The program trains health professionals to become consumers of research in order to promote evidence-based practice in rehabilitation science. The curriculum is made up of both required and elective courses and may also include a research project.
Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Physical Therapy (Non-Thesis) (58 credits)
The Master of Science (Applied) in Physical Therapy program is a 58-credit program to be completed in 1.5 graduate years over five semesters and includes a clinical practicum of 1,000 hours leading to professional licensure to practise. The educational approach is consistent with adult learning, self-directed learning, reflective clinical practice, and inter-professionalism. Strong links between academic and clinical fieldwork education are emphasized. Courses emphasize client-centred and evidence-based practice across the lifespan and health care continuum, and include health promotion from prevention of disability to rehabilitation. In addition to fieldwork, the program requirements include courses in advanced clinical practice, research methodology, and educational methodology. The master's project prepares the entry-to-practice physiotherapist to become an autonomous and effective professional through the acquisition of research skills.
Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Occupational Therapy (Non-Thesis) (58 credits)
The Master of Science (Applied) in Occupational Therapy program is a 58-credit program to be completed in 1.5 graduate years over five semesters and includes a clinical practicum of 1,000 hours leading to professional licensure to practise. The educational approach is consistent with adult learning and reflective clinical practice. The curriculum uses a case-based, problem-solving, self-directed approach across the lifespan. Strong links between academic and clinical fieldwork education are emphasized throughout the educational process. Coursework will focus on client-centred and evidence-based practice, clinical reasoning, ethics, and professionalism as essential components for the development of a humanistic, ethical, knowledgeable, competent, critical thinking, and problem-solving Occupational Therapist. The master’s project is designed to develop research and scholarly skills.
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Rehabilitation Science
This program consists of three to four years of study, on average, for graduates with master's-level training in one of the medical rehabilitation disciplines or a related field. The program consists of required and elective coursework, a comprehensive written examination, a research proposal, a doctoral thesis, and an oral defence.
Graduate Certificate in Assessing Driving Capabilities (15 credits)
The 15-credit postgraduate certificate program aims to train Occupational Therapists to assess the driving abilities and performance of at-risk populations, retrain drivers, recommend adaptive vehicles and adapt technical aids that will allow disabled individuals to return to driving and preserve their independence and quality of life. The program comprises five courses. The first two are offered online; the other three are a combination of online and intensive workshops.
Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Management (15 credits)
Please contact the Department for more information about this program.

Physical and Occupational Therapy Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Physical and Occupational Therapy Admission Requirements and Application Procedures

Revision, October 2012. Start of revision.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

M.Sc. in Rehabilitation Science (Thesis)

  1. A B.Sc. degree or equivalent in Physical or Occupational Therapy or a related field from a university of recognized reputation.
  2. Evidence of high academic achievement, equivalent to B standing, or a McGill CGPA of 3.0 (70–74%).
  3. Prerequisite courses may be required in statistics, anatomy, physiology, psychology, sociology, neurophysiology, or other areas, depending on the student's anticipated specialization.
  4. Applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English, and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), must submit documented proof of competency in oral and written English, by appropriate exams, e.g., TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based test with each component score not less than 20 (School requirement), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 7.0. For more information, please refer to the following website: www.ielts.org.
  5. A Graduate Records Examination (GRE) Test is recommended for the following applicants: those who do not have a B.Sc. or equivalent from a Canadian university; those who have been out of university for five years or more. Only the General Test is mandatory. For more information, please refer to the following website: www.ets.org/gre.

    Applicants must ensure that official test results are sent to McGill University directly by the testing service. Applications cannot be considered if test results are not available.

If a graduate student accepted into the M.Sc. program demonstrates superior performance in the first year, the Graduate Committee, in consultation with the thesis supervisor, may recommend waiving the M.Sc. thesis requirement, and allow the student to proceed directly to the Ph.D. program.

M.Sc. in Rehabilitation Science (Non-Thesis)

1 to 5 as above; plus two years of clinical experience is recommended.

Qualifying Year for Entry into M.Sc.A. (P.T.)

  1. An undergraduate degree or equivalent from a university of recognized reputation.
  2. Same as M.Sc. in Rehabilitation Science (Thesis) above.
  3. No prerequisites.
  4. Same as M.Sc. in Rehabilitation Science (Thesis) above.
  5. Same as M.Sc. in Rehabilitation Science (Thesis) above.
  6. In applicant statement on web application, please describe your motivation, preparedness, suitability, and reasons for choosing O.T. or P.T. Professional program.
  7. Knowledge of French is highly recommended. Variety of clinical placements is severely restricted for students who do not speak French.
  8. Successful completion of an interview to be held in May.

Qualifying Year for Entry into M.Sc.A. (O.T.)

Same as Qualifying year for entry into M.Sc.A. (P.T.) above.

M.Sc.A. (P.T.)

A B.Sc. (Rehabilitation Science) majoring in P.T., or evidence of high academic achievement in Qualifying year for entry into M.Sc.A. (P.T.), equivalent to B standing, or a McGill CGPA of 3.0 (70–74%) is required.

M.Sc.A. (O.T.)

A B.Sc. (Rehabilitation Science) majoring in O.T., or evidence of high academic achievement in Qualifying year for entry into M.Sc.A. (O.T.), equivalent to B standing, or a McGill CGPA of 3.0 (70–74%) is required.

Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science

  1. An M.Sc. degree in a rehabilitation-related discipline from a university of recognized reputation.
  2. Evidence of high academic achievement, equivalent to B+ standing, or a McGill CGPA of 3.3 (75–79%) is required.
  3. Proof of proficiency in English. Applicants to graduate studies whose mother tongue is not English, and who have not completed an undergraduate or graduate degree from a recognized foreign institution where English is the language of instruction or from a recognized Canadian institution (anglophone or francophone), must submit documented proof of competency in oral and written English, by appropriate exams, e.g., TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) with a minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based test with each component score not less than 20 (School requirement), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a minimum overall band score of 7.0. For more information, please refer to the following website: www.ielts.org.
  4. A Graduate Records Examination Test (GRE) is recommended for the following applicants: those who do not have a B.Sc., M.Sc., or equivalent from a Canadian university; those who have been out of university for five years or more.

    For more information, please refer to the following website: www.ets.org/gre.

    Applicants must ensure that official test results are sent to McGill University directly by the testing service. Applications cannot be considered if test results are not available.

Graduate Certificate in Assessing Driving Capabilities

  1. A B.Sc. degree or equivalent in Occupational Therapy or a related field from a university of recognized reputation.
  2. Evidence of high academic achievement, equivalent to B standing or a McGill CGPA of 3.0 (70–74%).
  3. See points 3, 4, and 5 under M.Sc. in Rehabilitation Science for more information on prerequisites, TOEFL, and GRE.

Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Management

  1. A B.Sc. degree or equivalent in a health-related discipline from a university of recognized reputation.
  2. See points 2 and 3 above Graduate Certificate in Assessing Driving Capabilities.

Application Procedures

Application Procedures

McGill’s online application form for graduate program candidates is available at www.mcgill.ca/gradapplicants/apply.

See Application Procedures (for All Admissions Starting Summer 2013) for detailed application procedures.

Additional Requirements

Additional Requirements

The items and clarifications below are additional requirements set by this department:
  • Curriculum Vitae – (except for M.Sc.A. (O.T.), M.Sc.A. (P.T.))
  • Research Proposal – (except for M.Sc.A. (O.T.), M.Sc.A. (P.T.))
  • For M.Sc. in Rehabilitation Science (Thesis and Non-Thesis) and Ph.D. in Rehabilitaiton Science: GRE is recommended for those who do not have a B.Sc. or equivalent from a Canadian university, or those who have been out of university for five years or more. Only the General Test is mandatory. For more information, please refer to the following website: www.ets.org/gre.
  • For M.Sc. in Rehabilitation Science (Non-Thesis): two years of clinical experience is recommended
  • For Qualifying Year Entry into M.Sc.A. (P.T. or O.T.): Personal Statement

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

Dates for Guaranteed Consideration

Qualifying Year M.Sc.A.
Canadian International Special/Exchange/Visiting
Fall: Feb. 15 Fall: Jan. 15 Fall: Same as Canadian/International
Winter: N/A Winter: N/A Winter: N/A
Summer: Jan. 15 Summer: Jan. 15 Summer: Jan. 15
Graduate Certificate
Canadian International Special/Exchange/Visiting
Fall: June 15 Fall: March 15 Fall: Same as Canadian/International
Winter: N/A Winter: N/A Winter: N/A
Summer: N/A Summer: N/A Summer: N/A
Rehabilitation Science
Canadian International Special/Exchange/Visiting
Fall: Jan. 31 Fall: Jan. 31 Fall: Jan. 31
Winter: N/A Winter: N/A Winter: N/A
Summer: N/A Summer: N/A Summer: N/A
Note: We are not willing to consider any applications to be admitted for the Winter term.

Revision, October 2012. End of revision.

Physical and Occupational Therapy Faculty

Physical and Occupational Therapy Faculty

Director
Annette Majnemer
Director's Academic Associate
Sarah C. Marshall
Academic Director, Occupational Therapy
Bernadette Nedelec
Academic Associate Director, Occupational Therapy
Aliki Thomas
Academic Director, Physical Therapy
Judith Soicher
Academic Associate Director, Physical Therapy
Liliane Asseraf-Pasin
Academic Director, Graduate Programs
Eva Kehayia
Academic Associate Director, Graduate Programs
Laurie Snider
Emeritus Professors
Robert Dykes; B.A.(Calif.-LA), Ph.D.(Johns Hop.)
Sharon Wood-Dauphinee; B.Sc.(P.T.), Dip.Ed., M.Sc.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Professors
Hugues Barbeau; B.Sc.(P.T.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Laval)
Mindy Levin; B.Sc.(P.T.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Annette Majnemer; B.Sc.(O.T.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Nancy Mayo; B.Sc.(P.T.)(Qu.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Associate Professors
Philippe Archambault; B.Sc.(O.T.)(McG.), M.Sc.A, Ph.D.(Montr.)
Joyce Fung; B.Sc.(P.T.)(Hong Kong Polytech. U.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Isabelle Gélinas; B.Sc.(O.T.)(Montr.), M.Sc.(Virg.), Ph.D.(Rehab.Sc.)(McG.)
Eva Kehayia; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(McG.)
Nicol Korner-Bitensky; B.Sc.(O.T.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Anouk Lamontagne; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Laval)
Patricia McKinley; B.A., M.A., Ph.D.(Calif.-LA)
Bernadette Nedelec; B.Sc.(O.T.), Ph.D.(Alta.)
Laurie Snider; B.Sc.(O.T.)(McG.), M.A.(Br. Col.), Ph.D.(Tor.)
Jadranka Spahija; B.Sc.(P.T.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Assistant Professors
Sara Ahmed; B.Sc.(P.T.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Dana Anaby; B.O.T., M.Sc.O.T.(Tel Aviv), Ph.D.(Br. Col.)
Patricia Belchior da Cunha: B.S.(Law), B.S.(O.T.)(Dom Bosco Catholic U.), Ph.D.(Flor.)
André Bussière; B.Sc.(Nursing)(Montr.), D.C., M.Sc.(UQTR)
Isabelle Gagnon; B.Sc.(P.T.)(McG.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.)
Matthew Hunt; B.Sc.(P.T.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Barbara Mazer; B.Sc.(O.T.)(Qu.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Melissa Park, B.A.(Yale), M.A.(O.T.), Ph.D.(Occ.Sc.)(USC)
Cynthia Perlman; B.Sc.(O.T.), M.Ed.(McG.)
Richard Preuss; B.Sc.(P.T.), B.Sc.(L.S.), M.Sc.(Wat.), Ph.D.(McG.)
Shawn Robbins; B.Sc.(P.T.), M.Sc.(P.T.), Ph.D.(W. Ont.)
Judith Soicher; B.Sc.(P.T.), B.Sc.(L.S.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Caroline Storr; B.Sc.(O.T.), M.B.A.(C'dia)
Aliki Thomas; B.Sc.(O.T.), M.Ed., Ph.D.(McG.)
Adriana Venturini; B.Sc.(P.T.), M.Sc.(McG.)
Faculty Lecturers
Liliane Asseraf-Pasin; B.Sc.(P.T.)(McG.)
Isabel Audette; B.Sc.(P.T.), M.Sc.(McG.)
Dana Benoit; B.Sc.(O.T.), M.Sc.(McG.)
Marie-Eve Bolduc; B.Sc.(O.T.), M.Sc.(McG.)
Franzina Coutinho; B.Sc.(O.T.), M.O.T.(Mumbai), Ph.D.(O.T.)(Texas)
Nancy Forget; B.Sc.(O.T.)(McG.), M.Sc.(Montr.)
Crystal Garnett; B.A, M.Sc.(P.T.)(Qu.)
Heather Lambert; B.Sc.(O.T.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Susanne Mak; B.Sc.(O.T.), M.Sc.(McG.)
Isabelle Pearson; B.Sc.(P.T.), M.Sc.(McG.)
Claire Perez, B.Sc.(P.T.), B.Sc.(Bio), M.Sc.(McG.)
Alexandra Robert; B.Sc.(O.T.), M.Sc.(McG.)
Suzanne Rouleau; B.Sc.(O.T.)(Laval), M.Sc.(Montr.)
Hiba Zafran; B.Sc., B.Sc.(O.T.), M.Sc.(McG.)
Professional Associates
Fernanda Alves; B.Sc.(P.T.)(McG.)
Clara I. Carpintero; B.A.(O.T.), B.Sc.(O.T.)(Bogota), M.Ed.(McG.)
Ann Hetherington; B.Sc.(P.T.)(McG.)
Linda Labelle; B.Sc.(P.T.)(Montr.), D.A.S.(HEC)
Sylvie Laplante; B.Sc.(O.T.)(McG.)
Vassiliki Lyroudias; B.Sc.(Anat.), B.Sc.(O.T.)(McG.)
Donald Macleod; B.Sc.(P.T.)(McG.)
Masoud Mehrzad; B.Sc.(O.T.)(Tehran), M.H.A.(Montr.)
Anita Menon; B.Sc.(O.T.), M.Sc.(McG.)
Maria Rapoport; B.Sc.(P.T.)(McG.)
Rochelle W. Rein; B.Sc.(P.T.)(McG.)
Ana Maria Rodriguez; B.Sc.(P.T.), M.Sc.(McG.)
Kimberley Smalridge; B.Sc.(P.T.)(McG.), B.A.(C'dia)
Associate Members
Bruno Gagnon; M.Sc.(McG.), M.D.(Laval)
Walter Wittich; B.Sc., M.A.(C'dia), Ph.D.(McG.)

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Rehabilitation Science (Thesis) (45 credits)

For more information, see Master of Science (M.Sc.); Rehabilitation Science (Thesis) (45 credits).

Master of Science (M.Sc.); Rehabilitation Science (Non-Thesis) (45 credits)

This program has two options. In the first option, students complete 30 credits of required and complementary courses plus a 15-credit research project in their area of interest. In the second option, students complete 45 credits of required and complementary coursework. The program normally takes three to four terms when done on a full-time basis.

For more information, see Master of Science (M.Sc.); Rehabilitation Science (Non-Thesis) (45 credits).

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Physical Therapy (Non-Thesis) (58 credits)

The professional Master of Science, Applied, in Physical Therapy is a 58-credit degree program, which includes 1,000 hours of fieldwork education over five terms and leads to professional licensure to practise. For additional information on courses taken during the Qualifying year, please refer to this website: ...

For more information, see Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Physical Therapy (Non-Thesis) (58 credits).

Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Occupational Therapy (Non-Thesis) (58 credits)

The Master of Science, Applied, in Occupational Therapy is a 58-credit degree program to be completed in 1.5 graduate years over five semesters and includes a clinical practicum of 1,000 hours leading to professional licensure to practise. Students admitted to the M.Sc.A. who have undergraduate degrees other than the B.Sc.(Rehabilitation Science); Major in ...

For more information, see Master of Science, Applied (M.Sc.A.); Occupational Therapy (Non-Thesis) (58 credits).

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Rehabilitation Science

For more information, see Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.); Rehabilitation Science.

Graduate Certificate in Assessing Driving Capabilities (15 credits)

For more information about online graduate certificates including up-to-date information on course details and current professors contributing to the courses, see the McGill School of Physical and Occupational Therapy website at http://www.mcgill.ca/spot/programs/online-graduate-certificates/driving-certificate.

For more information, see Graduate Certificate in Assessing Driving Capabilities (15 credits).

Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Management (15 credits)

For more information about online graduate certificates including up-to-date information on course details and current professors contributing to the courses, see the McGill School of Physical and Occupational Therapy website at http://www.mcgill.ca/spot/programs/online-graduate-certificates/chronic-pain-management.

For more information, see Graduate Certificate in Chronic Pain Management (15 credits).

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