Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation (Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy) -  Fall Admission

Please note that SPOT's 2018 Undergraduate Admissions Requirements differ from previous years



SPOT offers two 90-credit degrees which provides access to the 58-credit Master of Science - one for Occupational Therapy one for Physiotherapy. These pro­grams provides the student with a basic health sciences foundation and undergraduate level courses specific to the practice of Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy. The  programs' curriculums emphasize clini­cal reasoning, evidence-based practice, community rehabilitation, teamwork and professionalism as essential compo­nents for the development of a humanistic, ethical, knowledgea­ble, competent critical thinking and problem-solving physical therapist.


Upon successful completion of the undergraduate program, students are eligible to apply to the Master of Sciences (applied) in Occupational Therapy or Physiotherapy.  A place in the Master is reserved for each undergraduate year three student. The 1.5 year Master program grants licensure to the professional order of the respective field of study.



Admissions Process:

Admissions are handled centrally by Undergraduate Admissions.  Please direct any questions to this service.

CEGEP, Mature, Out-of-Province, International, or University students may apply to the bachelor.  Students who meet the admissions requirements and already have a bachelor degree may also consider the Qualifying Year entry point.

Admission to the undergraduate program in occupational therapy or physiotherapy is based on academic assessment and a CASPer score.  Academic requirements are dependent on the level of education you have, your student status, and the location of your education.  Please consult the Undergraduate Requirements page for information on prerequisites, academic standards, and other admission factors - noting CASPer score will also be required.



Applicants to the Undergraduate Programs, including interfaculty transfers, will now be required to submit CASPer scores.  CASPer test dates can be found on the test provider's web site.  Answers to some frequently asked questions are provided below and in this CASPer registration guide.



What is Casper?

CASPer is an individual online test that assesses for non-academic competencies and interpersonal characteristics that are important for successful students and graduates of our programs; it complements the other elements in our applicant selection process. The competencies and characteristics include:

• professionalism 
• communication
• collaboration
• ethics
• empathy 

The CASPer test is comprised of 12 video or text-based scenarios. Following each scenario, you will be required to answer a set of 3 probing questions within a total of 5 minutes; each response is graded by a different rater.

How do I register for CASPer?

Applicants must manually register on takecasper.com, have their identification validated, and reserve a test time that matches their choice of program(s) and application cycle.   Please see this document for more information.

When are the CASPer Testing Dates?

Please note that all 2018 admission cycle testing dates have now past.  Applicants who have not yet completed a CASPer test in this admission cycle are not eligible to apply to the Undergraduate of Rehabilitation Sciences or to apply for a interfaculty transfer this year.  Should you wish to apply for the next (2019) Bachelor of Rehabilitation Science or an interfaculty transfer (2019), you may register for a CASPer test when the test dates are announced.  Please check back to this site in the autumn of 2018 for new CASPer dates.

Note that CASPer testing for other programs, including the Qualifying Year to the MScA (PT), differ from the BScA (Rehab) test. If you wish to apply for the QY and BSc Rehab, you will need to register for both types of tests.

Can I have access to my test results?

No.  Unfortunately, the results of CASPer are never disclosed to the person being tested.

What are the technical requirements?

See takecasper.com/aboutcasper/#technicalrequirements 

In order to take CASPer, you are responsible for securing access to a computer with audio capabilities, a webcam, and a reliable internet connection on your selected test date. CASPer can be taken practically anywhere that you can satisfy the aforementioned requirements. 
After signing up for the test, you will be able to check your system requirements on the CASPer website before your test date.​

How can I prepare for CASPer?

Because it is a test of your personal characteristics and non-academic competencies, no studying is required for CASPer.
 You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the test structure and technical requirements by exploring the sample CASPer content at www.takeCASPer.com, and ensure you have a quiet environment to take the test. 

Applicants should have:
a) motivation to become a health professional
b) knowledge of the field
c) good communication skills
d) good interpersonal relationship skills
e) initiative
f) an interest in community involvement
g) creativity and originality
h) intellectual and cultural interests
i) capacity for self-development
j) interest in life-long learning 

Can I take CASPer in English or French?

Applicants to a SPOT program requiring CASPer can take the assessment in either English or French.
The language does not need to be the same as the one you used to submit your application, or the one you prefer for interviews.
Note that other universities or programs may require you to take CASPer in a specific language; consult the relevant institutions directly for more information before selecting your test language

Can I have access to my CASPer test results?

No.  Unfortunately, the results of CASPer are never disclosed to the person being tested.

What is the fee for CASPer?

See takecasper.com/test-dates/#testfees for details

Are accommodations available for applicants with disabilities?

Yes.  Follow the procedure to submit a formal request to accommodate applicants with disabilities at takecasper.com/aboutcasper/#accommodations
Requests and documentation must be provided at least 3 weeks in advance of the testing date.  <

Technical problems or other questions regarding CASPer?


Use the support button on takecasper.com  or email support [at] takecasper.com