The professional Master of Science (Applied) in Physical Therapy is a 63-credit degree program that spans over 5 semesters. The program includes 1050 hours of fieldwork education. The educational approach is consistent with adult learning, inspiring self-directed learning and case-based studies of individuals across the lifespan. Strong links between academic and clinical fieldwork education are emphasized throughout the educational program. In addition to fieldwork, course work will focus on client-centred and evidence-based practice in the three core areas of Physical Therapy practice: orthopedics, neurology and cardiorespiratory areas. Courses also cover professionalism, advanced clinical practice, research methodology and health management and education. The master's project is designed to develop research skills and scholarly appreciation of rehabilitation practice and research, management/health care delivery and clinical education.
The ability to communicate effectively in writing is a key skill required to succeed in both the professional Master's program and as a Physical Therapist. If you need help with your writing skills, the Graphos program within the McGill Writing Center provides support for graduate students. To check out their services visit their website at https://www.mcgill.ca/graphos/. They also provide free workshops on topics such as learning how to effectively engage with scholarly writing, and how to put together an effective poster presentation:
- Finding your way in: Sources and Reading to Write:https://www.mcgill.ca/graphos/workshops/sources16
- Polishing Poster Presentations:https://www.mcgill.ca/graphos/workshops/polish16
SKILLSETS provides interdisciplinary professional development offerings to all graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. There are over 250 free professional skills events and workshops throughout the year.