Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Physical Therapy

Master of Clinical Science (MClSc)



Program Websites


Program Contact

Cheryl Harding (charding@uwo.ca)
Graduate Program Assistant

1201 Western Rd
London ON
N6G 1H1

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 88843
f. 519-661-3866

The first program of its kind in Canada, the MClSc program is a one-year (three terms) course-based master's program offering an opportunity for experienced health-care professionals to obtain advanced training in a clinical specialty. It is delivered using a combination of online courses and three on-site, one- to three-week residency periods during which clinical skills lectures and labs are provided.

Times to Completion

  • 3 terms (one Year)

Curriculum Options

  • Course-Based (Full-Time study)

Admission Requirements

  • Canadian citizenship or permanent residency in Canada
  • A minimum baccalaureate degree from a recognized university and at least a (B) standing (or equivalent grade point average) over the final two years of the program
  • A current license to practice in Canada
  • Comfortable using computers
  • Applicants who first language is not English must show evidence of their profiency in the use of the English language

Additional Requirements

Manipulative Therapy

  • Level II Upper and Lower courses in the CPA Orthopaedic Division Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy
  • 30 hours of documented mentoring
  • Two years of full-time experience in orthopaedic physical therapy

Wound Healing

  • Must be licensed/regulated health care professional from a discipline related to wound care (nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, chiropodist, dietitian)
  • Evidence of at least two years clinical experience in wound care

Application Deadline(s)

  • March 1st for all programs however applications will be accepted after March 1st if space is still available.
Offers sent mid April.

Degree Requirements

  • Students must attain an overall average of no less than 70% on all required courses in the program and no less than 60% in any one course
  • In the clinical specialty courses which include both written and practical evaluations, students may be required to obtain an overall minimum average of 65% in BOTH the practical and theoretical components of the course in order to pass the course
  • Failure of one or both of these required components will result in a grade of “F” (fail)
  • Grades obtained in team projects/presentations will not be used to calculate minimum requirements for progression
  • Details regarding the requirements for passing a course and marking criteria will be provided in each course outline
  • Completion of clinical mentorship hours
  • Passing grade on clinical examination administered during the summer residency period (July)
  • Completion of the supervised research project (minimum 70% of PT9630 course requirements)
  • Attendance at mandatory residency periods

Fields of Research

  • Manipulative Therapy
  • Wound Healing