Western Graduate & Postdoctoral  Studies

Physical Therapy

Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)



Meet Cody Miller, MPT candidate in Physical Therapy

“The level of support from the faculty and my classmates enables me to thrive and be successful. On the first day the faculty tells you that you are part of a family, and that is felt very early on in the program.”

Why did you come to Western for your graduate degree?
What made me apply to Western was the reputation it has as a university, and the reputation of the Physical Therapy program.

Do you belong to any university or community groups?
I sit on the Clinical Education Committee for my program, as well, I have a small role on the Sport Physiotherapy Council.

Where’s your favourite place on campus?
The practice labs at Elborn College and the physical therapy lounge are my two favourite spots on campus.

What idea, suggestion, or comment would you like to share with the Western graduate community?
Working towards a graduate degree has taught me that you are an academic, but you also need to live a life outside of the classroom. You are going to work hard, and you are going to be stressed at times, so be sure to take time for yourself.

Program Websites


Program Contact

Donna Beer (dbeer@uwo.ca)
Graduate Program Assistant

School of Physical Therapy

Western University
Elborn College Rm 1588
London, Ontario N6G 1H1

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 83360
f. 519-661-3866

The Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) degree is awarded upon successful completion of a 2-year curriculum which includes 60 weeks of classroom/laboratory work and 30 weeks of clinical experience.

Times to Completion

  • 6 Terms (2 years)

Curriculum Options

  • Full-time study
  • Combination of case-based, course-based, project-based

Funding Details

  • Western Financial Assistance
  • Travel and accommodation funding (up to $500 per placement to a maximum of $1000 for all placements) is available for students required to do placements outside the London area

Admission Requirements

  • Four year bachelor's degree from a recognized university (minimum four academic years in length.)
Prerequisite courses and volunteer experience are required. Please visit MPT Admission Requirements for more information.

Test Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must furnish evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language:

Application Deadline(s)

  • Early January - Acceptance notification in mid-May