Physical Therapy

Master of Physical Therapy (MPT)

Meet Piraanavan Kathirgamanathan, MPT candidate in Physical Therapy

What is it about your grad program that enables you to thrive and be successful?
The professors have been great not only in class, but in helping to further our understanding of content outside of classes; however, my peers are the people who push me, and make me want to be a successful clinician. They’re an amazing group of people that I’m glad to be a part of a cohort with.

What one thing would you like people to know about you?
I love to hear stories, and if you have a great story about literally anything, I’m all ears. I think everyone has unique experiences, and I love to meet new people and get to know what they’ve experienced during their life.

How do you de-stress?
Basketball is my therapy, shooting around in an empty gym is therapeutic to me. It’s me, the ball, the net, and nothing else in the world can bother me during that time.

Where’s your favourite place on campus to work?
Elborn College is always a favourite, it’s a building PT students can call their own. But sometimes the Ivey building is a nice getaway.

What’s the best advice you could give to someone considering applying to your graduate program?
Try and get as much experience as you can! Physiotherapy is a very hands-on career, and I think both for interest and for application purposes, getting exposure to the field is the best thing prospective students can do.

Program Websites

Program Contact

Donna Beer (
Graduate Affairs Assistant

School of Physical Therapy

Western University
Elborn College Rm 1011
London, Ontario N6G 1H1

t. 519-661-2111 ext. 88842

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

Program Length

  • 6 Terms

Program Design

  • Full-time study
  • Course-based

Funding Information

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fee schedules (per term) are posted on the Office of the Registrar's website at

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.

English Language Proficiency

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

Application Deadline

  • Early January - Acceptance notification in mid-May