How to get into Physio/Occupational TherapyPresentation Transcript
Student Ombuds Service “ Helping you achieve your dreams” Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Seminar
Rehabilitation and Physiotherapy
What Do Physiotherapists Do?
Assess, treat and educate for a wide range of health problems
Help people prevent and manage the effects of congenital diseases, illness, chronic diseases, neurological conditions, accidents and the stresses of everyday life.
What Do Physiotherapists Do Cont’d..
Use a variety of techniques to help your muscles, joints, heart and lungs work to their potential
They work with you to integrate your care into your lifestyle
What is an Occupational Therapist?
Occupational Therapy is a profession concerned with promoting health and well being through occupation. The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate in the activities of everyday life. Occupational therapists achieve this outcome by enabling people to do things that will enhance their ability to participate or by modifying the environment to better support participation.
Occupational Therapy is practiced in a wide range of settings, including hospitals, health centres, and homes.
Schools in Ontario
University of Toronto
What does it offer? Masters in Physical Therapy (PT) Occupational Therapy (OT) Queen's University Student Ombuds Service SOS
Physical Therapy - Admission 4 year undergraduate degree with at least 70% (B) + GPA Prerequisite Courses: Statistics Student Ombuds Service SOS Introductory Psychology Anatomy Physiology
Student Ombuds Service SOS Physical Therapy Admission - cont'd Volunteer work, personal experience or community service Show strong interest in physical therapy Show knowledge of the profession Submit Queen’s Physical Therapy Personal Information Form Two reference forms
Personal Information Form Can be downloaded from: http://www.ouac.on.ca/orpas Assesses Knowledge of Physiotherapy and Relevant Experience Personal Characteristics Leadership and Communication Skills Student Ombuds Service SOS
Occupational Therapy Secondary Assessment Letter of Intent Student Ombuds Service SOS 4 year undergraduate degree with at least 75% (B+) or more GPA Reference Forms
Other Information How many years? Physical Therapy: 2 years Occupational Therapy: 2 years Student Ombuds Service SOS Deadline Mid January
McGill University Bachelors of Science in Physical Therapy Bachelors of Science in Occupational Therapy Student Ombuds Service SOS What does it offer?
Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy - Admissions CEGEP diploma in Health Sciences or equivalent Course Prerequisites 2 Biology Courses 2 Chemistry Courses 1 Organic Chemistry 3 Physics Courses 2 Calculus Courses 50 hours of volunteer work Student Ombuds Service SOS Plus: Letter of Reference Proficiency in French for Clinical Affiliations
Other Information How long? Three years, seven semesters Deadline June 1, 2010 Student Ombuds Service SOS
McMaster – 24 Months
Applicants must achieve a four-year baccalaureate degree (120 units/credits or
equivalent) with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4 (B or 75%) in the last 2 years. The degree can be in any university discipline. There are no course pre-requisites
for the OT program; however, there are two course pre-requisites for the PT program. PT applicants must present one half or full course from the biological/life science category and one half or full course from the social science/humanities category with at least a course grade GPA of 3.0/4 in each
All eligible applicants to both the OT and PT programs are ranked solely on the basis of their GPA. Approximately the 300 top-ranked applicants to each of the programs are invited for a personal interview
The cutoff is ~ 3.45 out of 4 for OT and 3.62 out of 4 for PT
Applicants apply via Compass Online Application Service through ORPAS at www.ouac.on.ca/orpas/.
Applicants must also submit a supplementary application.
Foreign applicants whose native language is not English are required to supply evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language. The most common evidence is a score of at least 250 on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL).
(For more information go to www.toefl.org)
University of Toronto – 24 Months
One full-course equivalent in Human/Vertebrate Physiology .
One full-course equivalent in Life and/or Physical Sciences (other than physiology), examples of Life sciences are: anatomy, biology, basic medical sciences, pathology. Examples of Physical Science include: chemistry, physics, geology, geography
One full-course equivalent in Social Sciences or Humanities or Languages . Examples of Social Sciences include anthropology, political science, economics, sociology. Examples of Humanities include history, religion, and philosophy.
One half course or equivalent in Statistics or Research Methods . Statistic courses that may be acceptable include basic statistics, psychology statistics, geography statistics, kinesiology statistics, biometrics and quantitative research methods.
i) References: Applicants must submit two references. Both referees should be individuals who can address the applicant’s aptitude for studies in a health profession.
ii) Computer Administered Profile: There is an initial screening of the academic qualifications that narrows the pool of applicants. Only top applicants (ranked initially by marks) are invited to write the Computer Administered Profile (CAP) on-site at the University of Toronto. The Computer Administered Profile is a three hour exam with a series of short and long answer questions.
Enrolment selection is based on a combination of CAP exam score at 40% and GPA at 60%.
For September 2008 admission, a mid B average was needed.
U of T- Occupational Therapy
4 year bachelor’s degree with an academic standing equivalent to a mid-B average or higher.
To determine initial ranking only, the Department will review the last ten full course equivalents completed at the undergraduate level.
The admissions average of the entry class each year is generally A-.
Prior study in Statistics, Physiology/ Biology (vertebrate), and Psychology may enhance students' learning in the program.
There are no pre-requisites or interviews required to apply to the program.
U of T- Occupational Therapy
personal statement responding to specific questions
Exposure to the profession of occupational therapy through paid or volunteer work, observational visits or job-shadowing in various health care settings is strongly recommended.
completion of a Health Form
A copy of a valid certificate in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) at the Basic Rescuer (C) level must also be submitted after the student has been accepted into the program and before registration.
Western University Physiotherapy -23 Months
Four year Bachelor's degree
A letter verifying 50 hours of volunteer or paid work with individuals who have physical and/or cognitive limitations
Two standard letters of reference (one being academic)
English must provide evidence of English language proficiency; the TOEFL is recommended
Western University Physiotherapy
University-level prerequisite courses:
1 full course in Human Physiology
1 full course in general or introductory Science chosen from the following subjects: Biology, Physics, Chemistry
1 half-course in English or Writing with an essay component
1 half-course in Statistics, Research Methods, or Research Design
1 half-course in Social Science
1 half-course in Liberal Arts
Western University Occupational Therapy
Requirements for admission include completion of a four-year degree or equivalent (excluding B.Ed. degree), with a minimum standing of 70% (B) in the last 10 full courses taken . Students with a high-B average, or better, would be considered competitive applicants for the program.
A three-year degree with additional courses, for a total credit of 20 full courses (the equivalent to a four-year degree), will also be considered. Thirteen of the courses must be at a senior level.
There are no interviews
To obtain an application, contact Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC):
http: //www.ouac.on.ca/orpas/ /
and choose the “Request an Application Package” option. If you have any questions regarding the Ontario Rehabilitation
Canadian Physiotherapy Association: http://www.physiotherapy.ca/