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Physical Therapy

Pre- Physical Therapy

Whether you study here for one year, two years or for an entire degree, King's is a great place to prepare for future professional studies. Begin your studies in a faith-based environment before continuing your education elsewhere.

What is Physical Therapy? 

Physical Therapy, or physiotherapy (often abbreviated PT), is a primary care, autonomous, client-focused health profession dedicated to improving quality of life by: 

  • promoting optimal mobility, physical activity, and overall health and wellness
  • preventing disease, injury, and disability
  • improving and maintaining optimal functional independence and physical performance, and much more.

After beginning your degree at King's, you can transfer to your choice of the following universities:

Physical Therapy at: University of Alberta

Masters of Physical Therapy

  • Two and one-half years in length including
  • 110.5 credits
  • 1,100 hours clinical placement
  • Project
  • Requires an undergraduate degree in any field of study and should include:
    • 6 credits in each English, Psychology and Human Physiology
    • 3 credits in each Statistics and Human Anatomy
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA in last 60 credits
  • A minimum of 30 hours of volunteer or paid work is required
  • Interview

NOTE: The program accepts 72 students per year.

King’s can offer the 4-year undergraduate degree for acceptance into the Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. The required courses can also be taken at King’s, but should be researched in advance to ensure transferability.

Physical Therapy at: University of British Columbia

Masters of Physical Therapy

  • Requires an undergraduate degree in any field of study and should include:
    • 6 credits in Biology
    • 3 credits in each Physics, Basic Human Anatomy, Psychology, and Statistics
    • 6 credits of Human Physiology is recommended
    • Chemistry 12 (or equivalent high school Chemistry)
  • Minimum academic standing of B+ (76%) in 300 and 400 level courses
  • 70 hours work experience
  • Limit of 40 seats a year
  • Primary consideration is given to residents of British Columbia

King’s can offer the 4-year undergraduate degree for acceptance into the Masters of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia. The required courses can also be taken at King’s, but should be researched in advance to ensure transferability.

Physical Therapy at: Other Institutions

There are 13 universities in Canada that offer Physical Therapy. The admissions requirements are similar from one university to another. We recommend students research to explore individual differences. King’s can provide the necessary courses in most cases for transfer into the Masters of Physical Therapy.

Physical Therapy

Recommended first degree at King's:

Bachelor of Science



Begin your career in Physical Therapy today.

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