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Registered Physiotherapists in Newfoundland and Labrador must have graduated from an accredited university Master's program. Entry level to the MSc. Physiotherapy program takes place in one of 13 Universities in Canada. Dalhousie University is the only such school in Atlantic Canada. Each of their curriculums includes the required 1000 hours of fieldwork in the clinical setting, which begins with entrance into the academic program and continues throughout the curriculum.
Successful completion of the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) and licensing by the Provincial Board is required.The licensing body works with the provincial Ministry of Health to certify that all Physiotherapists working in that province are registered and have met the provincial standards.
Entry to this field of study is competitive and there is a limited number accepted annually. The MSc. Physiotherapy, entry to practice degree, is an intensive program completed over 25 months. To apply, students must have a four-year undergraduate degree with a minimum grade point average of 3.0, as well as a minimum of forty (40) confirmed hours of non-paid community volunteering experience in the previous two years.
For further information, contact the Registrar's Office at Memorial University or visit their website at:
www.med.mun.ca/OTPT/; the Atlantic Provinces Physiotherapy Association site at http://www.physiotherapynb.ca; or Dalhousie Admissions at http://physiotherapy.dal.ca/Prospective%20Students/Admission_Guidelines.php