Location: Forrest Building
4th Floor
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2
Telephone: (902) 494-2524
Fax: (902) 494-1941


The School of Physiotherapy offers two Masters level graduate programs, as well as a joint degree option:

The Master of Science (Physiotherapy) degree provides the professional education required to obtain a license to practice physiotherapy. The profession of Physiotherapy (or Physical Therapy) offers a varied, interesting and worthwhile career in a variety of settings. Upon graduation, physiotherapists may work in hospital based departments rotating through various areas of interest prior to becoming more deeply involved in any specific area, or, opportunities are increasingly available in rehabilitation centres, extended care units, special schools, local government agencies, industrial health units, sports clubs and private clinics.

The Master of Science (Rehabilitation Research – Physiotherapy) degree provides the skills and knowledge to design and implement research in diverse areas of rehabilitation science, and requires the completion and defense of a thesis. Graduates may hold careers in academia, government, the private sector, or self-employment.

The School of Physiotherapy offers a Combined MScPT-MScRRPT program for eligible students with an interest in entry-to-practice Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Research. This degree combination allows students the opportunity to obtain both degrees (MSc Physiotherapy and MSc Rehabilitation Research – Physiotherapy) in a period of forty months. Graduates may hold careers in clinical practice, clinical research, academia and research related inquiry through PhD studies. To be eligible for this intensive program of study, students must be admitted into both the MSc Physiotherapy and MSc Rehabilitation Research – Physiotherapy programs typically in the same application year. Please see information pertaining to these two programs for further information.