Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation (Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy): 2019 Entry


The School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) offers two 90-credit degrees which provides access to the 58-credit Master of Science (Applied) - one for Occupational Therapy and one for Physiotherapy. These pro­grams provide the student with a basic health sciences foundation and undergraduate level courses specific to the practice of Occupational Therapy or of Physical Therapy. The  programs' curricula emphasize clini­cal reasoning, evidence-based practice, community rehabilitation, teamwork and professionalism as essential compo­nents for the development of a humanistic, ethical, knowledgea­ble, competent critical thinking and problem-solving occupational therapist or physical therapist. Applications for these programs are only accepted for fall admissions.

Upon successful completion of the undergraduate program, students are eligible to apply to the Master of Sciences (Applied) in Occupational Therapy or in Physical Therapy. A place in the Applied Master's program is reserved for each undergraduate year three student. This 1.5 year Master's program provides eligibility to apply for license to practice.

Admissions Process:

Admission to the undergraduate program in occupational therapy or in physical therapy is based on academic assessment and a CASPer score. Academic requirements are dependent on several things, such as your level of education and where you received your education. Please consult the Undergraduate Requirements page for information on prerequisites, academic standards, and other admission factors.

Undergraduate Admissions are handled centrally by Undergraduate Admissions. For non-program related questions such as: supporting documents, how to apply, specific requirements, forms and deadline dates please direct your questions to them.

If you are a a student from a CEGEP program, a mature student (over 23 years of age), an applicant from out of province, out of country, or current university student wishing to transfer programs, you may apply to the undergraduate program. 

If you are an applicant with a completed university degree have two options: the undergraduate program or the Qualifying Year entry point.



Applicants to the Undergraduate Programs, including inter-faculty transfers, are required to submit recent CASPer Test scores (Canadian Professional Health Sciences). CASPer test dates can be found on the test provider's web site.  Answers to some frequently asked questions are provided below and in PDF icon The CASper Guide.



What is Casper?

CASPer is an individual online test that assesses for non-academic competencies and interpersonal characteristics that are important for successful students and graduates of our programs; it complements the other elements in our applicant selection process. The competencies and characteristics include:

• professionalism 
• communication
• collaboration
• ethics
• empathy 

The CASPer test is comprised of 12 video or text-based scenarios. Following each scenario, you will be required to answer a set of 3 probing questions within a total of 5 minutes; each response is graded by a different rater.

How do I register for CASPer?

Applicants must manually register on takecasper.com, have their identification validated, and reserve a test time that matches their choice of program(s) and application cycle.   Please see PDF icon The CASper Guide for more information.

When are the CASPer Testing Dates?

Please note that all 2018 admission cycle testing dates have now past.  Applicants who have not yet completed a CASPer test in this admission cycle are not eligible to apply to the Undergraduate of Rehabilitation Sciences or to apply for a interfaculty transfer this year.  Should you wish to apply for the next (2019) Bachelor of Rehabilitation Science or an interfaculty transfer (2019), you may register for a CASPer test when the test dates are announced.  Please check back to this site in the autumn of 2018 for new CASPer dates.

Can I have access to my test results?

No.  Unfortunately, the results of CASPer are never disclosed to the person being tested.

What are the technical requirements?

In order to take CASPer, you are responsible for securing access to a computer with audio capabilities, a webcam, and a reliable internet connection on your selected test date. CASPer can be taken practically anywhere that you can satisfy the aforementioned requirements. 
After signing up for the test, you will be able to check your system requirements on the CASPer website before your test date.​

How can I prepare for CASPer?

Because it is a test of your personal characteristics and non-academic competencies, no studying is required for CASPer. You are encouraged to familiarize yourself with the test structure and technical requirements by exploring the sample CASPer content at https://takecasper.com/ and ensure you have a quiet environment to take the test. 

Applicants should have:
a) motivation to become a health professional
b) knowledge of the field
c) good communication skills
d) good interpersonal relationship skills
e) initiative
f) an interest in community involvement
g) creativity and originality
h) intellectual and cultural interests
i) capacity for self-development
j) interest in life-long learning 

Can I take CASPer in English or French?

Applicants to a SPOT program requiring CASPer can take the assessment in either English or French.
The language does not need to be the same as the one you used to submit your application, or the one you prefer for interviews.
Note that other universities or programs may require you to take CASPer in a specific language; consult the relevant institutions directly for more information before selecting your test language

Can I have access to my CASPer test results?

No.  Unfortunately, the results of CASPer are never disclosed to the person being tested.

What is the fee for CASPer?

See Dates and Fees for details.

Are accommodations available for applicants with disabilities?

Yes.  Follow the procedure to submit a formal request to accommodate applicants with disabilities at support [at] takecasper.com. Requests and documentation must be provided at least 3 weeks in advance of the testing date. 

Technical problems or other questions regarding CASPer?

Use the support button on takecasper.com  or email support [at] takecasper.com