Student Evaluation and Promotion

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Student Evaluation and Promotion in Physical and Occupational Therapy

Degree Requirements for the B.Sc.(Rehabilitation Science); Major in Occupational Therapy, and the B.Sc.(Rehabilitation Science); Major in Physical Therapy

Degree Requirements for the B.Sc.(Rehabilitation Science); Major in Occupational Therapy, and the B.Sc.(Rehabilitation Science); Major in Physical Therapy

Students in Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy must complete a total of 90 course credits, successfully complete all the courses in the curriculum, be in Satisfactory standing, and have a CGPA of at least 2.3.

in the Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy curriculum to obtain the degree of B.Sc.(Rehabilitation Science); Major in Occupational Therapy or the degree of B.Sc.(Rehabilitation Science); Major in Physical Therapy.

Due to the sequential nature of the programs, the Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy programs are full-time programs of study. Further information on the curriculum is available at OT Curriculum or PT Curriculum.

The Evaluation System is multi-faceted and under constant review by the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. The School reserves the right to change rules and regulations at any time, although in general such changes will not come into effect in the middle of an academic year or promotion period. For complete School regulations, refer to the Important Information for Students and Rules and Regulations documents at Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.

For the purposes of evaluation, the three-year curriculum is broken down into the following promotion periods:

  • Promotion Period 1 – U1: beginning of September to end of August
  • Promotion Period 2 – U2: beginning of September to end of August
  • Promotion Period 3 – U3: beginning of September to end of April

M.Sc.A.(O.T.) & M.Sc.A.(P.T.) Requirements

M.Sc.A.(O.T.) & M.Sc.A.(P.T.) Requirements

Entry to professional practice requires the completion of a Master of Science, Applied, degree in Occupational Therapy (M.Sc.A.(O.T.)) or in Physical Therapy (M.Sc.A.(P.T.)). Therefore, students who graduate from the B.Sc.(Rehabilitation Science); Major in Occupational Therapy or the B.Sc.(Rehabilitation Science); Major in Physical Therapy degree must continue to the M.Sc.A.(O.T.) or to the M.Sc.A.(P.T.) to obtain entry to professional practice. These students are required to attain a minimum CGPA of 3.0 to proceed to the professional master’s programs.

Students from McGill or elsewhere who do not hold the undergraduate degree of Bachelor of Science (Rehabilitation Science); Major in Occupational Therapy or Bachelor of Science (Rehabilitation Science); Major in Physical Therapy must apply to the master's program via a Qualifying year. Students should be aware that a minimum CGPA of 3.0 is required for admission to the Occupational Therapy and a minimum CGPA of 3.2 for admission to the Physical Therapy program.

For further details, please refer to the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy's Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies section. For admissions information, refer to www.mcgill.ca/spot/admissions.

Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated May. 16, 2016) (disclaimer)
School of Physical and Occupational Therapy—2016-2017 (last updated May. 16, 2016) (disclaimer)