Current Students

We, in the Department of Physical Therapy, look forward to spending the next few years with you. We have a terrific team that is happy to assist you to meet the challenges ahead.

We encourage you to get involved with the Department and the Physical Therapy community and to seek out the support offered by UBC and the Department in order to make your university experience all the more enjoyable.

For information on MPT Program Dates and MPT Curriculum Map please click here.

The current MPT handbook can be found at MPT Student Handbook 2021-2022.


In order to be successful in the MPT program and to access required online learning activities, you will need a modern laptop computer. Tablet computers are not recommended for the program as many eLearning modules may not run or be accessible on Tablets.

You will also need to use one of the supported browsers for the learning management system, Canvas, and have up-to-date versions of Flash and JAVA installed. More details can be found in: A Student’s Guide to Canvas.


It is highly recommended that you ensure your laptop is “MPT ready” prior to starting the program! This will save you valuable time once courses have begun.

Statement Regarding Online Learning for International Students

The COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges with respect to online and remote learning, particularly for international students who will not be residing in Canada this fall. There exists potential restriction and/or censorship of online course content by the governments of some foreign countries where international students reside. The Provost’s office has developed the following statement pertaining to the potential restrictions to international students’ online learning experiences as a result of remote learning.

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