Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy (GCOMPT)

The GCOMPT program is undergoing changes and we are not currently accepting applications.


The GCOMPT is designed and taught by experienced and motivated physiotherapists passionate about treating musculoskeletal conditions.

The UBC Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapy (GCOMPT) is a specialized program for physical therapists who aim to advance their evidence-based knowledge and skills in orthopaedic musculoskeletal physical therapy. The certificate is intended to be completed over a 2-year period of part-time study.

By the end of this program, students will be able to provide advanced orthopaedic manipulative physiotherapy assessment and treatment that will enhance their provision of effective, evidence-based treatment of musculoskeletal conditions.

Program Features

  • Taught by renowned clinicians and instructors selected for their in-depth knowledge and teaching experience
  • Taught part-time and a mix of online and in-person delivery to allow you to continue working
  • In-class sessions feature a maximum of 12 learners per instructor
  • Flexible mentorship with an approved FCAMPT therapist of your choice
  • The integrated program covers musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics, exercise prescription, and pain neuroscience 


A mixture of online and in-person. The in-person sessions will be held at the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. 


The curriculum is:

– innovative integration of evidence, clinical reasoning, and advanced clinical skills

– affiliated with CAMPT (the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Therapists)

– applicable for credit toward a Master’s degree


“Great up-to-date evidence-based information. A fabulous way to understand differential diagnosis, great discussion and learning platform.”

“The small class size meant we all got to know each other quite well and could feel comfortable discussing ideas; the ratio of student to instructor was superb – could always be assured that your questions were answered and that you had enough supervision of each technique.”

“The summaries I have made of each section will be something I go back and re-read as there was so much good stuff in each module!”

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