Graduate Certificate in Orthopaedic Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy (GCOMPT)

The GCOMPT is designed and taught by experienced and motivated physiotherapists with a passion for treating musculoskeletal conditions.

Key features of the program include:

  • Taught by renowned clinicians and instructors
  • Taught part-time 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

Date: Tuesday Sep 6 2022 – August 30 2024

Location: 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.

Registration Fees: TBC

Please submit the form below for GCOMPT Inquiries:

For admission instructions, please click here 

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.

UBC’s GCOMPT program is a new benchmark in musculoskeletal post-graduate clinical training. Renowned clinicians teach within an integrated framework to develop your expertise in musculoskeletal physiotherapy.

GCOMPT is now accepting applications for September 2022. The application deadline is May 31, 2022.

Program highlights:

  • Expert clinicians and instructors, selected for their in-depth knowledge and teaching experience
  • The integrated program covers musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanics, advanced manual therapy and exercise prescription, and pain neuroscience
  • A mix of online and in-person delivery for working clinicians
  • Can be used for credit toward a Master of Rehabilitation Sciences

Please see our website for dates, course outlines and faculty bios.

Student testimonials:

“Great up-to-date evidence-based information.”

“Fabulous way to understand differential diagnosis, great discussion and learning platform.”

“I really appreciated learning the anatomy and physiology to this depth.”

“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!”

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

“Excellent practical sessions. Excellent guest lecturers.”

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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