MPT Program Accreditation Status

The Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) Program at the University of British Columbia has completed the accreditation review process administered by Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC). PEAC is an incorporated body under the Canada Not-for-profit Corporations Act and operates as the accrediting agency for physiotherapy education programs in Canada. The status of Accreditation: Fully Compliant was granted to the program on April 14, 2013 for the period until May 15, 2019. A description of Accreditation Status, Fully Compliant follows:

  • A program is in compliance with 100% of the accreditation criteria within the Accreditation Standards.
  • There are no deficiencies.
  • There could be identified issues and weaknesses that the program must improve upon.
  • Progress towards improving issues and weaknesses must be reported in regular Progress Reports to PEAC.
  • If progress is not made, the program’s accreditation status could be changed to partially compliant or probationary.

More details regarding the definitions of the levels of accreditation are available at http://www.peac-aepc.ca/english/accreditation/levels-of-accreditation.php

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LEVELS of ACCREDITATION – an Explanation
When making an accreditation award decision, PEAC considers the program’s compliance with each criterion described in the Accreditation Standards (for example, Standard 1 in the 2012 Accreditation Standards includes six criteria [1.1 – 1.6]). The program’s level of accreditation is determined by the percentage of criteria in compliance within each standard.
Level of compliance with each criterion is described as follows:
Programs whose review took place between Sept 1, 2013 and Sept 1, 2015 (Policy ACC-01A)
Compliant
  • with no concerns    OR
  • with an identified issue    OR
  • with an identified weakness

Non-Compliant

(has an identified deficiency)

Programs whose review took place between Sept 1, 2015 and Sept 1, 2017 (Policy ACC-01B)
Compliant
  • with no concerns/comment only    OR
  • with recommendations for continued improvement    OR
  • needs improvement

Non-Compliant

(identified as “Requirement Not Met”)

Programs whose review took place after Sept 1, 2017 (Policy ACC-01C)
Compliant
  • Fully Met    OR
  • Partially Met

Non-Compliant

Not Met

Accreditation award decisions for an education program will be one of the following, based on number/percentage of criteria which are Non-Compliant (described above):
Accredited
  • Fully compliant    OR
  • Partially compliant    OR
  • Probationary
Non-Accredited
CORE criteria are critical. The 2012 Accreditation Standards include four CORE criteria (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.6). If an established program demonstrates non-compliance (Deficiency/Requirement Not Met/Not Met) in one of the four CORE criteria, it will automatically be awarded probationary accreditation status.
Accreditation – Fully Compliant
  • A program is in compliance with 100% of the accreditation criteria within the Accreditation Standards.
  • There are no criteria in non-compliance.
  • There could be identified concerns that the program must improve upon and report back about in Progress Reports.
  • If progress is not made, the program’s accreditation status could be changed to partially compliant or probationary at any time in the six year accreditation cycle.
Accreditation – Partially Compliant
  • A program is in compliance with 80-100% of the accreditation criteria in at least four standards and 50-79% of the criteria in no more than two standards.
  • This means there are some criteria in non-compliance which the program must address in the next Progress Report.
  • There could also be identified concerns that the program must improve upon and report back about in Progress Reports.
  • If progress is not made, the program’s accreditation status could be changed to probationary at any time in the six year accreditation cycle.
  • If progress is made, the program’s accreditation status could be changed to fully compliant at any time in the six year accreditation cycle.

* note that any newly developed program will be awarded this level of accreditation until a progress report is submitted after the graduation of two cohorts of students.

Accreditation – Probationary
  • A program is non-compliant in a CORE criterion    OR
  • A program is in compliance with less than 50% of the accreditation criteria in one standard    OR
  • A program is in compliance with less than 80% of the accreditation criteria in more than two standards    OR
  • A program fails to demonstrate progress in addressing the identified concerns in its required Progress Report(s)
Non-Accreditation
  • A program does not meet the requirements for accreditation    OR
  • A program with probationary, partial, or full accreditation has failed to demonstrate significant progress within the specified period in Progress Reports.
STUDENTS – IMPORTANT TO NOTE
  • If a program loses its accreditation status, its students may not be considered graduates of an accredited physiotherapy education program.
  • Students must be considered graduates from an accredited physiotherapy education program in Canada in order to be eligible to write the Physiotherapy Competency Exam and be licensed to practice physiotherapy in Canada.
  • The program’s accreditation status is important to graduating students with regards to becoming licensed to practice physiotherapy in Canada. It is recommended that students contact the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (alliancept.org) for information regarding the process to become licensed as a physiotherapist in Canada following graduation.