Aboriginal Ancestry Admissions

The Department of Physical Therapy and the Master of Physical Therapy program have a dedicated policy regarding applicants that self-identify as Aboriginal:

  • Four seats of the Master of Physical Therapy entering class of 80 students are held in reserve for qualified applicants of Aboriginal descent.

In order to be eligible for one of the four reserved seats, applicants must:

  • Meet all of the admissions requirements.
  • Be a Canadian citizen who self-identifies as Aboriginal (First Nations, Metis or Inuit).
  • Provide proof of ancestry at the time of application.

Acceptable proof of ancestry includes:

  • A photocopy of an Indian Status Card or Tribal Enrolment Card, Métis Membership/Citizenship Card, Inuit or Inuvialuit Tribal Corporation Number or Inuit Registry
  • A letter from an official representative of the applicant’s First Nations band, treaty, tribal, or traditional council, Inuit land/territory organization, Métis settlement or community organization, or a recognized Aboriginal organization
  • Another form of identification that is deemed acceptable with consultation from the Centre for Excellence in Indigenous Health at UBC.

Applicants who do not have acceptable proof of ancestry as listed above must contact the Department of Physical Therapy by no later than November 1st by emailing mpt.studentadvisor@ubc.ca.