Required Application Documents

All documents, unless otherwise specified are to be submitted using the online application.  The department will only accept documentation provided as directed below. 

Applicants who applied previously to the MPT program are required to resubmit all documentation, including reference letters.

We recommend using Adobe Acrobat for all PDF forms.


1. Prerequisite Academic Information Sheet

2. Official final transcripts from all attended post-secondary institutions (except UBC)

  • Applicants are required to submit scanned copies of official transcripts issued by all post-secondary institutions attended, except UBC.  The Admissions Office recognizes that this requires opening of official transcript envelopes for scanning and submission purposes.
  • Printouts or screenshots of unofficial results or transcripts will not be accepted.
  • Applicants currently completing the last year of their undergraduate degree must submit the most recent transcript that contains all final grades for the September – December semester.

3. High-School transcripts and AP/IB credits (if applicable)

  • Applicants using high-school, AP, or IB courses to meet prerequisite requirements must submit scanned copies of official high-school, AP and IB transcripts.
  • Print-outs or screenshots of unofficial results or transcripts will not be accepted.
  • The Admissions Office cannot access high-school, AP or IB transcripts that may have previously been sent to UBC’s Enrolment Services or UBC Undergraduate Admissions. All high-school, AP or IB transcripts must be resubmitted. Information about requesting an IB transcript can be found on the IB website. Information about requesting an AP transcript can be found on the AP website on the AP Score Reporting Services page.

4. Two Academic References

  • Applicants must submit the contact information for two Academic Referees.  Academic Referees must be able to speak to an applicant’s academic ability and qualifications.
  • Once the application is submitted, an automated request will be sent to the academic referees. Referees may respond through the application system.  If an academic referee is unable to provide an electronic reference, they must complete the academic reference form and mail it directly to the Department of Physical Therapy in a sealed and signed envelope at: Admissions, Department of Physical Therapy 212 – 2177 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Y3

5. One Practical Experience Reference

  • Applicants must submit the contact information for one Practical Experience Referee via the online application system.  Practical Experience Referees must be able to provide information regarding the applicant’s minimum 70 hours of volunteer/paid work practical experience working with individuals with physical, emotional or cognitive disabilities.
  • Applicants must provide the Practical Experience Reference Form to the referee for completion. Referees must complete this form in order to provide a valid reference. The form cannot be completed by the applicant.
  • Completed Practical Reference Forms must be submitted by the referee by scanning and uploading to the application system, or by mailing directly to the Department of Physical Therapy in a sealed and signed envelope at: Admissions, Department of Physical Therapy 212 – 2177 Wesbrook Mall Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Y3

6. Written response

  • Applicants must submit a 200 word written response to a question posed by the program. Complete and upload the 2020 Written Response form.

7. Supplementary biographical information

8. Birth Certificate or Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

  • If application documents are issued under a different name, applicants must provide proof of a name change, such as a Birth or Marriage Certificate.

9. BC Care Card/BC Services Card (if applicable)

  • Applicants applying as BC Residents are required to provide a scanned copy of both the front and back of a valid  BC Care Card/BC Services Card.  Residents of the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut must provide a scanned copy of both the front and back of a valid Territorial Health Care Card.  The Admissions Office reserves the right to contact applicants for further information or documentation to clarify residency status.

10. Permanent Resident Card (if applicable)

  • Applicants applying as Permanent Residents are required submit a copy of both the front and back of Permanent Resident card.

11.Master of Physical Therapy-North Supplementary Application (if applicable)

  • Applicants applying to the Master of Physical Therapy-North will need to submit a supplementary MPT-N Application Form.

12. Transcript Translation (if applicable)

Admission to the UBC Master of Physical Therapy Program is highly competitive.  Meeting minimum requirements does not guarantee an interview or offer of admission.  Please thoroughly review the information on this website prior to contacting program staff. Questions can be emailed to mpt.admissions@ubc.ca. Please note that, due to inquiry volume, there may be a considerable delay in response to your email. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note that all communication and interactions with the Department are considered part of the admission process and are taken into account when considering applicants for admission. Admission may be denied to applicants who communicate in an unprofessional manner or who act in an inappropriate manner during the admissions process, regardless of academic or interview standing.