ORPAS – Programs Requirements Overview

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Last updated: October 19, 2017

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Here is an overview of the requirements for the rehabilitation sciences programs. Refer to each institution’s requirements for complete information.

Note: If you fail to submit the required documentation, your application at that school will be incomplete.

McMaster

Occupational Therapy (OT)

2018 Positions: 65

2017 Applicants: 1,092

Prerequisites: None

Minimum Academic Requirements: 4-year baccalaureate degree (120 units/credits) or equivalent; minimum GPA of 3.3/4.0 (B+ or 77% or 9/12) in the last 2 years or 60 units of university academic study

Letters of Reference: N/A

Transcripts Required: University; college

Other:

Physiotherapy (PT)

2018 Positions : 65

2017 Applicants: 1,287

Prerequisites:

  • One 1/2 credit (3 units) human anatomy course
  • One 1/2 credit (3 units) human physiology course OR 1 full credit (6 units) human anatomy and physiology course
  • One 1/2 credit (3 units) statistics course
  • One 1/2 credit (3 units) humanities course

Prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of B+ or 77% or 3.3/4.0 or 9.0/12.0 to be eligible and can occur anytime throughout your academic studies.

Minimum Academic Requirements: 4-year baccalaureate degree (120 units/credits) or equivalent; minimum GPA of 3.3/4.0 (B+ or 77% or 9/12) in the last 2 years or 60 units of University academic study

Letters of Reference: N/A

Transcripts Required: University; college

Other:

Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)

2018 Positions: 32

2017 Applicants: 433

Prerequisites: 

  • Psychology (1 full or half course in relevant discipline at second-year level)
  • General linguistics (1 full or half course)
  • Research methods or statistics (1 full or half course)
  • Biological Science (1 full or half course)

Minimum Academic Requirements: 4-year baccalaureate degree (120 units/credits) or equivalent; minimum GPA of 3.3/4.0 (B+ or 77% or 9/12) in the last 2 years or 60 units of University academic study

Letters of Reference: N/A

Transcripts Required: University; college

Other:

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Ottawa

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Queen’s

Occupational Therapy (OT)

2018 Positions: 70

2017 Applicants: 893

Prerequisites: No prerequisites for Queen’s OT program.

Minimum Academic Requirements: 4-year baccalaureate degree

Letters of Reference: 1 academic and 1 academic or professional

Transcripts Required: University; CEGEP

Other: Resumé; Statement of Intent (personal submissions); 2 Confidential Assessment forms; TOEFL, MELAB or IELTS score (if applicable)

Physical Therapy (PT)

2017 Positions: 70

2016 Applicants: 1,060

Prerequisites:

  • Introductory Psychology (minimum full‑year credit)
  • human anatomy (minimum half‑year credit)
  • human physiology (minimum half‑year credit)
  • statistics (half-year credit)

Courses must meet the comprehensive content guidelines, as outlined in the Queen’s program description.

Minimum Academic Requirements: 4-year baccalaureate degree

Letters of Reference: 1 academic and 1 other. See Queen’s program description.

Transcripts Required: University; CEGEP

Other: Personal Information Submission; Prerequisites; Prerequisite course descriptions/syllabi; TOEFL, MELAB or IELTS score (if applicable).

Note: In addition, if you apply to Queen’s University, you are required to upload to ORPAS a detailed course description, from the university calendar, for each course you propose will fulfill an academic prerequisite, if this course is not on the list of approved courses on the school website. These course descriptions can be uploaded via SAM in your ORPAS application, or mailed directly to ORPAS.

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Toronto

Occupational Therapy (OT)

2018 Positions: 89

2017 Applicants: 948

Prerequisites: None. Prior study in Statistics, Physiology/Biology (vertebrate), and Psychology may enhance students’ learning in the program.

Minimum Academic Requirements: You must have completed an appropriate bachelor’s degree with high academic standing from a recognized university, with a mid‑“B” average or better in your final year (i.e., 5 full course equivalents at the senior level).

Letters of Reference: 1 academic and 1 professional

Transcripts Required: CEGEP; university

Other: Personal submission; Confidential Assessment forms; resumé; TOEFL score (if applicable)

Physical Therapy (PT)

2018 Positions: 100

2017 Applicants: 989

Prerequisites:

  • 1 half course equivalent in Human Physiology
  • 1 half course equivalent in Human Anatomy
  • 1 full course equivalent in Life and/or Physical Sciences
  • 1 full course in Social Science and/or Humanities and/or Language
  • 1 half course in Statistics or Research Methods

All prerequisite courses must be completed within the last 7 years, or no earlier than September 2011 and no later than May 31, 2018.

A minimum grade of “B-” (or 70%) in all prerequisite courses is required, as per the grade recorded on the transcript.

Minimum Academic Requirements: You must have completed an appropriate bachelor’s degree with high academic standing from a recognized university, with a mid‑“B” average or better in your final year (i.e., 5 full course equivalents at the senior level).

Letters of Reference: 1 academic and 1 professional

Transcripts Required: CEGEP; university

Other: Computer-Administered Profile (CAP) written on‑site April 28, 2018; Prerequisites; TOEFL score (if applicable)

Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)

2018 Positions: 55

2017 Applicants: 263

Prerequisites:

  • Child development (0.5 full course equivalent)
  • Elementary statistics (0.5 full course equivalent)
  • General linguistics (0.5 full course equivalent)
  • Human physiology (1.0 full course equivalent)
  • Phonetics (0.5 full course equivalent)
  • Research methods (0.5 full course equivalent)

Minimum Academic Requirements: You must have completed an appropriate bachelor’s degree with high academic standing from a recognized university, with a mid‑“B” average or better in your final year (i.e., 5 full course equivalents at the senior level). A minimum of a “B+” in each prerequisite course is required.

Letters of Reference: 2 academic and 1 clinical

Transcripts Required: CEGEP; university, and college transcripts are required.

Other: Statement of Intent; Prerequisites; Minimum 14 hours clinical experience; TOEFL, MELAB or IELTS score (if applicable). Certified translations of transcripts (if applicable); 2 Confidential Assessment Forms, 1 Clinical Reference Form; Prerequisite preapproval receipts (if applicable).

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Western

Occupational Therapy (OT)

2018 Positions: 60

2017 Applicants: 968

Prerequisites: None

Minimum Academic Requirements: 4-year university undergraduate degree from a recognized university

Letters of Reference: None

Transcripts Required: CEGEP; university

Other: TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable); Personal submission

Physical Therapy (PT)

2018 Positions: 70

2017 Applicants: 779

Prerequisites:

  • 1 full course (or 2 half courses) in Science
  • 1 full course (or any 2 half course combinations) in Social Science or Liberal Arts
  • 1 half course in each of Human/Mammalian/Vertebrate Physiology, English or Writing, and Statistics or Research Methods

Minimum Academic Requirements: 4-year baccalaureate degree with high academic standing from a recognized university

Letters of Reference: 1 academic and 1 professional

Transcripts Required: CEGEP; university

Other: TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable); Personal submission

Audiology

2018 Positions: 28

2017 Applicants: 129

Prerequisites: 1 half course in each of the following:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Human Anatomy/Physiology
  • Social Science

Minimum Academic Requirements: 4-year undergraduate degree with a minimum “B” average (3.0 on ORPAS scale) in 10 most recent full undergraduate courses (or 20 half courses)

Letters of Reference: 2 academic and 1 clinical

Transcripts Required: CEGEP; college, university, if not in English, must be officially translated to English

Other: Statement of Intent; Prerequisites; Minimum 14 hours clinical experience; TOEFL, MELAB or IELTS score (if applicable)

Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)

2018 Positions: 50

2017 Applicants: 382

Prerequisites: 1 half course in  each of the following:

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Human Anatomy/Physiology
  • Social Science
  • Linguistics
  • Life/Biomedical Science

Minimum Academic Requirements: 4-year undergraduate degree with a minimum “B” average (3.0 on ORPAS scale) in 10 most recent full undergraduate courses (or 20 half courses)

Letters of Reference: 2 academic and 1 clinical

Transcripts Required: CEGEP; college, university, if not in English, must be officially translated to English

Other: Statement of Intent; Prerequisites; Minimum 14 hours clinical experience; TOEFL, MELAB or IELTS score (if applicable)

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