ORPAS – Programs Requirements Overview

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Last updated: January 25, 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)

2017 Positions: 65

2016 Applicants: 951

Prerequisites: None

Minimum Academic Requirements: 4-year baccalaureate degree (120 units/credits) or equivalent; minimum GPA of 75% based on last 60 units

Letters of Reference: N/A

Transcripts Required: University; college

Other: TOEFL score (if applicable); if applying to both programs (OT & PT), see McMaster’s TOEFL instructions

Physiotherapy (PT)

2017 Positions : 65

2016 Applicants: 1,165

Prerequisites:

  • 1 full or half credit in 1 biological or life science course with a grade of “B” or higher
  • 1 full or half credit in 1 social science or humanities course with a grade of “B” or higher (all at university levels)

Minimum Academic Requirements: 4-year baccalaureate degree (120 units/credits) or equivalent; minimum GPA of 75% based on last 60 units

Letters of Reference: N/A

Transcripts Required: University; college

Other: TOEFL score (if applicable); prerequisites; if applying to both programs (OT & PT), see McMaster’s  TOEFL instructions

Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)

2017 Positions: 28

2016 Applicants: Not applicable. 2017 is the first year of McMaster’s SLP program

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)
  • Science (1 full or half course)

Minimum Academic Requirements: 4-year undergraduate degree with a minimum “B” average in final 2 years and a minimum of a “B” in each prerequisite course

Letters of Reference: N/A

Transcripts Required: University; college

Other: TOEFL score (if applicable); prerequisites

Find more information about OT, PT and SLP at McMaster University.

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Ottawa

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Queen’s

Occupational Therapy (OT)

2017 Positions: 70

2016 Applicants: 870

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)

Find more information about OT and PT at Queen’s University.

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Toronto

Occupational Therapy (OT)

2017 Positions: 89

2016 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)

2017 Positions: 91

2016 Applicants: 1,097

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 2010 and no later than May 31, 2017.

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 29, 2017; Prerequisites; TOEFL score (if applicable)

Speech-Language Pathology (SLP)

2017 Positions: 50

2016 Applicants: 333

Prerequisites:

  • Child development (1 half course)
  • Elementary statistics (1 half course)
  • General linguistics (1 half course)
  • Human physiology (1 full course)
  • Phonetics (1 half course)
  • Research methods (1 half course)

Minimum Academic Requirements: 4-year undergraduate degree with a minimum mid‑“B” average in final year and a minimum of a “B+” in each prerequisite course

Letters of Reference: 2 academic and 1 clinical

Transcripts Required: CEGEP; university

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

Find more information about OT, PT and SLP at Toronto.

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Western

Occupational Therapy (OT)

2017 Positions: 59

2016 Applicants: 874

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)

2017 Positions: 57

2016 Applicants: 743

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

2017 Positions: 21

2016 Applicants: 154

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)

2017 Positions: 37

2016 Applicants: 407

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)

Find more information about OT, PT, AUD and SLP at Western University.

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