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Programs with Accreditation Status

The required steps towards accreditation are outlined in the Program Accreditation Handbook. Accredited education programs have completed a full accreditation review, and have been awarded a level of accreditation status (fully described here) for a period of six years. Entry-level physiotherapy education programs affiliated with PEAC are offered by:

Institution Program Name Date of Accreditation Award Current Level of Accreditation Award Date of Accreditation Award Expiry
British Columbia
University of British Columbia Master of Physical Therapy April 14, 2013 Accreditation (Fully Compliant) April 14, 2019
Alberta
University of Alberta Master of Science in Physical Therapy Sept 23, 2012 Accreditation (Fully Compliant) October 31, 2018
Saskatchewan
University of Saskatchewan Master of Physical Therapy April 30, 2015 Accreditation (Fully Compliant) April 30, 2021
Manitoba
University of Manitoba Master of Physical Therapy April 30, 2014 Accreditation (Fully Compliant) April 30, 2020
Ontario
Western University Master of Physical Therapy September 24, 2016 Accreditation (Fully Compliant) October 31, 2022
McMaster University Master of Science (Physiotherapy) April 30, 2015 Accreditation (Fully Compliant) April 30, 2021
University of Toronto Master of Science in Physiotherapy April 30, 2016 Accreditation (Fully Compliant) April 30, 2022
Queen's University Master of Science in Physical Therapy September 23, 2012 Accreditation (Fully Compliant) October 31, 2018
Université d'Ottawa Maîtrise ès sciences de la santé en physiothérapie September 24, 2016 Accreditation (Probationary)  
Quebec
McGill University Master of Science, Applied, in Physical Therapy April 30, 2016 Accreditation (Fully Compliant) April 30, 2022
Université de Montréal Continuum baccalauréat-maîtrise en physiothérapie May 15, 2017 Accreditation (Fully Compliant) May 15, 2023
Université de Sherbrooke Maîtrise en physiothérapie May 15, 2017 Accreditation (Partially Compliant) May 15, 2023
Université Laval Continuum baccalauréat-maîtrise en physiothérapie September 23, 2012 Accreditation (Fully Compliant) October 31, 2018
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Maîtrise ès sciences appliquées (physiothérapie) September 24, 2016 Accreditation (Partially Compliant) October 31, 2022
Nova Scotia
Dalhousie University Master of Science (Physiotherapy) April 14, 2014 Accreditation (Fully Compliant) April 30, 2020



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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.