The mission of the Certificate in Bridging to Canadian Physical Therapy Practice program is to facilitate the integration of internationally educated physiotherapists (IEPTs) into the Canadian health-care workplace through education, mentorship and clinical experience.
Academic course work designed purposely for IEPTs supports the development of the additional knowledge, skills and clinical reasoning required to meet Canadian entry-to-practice standards. This 12-month part-time program, offered in a blended format, consists of five courses: two academic courses, two concurrent mentorship courses and one clinical placement course.
Online work can be done from home. Students attend labs on select Weekends in Edmonton or Calgary. Mentorship sessions and placements are completed at an affiliated clinic site in the student's home community.
New Program Change for 2018-19
In order to accommodate out of province applicants we have reduced the number of in-person lab weekends from 7 to 3 in both the Fall and Winter terms (number of hours remains the same).
University of Alberta
3-48 Corbett Hall
Edmonton AB T6G 2G4