Photo: Dulcie/flickr
Photo: Dulcie/flickr

The Master of Science (Applied) in Physical Therapy program recently received its final accreditation decision from Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC). The program has received accreditation for six years, which is the full duration of the accreditation cycle. A progress report will be submitted within the next two years, to address a few areas identified as requiring improvement.

The final report was overwhelmingly positive, highlighting the program’s numerous strengths:

  • A Director with a record of academic innovation and excellence;
  • Faculty committed to excellence in teaching and research;
  • Staff who effectively support faculty and students;
  • A curriculum that incorporates a variety of teaching and evaluation methods, and that includes three interprofessional courses;
  • Renovated space for practical teaching, including updated audio-visual technology;
  • Access to Active Learning Classrooms in the McIntyre Medical Building, which promote student participation in learning;
  • An engaged clinical community and an excellent level of outreach and support provided by McGill’s clinical education coordinators;
  • An excellent relationship with the Director of the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy, allowing the program to secure funding for hiring new faculty, building renovations and equipment purchases;
  • A well-formatted and organized Self-Study Report.

“I want to thank all faculty and staff for their participation in the accreditation process, but more importantly, for the outstanding work they do every day,” said Dr. Judith Soicher, Director of the Physical Therapy Program at the Faculty of Medicine’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. “This accreditation outcome is the result of our collective commitment to a high-quality program, combined with a collaborative and supportive environment within the School and Faculty!”

Congratulations to everyone involved in the Physical Therapy Program!

June 9, 2016