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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) March 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 (Partially Compliant) April 30, 2020
Ontario
Western University Master of Physical Therapy September 26, 2010 Accreditation (Partially Compliant) June 30, 2016
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) November 30, 2017
Université d'Ottawa Maîtrise ès sciences de la santé en physiothérapie October 15, 2015 Accreditation (Partially Compliant) October 30, 2021
Quebec
McGill University Master of Science, Applied, in Physical Therapy April 30, 2016 Accreditation (Partially Compliant) April 30, 2022
Université de Montréal Continuum baccalauréat-maîtrise professionnelle en physiothérapie February 23, 2011 Accreditation (Fully Compliant) May 31, 2017
Université de Sherbrooke Maîtrise en physiothérapie March 27, 2011 Accreditation (Fully Compliant) March 27, 2017
Université Laval Continuum baccalauréat-maîtrise en physiothérapie September 23, 2012 Accreditation (Fully Compliant) June 30, 2018
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi Maîtrise ès sciences appliquées (physiothérapie) Pre-accreditation  
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.
  • A program is in compliance with 100% of the accreditation criteria with in the Accreditation Standards.
  • There are no deficiencies.
  • There could be identified issues and weaknesses that the program must improve upon.
  • Progress towards improving issues and weaknesses must be reported in regular Progress Reports to PEAC.
  • If progress is not made, the program's accreditation status could be changed to partially compliant or probationary.
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 deficiencies for which progress towards compliance must be demonstrated in the next Progress Report
  • There could also be issues and weaknesses to improve upon and report back about in Progress Reports.
  • If progress is not made, the program's accreditation status could be changed to probationary
  • If progress is made, the program's accreditation status could be changed to fully compliant.
* 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 has deficiency 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 towards improving issues, weaknesses and/or deficiencies in its required Progress Report(s)
Accreditation - Pre-Accreditation

Programs in development can apply for pre-accreditation status. Programs at this level of accreditation have not yet completed a full accreditation review.
Accreditation - Non-Accredited

  • 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.