Physiotherapy training

The objective of the Bachelor-master’s continuum in physiotherapy is to train students for them to meet the requirements of the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ) and of the national and international organizations responsible for accreditation of physiotherapy programs. The mission of this continuum of education is to train future autonomous generalist physiotherapists qualified to work in frontline healthcare. These future physiotherapists will be able to prevent, assess, perform a physiotherapy diagnosis and treat conditions affecting the musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiovascular and respiratory systems of clients of all ages. Because their training is based on clinical reasoning, best practices, scientific knowledge and clinical evidence, our students acquire the essential competencies to become clinicians, consultants, teachers, managers or research collaborators. The program’s clinical training prioritizes the acquisition of professional competencies with diversified client populations in an interdisciplinary clinical context.

Several training programs are also offered for practising physiotherapists who wish to acquire new knowledge:

  • Professional master’s degree for physiotherapists (profile B) is designed for practising physiotherapists who wish to acquire new knowledge based on factual evidence, as well as develop new skills and competencies relating to physiotherapy.
  • The short graduate progam in perineal and pelvic rehabilitation is intended for practising physiotherapists who wish to develop essential skills necessary to assess and treat varied perineal and pelvic issues in diverse client populations.
  • The continuing education program is mainly intended for clinical preceptors as well as practising physiotherapists who wish to acquire new knowledge in the field of physiotherapy.
  • The Professional Qualification Program for physiotherapists (PQP) is designed for physiotherapy professionals trained outside of Canada. It allows candidates to obtain the additional training necessary to practise physiotherapy in the province of Quebec, where physiotherapists are autonomous generalists qualified to work in frontline healthcare and direct access settings.