Physical Therapy

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Bridging to Canadian Physical Therapy Practice

We are now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 program. Please click on the button to the right to apply. 

Applicants who successfully make through to an Admission Assessment will be expected to attend the day-long event in-person in order to remain eligible for the program. The first Admission Assessment is tentatively scheduled for February 20, 2019, in Edmonton.


Bridging Certificate Mission:

To facilitate the integration of internationally educated physiotherapists into the Canadian healthcare workplace through education, mentorship and clinical experience.

This 12-month program, offered in a blended format, consists of five courses: two academic courses, two concurrent mentorship courses, and one clinical placement course. The Bridging Certificate Program operates in a cohort model with one-intake per year, and all students are required to complete all five courses.

Academic course work designed purposely for Internationally Educated Physiotherapists (IEPTs) supports the development of the additional knowledge, skills and clinical reasoning required to meet Canadian entry-to-practice standards.  Cultural and workplace orientation is provided through mentorship and clinical placement to help integration into the workplace.

Who Should Apply?

The Bridging Certificate program is designed for physical therapists educated outside of Canada whose physical therapy education and qualifications have previously been assessed by the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (The Alliance).

Applicants can apply to the program if they are: 

  • Credentialed by the Alliance
  • Eligible for the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) but want to enhance preparation
  • Not successful in one or more Physiotherapy Competency Examination attempts

Application to The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators for a Credential Assessment is the starting point in Canada.