Indigenous ServicesStudent Experience

Master's of Physical Therapy

The School of Physical Therapy is dedicated to enhancing functional mobility for the attainment of health and wellness of First Nation, Inuit, and Metis People in Canada. To encourage more Indigenous* individuals to consider a career in physical therapy, we have created a pathway to increase enrollment into the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT) Program.

Applicants who self-identify as Indigenous persons may be considered for designated seats if they have a GPA of 3.4 over their last 10 full time credits (or 20 half credits), have earned a grade of at least 70% in each of the required pre-requisite courses, are ranked above average on the CASPer situational judgement test, and are ranked highly by reviewers (who are evaluating the content of reference letters, the applicant statement, paid and unpaid physical therapy related and community experience, and accomplishments).

 To ensure that the designated seats within the MPT program are available to Indigenous Applicants, Western Requires the following: 

1) Consent from Applicants to be considered under the Indigenous Applicant admission policy and to the collection of personal information by filling out our consent form

2) Proof of Aboriginal* Ancestry. This can be submitted through a scanned copy (front and back) of an applicants Aboriginal Indian Status, Métis citizenship or membership cards or Inuit Trust. Documentation can be sent to Indigenous Services by fax, email or mail at: 

Indigenous Services, Student Experience
Western University
Western Student Services (WSS) building Room 2100
London, Ontario N6A 3K7
Fax: 1-519- 850-2578 (confidential fax)

For any concerns or questions regarding proof of Ancestry please contact

Zeeta Lazore Cayuga 

Indigenous Liaision Admissions Coordinator 

519 661 2111 ext. 88567 |

For more information visit about the Master of Physical Therapy Program :

Physical Therapy Programs at Western
Master's of Physical Therapy Program


*Indigenous to Canada or Aboriginal as defined based on the Canadian Constitution Act 1982 as First Nations, Metis, and Inuit people.