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Robert Gordon University Physiotherapy School Postgraduate Entry



Robert Gordon’s MSc Physiotherapy is an accelerated program which builds on prior learning and experience to provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to practice physiotherapy and make a difference to patients’ lives. It is a two-year course with an exciting and varied mix of academic and clinical learning.

The program is a rewarding learning experience, which will prepare you for work in demanding clinical settings where you will be working as part of a diverse team of people to promote health and well-being. The course will enable you to effectively assess and treat patients, continually analyze and evaluate your practice and meet the demands of the rapidly changing health sector

Course Structure

RGU’s academic modules will allow students to develop strong core assessment and treatments skills as well as a deeper knowledge of key areas such as exercise prescription and health promotion practice. Integrating the core practice areas of cardiovascular respiratory, neurology and musculoskeletal encourages students to think holistically about your patients. Clinical practice elements are interspersed between academic modules enabling you to put your learning into practice and consolidating and further developing your knowledge and skills.

Staff members use a variety of active learning methods. This means that students are rarely simply sitting listening in lectures.  In class you will be engaging with theory to discuss how it relates in practice, developing clinical reasoning skills through working on case studies or in practical classes. Simulated learning opportunities, where you work with volunteer patients, provide a stepped approach to you moving into the real clinical environment. Tutorial and workshop classes are small, typically around 27 students, for practical classes this reduces to 14.


  • Seminars – 27 students per group, 100 hours, 4 per week
  • Tutorial – 27 students per group, 95 hours, 4 per week
  • Practical class or workshop – 14 students per group, 155 hours, 6 per week
  • Independent Study – 570 hours, 22 per week
  • Placement / Work Based Learning – 1 student per group, 384 hours, 32 hours per week over 12 weeks

Clinical Work Experience

Robert Gordon University Physiotherapy students undertake six placements which are spread over the duration of the course. The first three placements are 6 weeks in length, the remaining three are 5 weeks duration. The final placement is an elective which is arranged by students themselves; this can be undertaken in any country if the required conditions are met.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Canadian students wishing to apply to the Robert Gordon’s School of Physiotherapy should have:

  • A relevant science bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Completion of units in human anatomy and physiology required
  • Experience of the research process is also an essential requirement
  • An in person interview is required, these are done in Toronto twice a year

Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition

On completion of Robert Gordon University’s Master of Physiotherapy program, you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health Professions Council and membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy in the UK.

Students wishing to license as a physiotherapist in Canada should contact the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators for procedures and accreditation procedures. The CAPR is the national federation of provincial/territorial regulators in Canada.

KOM Consultants understands the process and requirements needed to enter the Physiotherapy profession in Canada.  Contact KOM Consultants for more information.

All students applying directly through KOM Consultants will be supported with the latest information on the accreditation process.

Award Title:Master of Science, Physiotherapy (Pre-registration)
Length of Program:2 years full time
Next Intake:January 2020
Application Deadline:July 12th 2019
Selection Interview:In Person, in Toronto, happen twice a year (usually in April and August)
Number of Seats Available:30 places
Annual Tuition:Contact KOM Consultants for latest tuition fees 1-877-318-8203.
Faculty:Health Sciences
Country:Scotland, UK