Health Sciences Calendar
2005 - 2006

6.2.3 Requirements for Admission

The nature of the professional programs in both occupational therapy and physical therapy is under review. Changes to the professional degrees offered by the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy have been approved by the University and, if approved by the Ministry of Education, may result in program changes as early as September 2006.

Subject to Ministerial approval of the new programs, beginning in September 2006 students would be admitted to a 90-credit pre-professional bachelor's degree in Physical Therapy or in Occupational Therapy. The undergraduate degrees are designed to lead to a Master of Science (Applied) in the same discipline, i.e., Master of Science (Applied) in Physical Therapy or Master of Science (Applied) in Occupational Therapy.

Entry requirements for CEGEP students would remain unchanged. All entrance requirements for 2006-2007 will be available on the Web at in the Fall. Information will also be available from the Admissions, Recruitment and Registrar's Office, James Administration Building, 845 Sherbrooke Street W., Montreal, QC H3A 2T5. Telephone: (514) 398-3910. E-mail: admissions@, as well as from the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy.

Students who are required to withdraw from either the occupational therapy or physical therapy programs will not be permitted to re-enter either program. Admission Requirements for Current Programs

must complete at least 50 hours of volunteer or paid work in a health care facility or other appropriate rehabilitation environment. A letter (or letters) of reference to attest to the service must be submitted prior to August 1 of the entering year. Applicants are advised to be in direct contact with a physical or occupational therapist, and it is preferential to be involved with a physical therapy or occupational therapy department during their volunteer or paid experience.
Quebec applicants

who have obtained a CEGEP Diploma of Collegial Studies are expected to have taken the following prerequisite courses: Biology - 00UK, 00XU; Chemistry - 00UL, 00UM, 00XV; Mathematics - 00UN, 00UP; Physics - 00UR, 00US, 00UT.

Applicants who have completed a minimum of one year of college/university studies (or equivalent)
are expected to have taken the following university/college-level courses: two terms of biology with labs; two terms of general chemistry with labs; one term of organic chemistry with lab; two terms of physics (mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves and optics) with labs; one term of differential calculus; and one term of integral calculus.
Applicants from the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries
must have completed two A-Level subjects with final grades of B or better, and two A-Level subject with a final grade of C or better. A-Level subjects must include Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.
Applicants with a French Baccalaureate
must have completed Series S, with a minimum overall average 12/20 and a minimum of 10/20 in each mathematics, biological and physical sciences course. Applicants may be required to complete additional courses in organic chemistry prior to admission.
Applicants with an International Baccalaureate
must have completed biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics at Higher Level.
McGill Inter-faculty Transfer
McGill students who have completed fewer then 24 credits or who will have completed an undergraduate degree by August 1 of the entering year should address their application directly to the Admissions, Recruitment and Registrar's Office, James Administration Building.
McGill students applying for an inter-faculty transfer to an undergraduate program offered by the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy must have completed a minimum of two terms of study (24 credits) at McGill, taken all the prerequisite courses: two terms of biology; two terms of general chemistry; one term of organic chemistry; two terms of physics (including mechanics, electricity and magnetism, waves, optics at the university level) or three terms of physics at the CEGEP level; and two terms of calculus (differential and integral); and have satisfied the paid/volunteer experience described above by June 1 of the entering year.
High school graduates from outside Quebec who have been accepted into a 120-credit Science program who wish to transfer into Physical or Occupational Therapy must have taken the McGill courses listed below to be eligible to apply to transfer into Physical or Occupational Therapy.
McGill Science Prerequisite Courses - McGill Inter-faculty Transfer

Fall Term
BIOL 111
Principles: Organismal Biology with lab
CHEM 110
General Chemistry 1 with lab
MATH 139
or MATH 140
PHYS 101
Introductory Physics - Mechanics with lab
or PHYS 131
Mechanics and Waves with lab
Winter Term
BIOL 112
Cell and Molecular Biology with lab
CHEM 120
General Chemistry 2 with lab
CHEM 212*
Introductory Organic Chemistry 1 with lab
MATH 141
Calculus 2
PHYS 102
Introductory Physics - Electromagnetism with lab
or PHYS 142
Electromagnetism and Optics with lab
* Alternatively, this course can be taken intensively in the summer term in the month of May, the recommended option. It can only be taken in the Winter term by students who have a Fall term overall average of B+.

Students applying for an inter-faculty transfer into the Bachelor of Science programs offered at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy should apply directly to the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy. Application forms are available from the School at the beginning of February of the year applying. The completed application form must be received by the School no later than June 1 of the entering year.

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