Division of Medical Sciences

The Division of Medical Sciences is an academic administrative unit that consists of the UBC MD Undergraduate Program (Northern Medical Program), the distributed UBC Health Professions Degree Programs, and the UBC/UNBC joint Health Professions Degree Programs. The Division of Medical Sciences promotes scholarship and innovation in research and medical education to address societal health needs, specifically in northern and rural communities. It is affiliated with the Faculty of Human and Health Sciences for the purposes of professional academic association and collaboration.

UBC Master of Physical Therapy-North (MPT-N)

The UBC Master of Physical Therapy Program (MPT) is the only fully distributed, entry-to-practice Physical Therapy program in British Columbia. The MPT Program offers students the opportunity to study at one of two locations: UBC’s Point Grey campus or at UNBC’s Prince George campus.
The MPT-N allows students to complete their academic and clinical learning with a focus on rural and remote communities.
The MPT-N is delivered in partnership with UNBC. This fully distributed model of learning uses technology that allows instructors and students to interact in real-time at multiple locations. Clinical skills assistants are present in labs at both campuses to facilitate learning and clinical skills development.

Clinical Learning

Students experience a wide variety of clinical settings in both public and private sectors with potential to participate in innovative projects and novel clinical experiences. Clinical learning for students takes place anywhere within the province; however, there is a focus on clinical sites within the Northern Health Authority, or at sites across the province that are designated as rural. Rural sites are typically small towns at considerable distance from urban centres. One important goal of the MPT-N is to graduate Physical Therapists who are committed to enhancing rehabilitation services in northern and rural areas. The actual location of clinical learning sites will vary each year.

Affiliate Status and Access to UNBC Student Services

UNBC offers an array of student services designed to foster student success. While academic registrations for all MPT-N students are at UBC, MPT-N students are registered as “affiliate students” at UNBC, enabling them to take advantage of all that UNBC has to offer. Please consult the MPT-N office for a complete and current list.

Academic and Non-Academic Policies, Procedures and Regulations

MPT-N students are subject to the UBC Faculty of Medicine and Department of Physical Therapy’s policies, procedures and regulations. For more information, please visit entrada.med.ubc.ca/community/policiesandforms

While studying at the UNBC campus, MPT-N students are also subject to UNBC’s non-academic related policies and procedures. For more information, please visit www.unbc.ca/policy.

How to Apply

Admission to the MPT-N is done through the UBC Graduate School Online Admission and Application System. For more information, please visit: www.grad.ubc.ca/prospective-students/application-admission/apply-online.