UBC Department of Physical Therapy Northern and Rural Cohort

Physical Therapy Students in the North

Through a joint effort by UNBC and the University of British Columbia (UBC), the Provincial Government of British Columbia has established a northern and rural clinical cohort that enables 20 physical therapy students to complete most of their clinical placements in northern BC and rural communities each year. UNBC serves as the clinical education hub. The partnership also enables all of UBC’s physical therapy students – 80 in each class – to pursue more of their five-week clinical rotations in the north.

Medical Infrastructure Development

The Provincial Government of British Columbia has provided one-time funding to UNBC for a new physical therapy lab that links to three similar labs at UBC via video for ongoing support and training during clinical placements.