Dec 08, 2021  
University of Alberta Calendar 2021-2022 
University of Alberta Calendar 2021-2022

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine General Information

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Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine
3-48 Corbett Hall
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G4

Mission Statement

Through research and education we develop rehabilitation approaches to enhance the quality of life for the people we serve. Together with our students, alumni, and community partners, we work across disciplines to discover and translate innovation that advances clinical practice and health outcomes.


Members of the Faculty

Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - Members of the Faculty  

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Occupational Therapy is currently not admitting students to the BScOT Program. Students interested in occupational therapy must apply to the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MScOT) program. Please refer to Graduate Studies and Research  General Information section of the Calendar. Contact the Department for more information.

All students must undertake clinical practice during their course of study in approved institutions under the supervision of qualified professional staff. Students will be required to complete some fieldwork/clinical placements in the summer months and may include regional, national and international locations. Students must travel in order to meet the clinical education requirement. Students are responsible for the costs associated with fieldwork/clinical placements (e.g., travel, accommodation, appropriate dress and immunization expenses).

Graduate Programs

The Faculty offers master of science degrees in Physical Therapy , Occupational Therapy , and Speech Language Pathology  as well as MSc and PhD programs in Rehabilitation Science. Refer to Graduate Studies and Research  section of the Calendar for program details.

Continuing Professional Education

The Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine offers a range of professional education programs for working clinicians such as one-hour recorded webcasts, full-day workshops and distance-based certificate programs. For further information visit:

Membership in Professional Associations

Communication Sciences and Disorders  

Graduates from the Speech-Language Pathology Program who intend to be certified to practice in Alberta are required to join the Alberta College of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (ACSLPA) and are eligible to join the Speech-Language Audiology Canada (SAC). Applications may be obtained from ACSLPA at Suite 209, 3132 Parsons Road, Edmonton AB T6N 1L6 (phone: 1-800-537-0589) and from SAC at Suite 920 - 1 Nicholas St, Ottawa, ON K1N 7B7.

Occupational Therapy 

Graduates from the Occupational Therapy program may be eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).

To establish eligibility, CAOT requires successful completion of a certification examination.

Physical Therapy 

Graduates from the Physical Therapy program may apply for membership in the Canadian Physiotherapy Association and the Physiotherapy Alberta College and Association.

Provincial Licensing: In order to be a practising physical therapist in the Province of Alberta, graduates from the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Alberta are required to take the Physiotherapy Competency Examination which consists of both written (Qualifying Examination) and clinical (Physiotherapy National Examination) examinations. The fee for the examination is the responsibility of the student. Information on the cost of the examination can be obtained from the Physiotherapy Alberta College and Association. Successful completion of the PNE will enable graduating physical therapists to practice in Alberta. Contact (780) 438-0338 for more information.

Provincial Licensing

Graduates from all programs intending to practice in Canada must comply with provincial licensing requirements regardless of their professional qualifications.

Employment in Other Countries

Information regarding practice in other countries may be obtained from the appropriate professional organization, which also advises on the degree of reciprocity of registration to be expected.


In the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, a variable annual deposit fee is charged.

In the Department of Occupational Therapy, a $30 Sundries Fee is charged in the third and fourth years of the program.

In the Department of Physical Therapy, a $250 mandatory instructional support fee is charged to all students upon entry into the program.