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Hello IEPTs,
Hope you're enjoying the warm summer weather with family and friends.
We're happy to announce our latest video is NOW available for viewing on YouTube.
Discover more about the OIEPB program by watching Celebrating Success with the OIEPB  Program on the Department of Physical Therapy’s YouTube channel Utoronto PT . View more videos on this channel and don’t forget to subscribe. You won’t be disappointed!

We hope you find these summer updates informative.

All the best for a safe and happy summer!

Comprehensive OIEPB Bridging Program

We will be accepting applications for our Comprehensive Bridging Program Class of 2018 this coming Fall.

New and exciting changes will be happening next year with the 10 month OIEPB comprehensive program. As always, we strive to deliver the best programming possible for internationally educated physiotherapists (IEPTs) and assist them along in their journey to PT practice in Canada. Over the next few months, our website will be updated so stay tuned!

Refresher Courses

Neuromuscoskeletal (NMSK) and Cardiorespiratory Physical Therapy Practice

Are you looking for opportunities to enhance your knowledge and skills or further your career opportunities in physical therapy (PT) practice? Our refresher courses offer a mix of online and in-class learning over the period of 5-6 weeks.
  • NMSK PT: Focus on Peripheral Joints  October 5 – November 6, 2016
  • Cardiorespiratory PT Canadian Practice January 16 - March 5, 2017 
These refresher courses will provide a comprehensive, accessible refresher for clinicians interested in entering or returning to the Cardiorespiratory PT or Neuromuscoskeletal PT practice settings. At course completion, participants will be more confident in their skills, more competitive applicants for jobs in the respective fields, and be stronger contributors to the workplace.
In Focus on Peripheral Joints, PT skills related to screening, assessment and treatment of injuries and conditions relevant to peripheral joints will be considered. Practice and integration of skills and clinical reasoning will occur through case studies, review of best practices and current literature, an online discussion board, and hands-on practice during an on-site weekend workshop. This course focuses on practice with adult clients.

Course Fee: $650 **Early registration rate: $600 see website and online application form

This Cardiorespiratory Refresher Course creates opportunities to refresh knowledge and skills in cardiorespiratory PT practice before entering or returning to this practice area. Topics include assessment, treatment, client-centred management; and discharge planning of acute and chronic respiratory conditions. Computerized simulation mannequins will be used extensively during the on-site workshops to provide a realistic environment to practice suctioning and many other skills. This course focuses on practice with adult clients. 

Course Fee: $1000 **Early registration rate: $950 see website and online application form  

Contact: Robin Prince at, 416-946-3414 for more information.

MCQ Exam Skills Preparation

  • Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) Exam Skills Preparation Workshop is a skill development workshop to assist participants in preparing for and completing a competency-based multiple choice examination. These skills are valuable for those who are preparing for the written component of the physiotherapy qualifying exam. Practice tests during the workshop will be conducted on a computer-based platform. The next session will take  on Saturday, November 5, 2016, full day.
  • Visit our ESP webpage for more information and registration instructions 
  • Fees: MCQ Exam Skills Workshop: $200

OSCE A and OSCE B Exam Skills Preparation

OSCE A: Preparation and Practice
This workshop assists participants in identifying a study plan, study strategies, and knowledge or skills that are required for successful completion of an Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) such as the Clinical Component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam.The workshop is focused on performance tips and study strategies.
Fees: OSCE A: Practice Exam Workshop: $225  Registration is now open.

OSCE B: Practice Exam
This half-day OSCE workshop provides the opportunity to cycle through multiple formal OSCE stations, both written and practical, with standardized patients and skilled clinicians as examiners. You receive Examiner Feedback once you complete the station!
We have exciting news! We value your feedback so we have added more session dates and more OSCE B practice stations for you! Choose from the BLUE or the RED Bank of stations.
Choose one or more of our OSCE Workshops if you would like to go through practice stations before you challenge the PCE.  
Visit our OSCE webpage to choose the session you want and SIGN UP NOW to confirm your spot. Do not delay. These workshops fill up months in advance.
Fees: OSCE B: Practice Exam Workshop: $350

Physical Therapy and the Canadian Health Care System Online Course:

This 6 week online course fills the Alliance gap of Context of Physiotherapy Practice in Canada. Internationally educated physiotherapists (IEPTs) will gain an understanding of the Canadian health care system, culture and context for practice.  A diverse range of topics are covered including cultural competence, the role of the federal and provincial governments, acts and regulations guiding PT practice and client-centered care in a variety of PT roles and settings.

Upcoming Session Dates:
Fall Session: September 22, 2016 – Nov 3, 2016  Registration is Now Open!
Winter Session 2017:  January 19, 2017 – March 2, 2016
Spring Session 2017: April 6, 2017 – May 18, 2017
Course fee $425. Visit our website for more course details.  


If you would like to contact the OIEPB Program for more information you can email us at or visit our website at   

Our mailing address is:
OIEPB Program, University of Toronto
160-500 University Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7