As you know, accreditation reviews are a regular part of academic business across the university, and are an important aspect of our commitment to maintaining the highest standards of education for our learners.
The PT program has undergone an accreditation review with Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC) and this week was given Accreditation – Probationary status.
Please note: the PEAC accreditation status does not impact students currently enrolled in the program nor their ability to graduate from an accredited program.
In short, U of T’s PT program remains accredited but the review outlined some areas that require improvement, and set out time limits to demonstrate improvements. Recommendations for improvements are related to finances, staffing and management, and evaluation and impact metrics. None of the recommendations relate to the core curriculum or student environment.
We’ve communicated this with our full-time faculty, staff and students, and you can read more on our website. We’d also like to invite you, our valued clinical partners and status-only faculty, to a 15-minute lunch-time webinar scheduled for Friday, October 26 at 12:15pm. Please feel free to attend in person in room 140 or webinar by accessing this site: http://utrehab.adobeconnect.com/pt
Let me assure you, the MScPT program, with the support of the Faculty of Medicine, is committed to working toward full accreditation. If you have questions about this review, feel free to contact me or Dr. Brenda Mori, Interim Vice Chair Education, Department of Physical Therapy at firstname.lastname@example.org