Advanced Health Care Practice

Master of Clinical Science (MClSc)



Program Websites


Program Contact

1201 Western Rd
London ON
N6G 1H1
Email: ahcp@uwo.ca

The first program of its kind in Canada, the MClSc program is a one-year (three terms) course-based master's program offering an opportunity for experienced health-care professionals to obtain advanced training in a clinical specialty. It is delivered using a combination of online courses and three on-site, one- to three-week residency periods during which clinical skills lectures and labs are provided.

Program Length

  • 3 terms

Program Design

  • Full-time study
  • Course-based

Funding Information

Admission Requirements

  • Canadian citizenship or permanent residency in Canada
  • A minimum baccalaureate degree from a recognized university and at least a (B) standing (or equivalent grade point average) over the final two years of the program
  • A current license to practice in Canada
  • Comfortable using computers
  • Applicants who first language is not English must show evidence of their proficiency in the use of the English language

Additional Requirements

Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

  • Level II Upper and Lower courses in the CPA Orthopaedic Division Advanced Orthopaedic Manual and Manipulative Physiotherapy
  • 30 hours of documented mentoring
  • Two years of full-time experience in orthopaedic physical therapy

Wound Healing

  • Must be a licensed/regulated health care professional in Canada from a discipline related to wound care (nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, chiropodist, dietitian)
  • Evidence of at least two years clinical experience in wound care

Interprofessional Pain Management

  • Two years of full time equivalent clinical experience
  • Proof of current registration to practice
  • Proof of routine exposure to a clinical population (e.g. proof of employment in a clinical setting, if self-employed then some indication of the practice, like a sample daily caseload (de-identified), clinic website with clinician name listed)
  • A statement describing the provisions in place to allow time for the requirements of the program (e.g. agreement from employer for some degree of protected time, some indication that work can be conducted in parallel with degree requirements)
  • A personal statement answering the question: Why have you chosen to apply to this Interprofessional Pain Management program?

Sport and Exercise Medicine

Physiotherapists:
  • A current license to practice in Canada
  • Evidence of more than two years of experience in sport/musculoskeletal physical therapy inclusive of more than 50 hours of sport event coverage/volunteering
    • A paragraph describing their role in delivering care to an active population, or equivalent; and a reference letter that endorses the evidence of experience
  • Be a member in good standing with Sport Physiotherapy Canada (SPC)
Physicians:
  • A current license to practice in Canada
  • Evidence of more than two years of experience in sport/musculoskeletal medicine inclusive of more than 50 hours of sport event coverage/volunteering, or equivalent
    • A paragraph describing the applicant's role in delivering care to an active population and a reference letter that endorses the evidence of experience
  • Members in good standing with the Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine (CASEM) and home provincial regulatory college at the time of application

Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Field

  • A current license to practice Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy in Canada if seeking mentorship practice opportunity in Canada
  • Physiotherapists / Occupational Therapists practicing outside of Canada must be licensed to practice in their country of residence

Application Deadline

  • April 1 for all programs however applications will be accepted after April 1 if space is still available.
Offers sent mid April.

Fields of Research

  • Applied Health Sciences (preference for those with two years of experience in a health-care setting)
  • Comprehensive Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
  • Interprofessional Pain Management
  • Sport and Exercise Medicine (Effective fall 2021)
  • Upper Extremity Rehabilitation (Effective fall 2021)
  • Wound Healing