Queen’s to transition Physical Therapy program to competency-based model of learning


Queen’s University has announced that it its Physical Therapy Program is transitioning to a competency-based education (CBE) model of learning this Fall. The re-designed curriculum will focus on building essential competencies: Training will be organized around competencies and milestones, with students progressing through milestones and revisiting concepts at increasing levels of complexity while continuing to participate in academic and clinical education experiences. “This is in line with a pan-Canadian shift to more responsive and accountable educational models for health professionals,” said Queen’s Vice-Dean (Health Sciences) and Director, School of Rehabilitation Therapy Stephanie Nixon. “We are proud to be first in the country to bring this developmental and educational focus to Physical Therapy.”