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The Academy

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Caring is at the core of pt Health corporate culture, whether it is caring for patients, our employees, or our community. We hold strong corporate values that emphasise continuous learning, open and honest communication, team unity, and always striving to do better. Our values are at the heart of our every action.

Course

Class sizes are a maximum of 12 students to provide you with individual attention.

Course Details

Mock Exam

Get great value and experience to help you pass the national exam.

Mock Exam Details

Benefits of Taking the pt Health PCE Prep Course

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Course

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Overview

Internationally educated physiotherapy students will benefit greatly from this course as it is intended to help those with a variety of training and professional experience, especially if English is not your first language.
All practical sessions are formatted in the OSCE style to ensure you are familiar with the format of the national exam environment.

Preparing for the PCE

The pt Health prep course is intended to prepare Canadian-educated and non Canadian-educated graduates of Physiotherapy programs - regardless of their experience - for the clinical component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE).

Highly Personalized

All students will practice with individualized feedback from an experienced instructor providing you with hands on experience

Format

Each module contains 10 sessions for a total of 60 hours. Sessions include time devoted to theory and fundamental knowledge principles covered on the national practical exam. A practical component will also be included where you can implement and improve your skills and performance.

In your two in-clinic placement mentorship days, you will shadow an experienced PT performing assessment and treatments on their actual caseload at a local pt Health clinic.

Syllabus

SessionsTopicDetails
3 Musculo-skeletal Comprehensive orthopedic subject matter
3 Neurology All neurological conditions, pathology, Rx
2 Cardio-respiratory & Mulitsystem Pediatrics, Ethics, Community
2 In-Clinic Placement 2 full day placements in a pt Health clinic

* This syllabus is a blueprint of the course and not necessarily exhaustive.

Additional Features

  • Open doors for job opportunities for exceptional students at pt Health across the country.
  • You may bundle this course with the mock exam for even greater value and experience to help you pass the national exam.
  • Class sizes are a maximum of 12 students to provide you with individual attention required for optimal success.

2017 PCE Prep Course Dates: Hamilton, Ontario

August Module - Course Dates

Mountain Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation - pt Health
520 Upper Sherman Ave Hamilton, Ontario L8V 3L8 Canada
Session #DateTime
1 Thursday, August 11, 2016 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
2 Friday, August 12, 2016 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
3 Saturday, August 13, 2016 9:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
4 Sunday, August 14, 2016 9:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
5 Thursday, August 18, 2016 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
6 Friday, August 19, 2016 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
7 Saturday, August 20, 2016 9:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
8 Sunday, August 21, 2016 9:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
9 Thursday, August 25, 2016 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
10 Friday, August 26, 2016 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST

October Module - Course Dates

Mountain Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation - pt Health
520 Upper Sherman Ave Hamilton, Ontario L8V 3L8 Canada
Session #DateTime
1 Saturday, September 24, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
2 Sunday, September 25, 2016 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
3 Thursday, October 6, 2016 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
4 Friday, October 7, 2016 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
5 Thursday, October 13, 2016 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
6 Friday, October 14, 2016 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
7 Thursday, October 20, 2016 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
8 Friday, October 21, 2016 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
9 Thursday, October 27, 2016 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
10 Friday, October 28, 2016 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST

Cost

Registration: $220.00 plus tax payable by credit card on line (receipt provided).
Instructor Fee: $750 payable in full to your course instructor on the 1st day of the course.
Cancellation policy: Money to be refunded in full if we are not able to conduct the course due to various reasons e.g. insufficient number of registrants, weather, etc.

Discount for combo package of PCE PREP Course and PCE Prep Exam ($50 discount)

Register early, our courses fill up quickly! Complete our pt Health PCE prep course and receive $50 off the PCE prep exam.

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Your PCE Course Questions Answered

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If you are a recent graduate of a physiotherapy program, this course will help prepare you - regardless of experience - for the clinical component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE). The course is designed to help each candidate perform better under pressure.
The goal of this course is to provide those individuals wishing to practice physiotherapy in Canada with a valuable experience. We test each candidate’s ability to perform during the clinical component of the PCE. This course will provide you with an experience very similar to the actual PCE and will provide individual feedback on areas to improve.
Absolutely. This course is intended to prepare both Canadian-educated and non-Canadian-educated graduates of physiotherapy programs.
Not at all! Although this course is geared toward new graduates, Canadian educated, non-Canadian educated, internationally trained and practicing physiotherapists who are required to take the PCE can also benefit from its contents.
Registered physiotherapists (PTs) practicing in Ontario who work for pT Health Group have determined the items on the mock examination. Questions were created by PTs with experience in all areas of physiotherapy practice. Both senior therapists and recent graduates of Canadian physiotherapy programs have combined their efforts based on past experiences with the PCE, assisting in the clinical education of physiotherapy students, and current research into the activities that PTs in Canada perform as part of their practice.
Not really. You will leave the pt Health Prep Course and be able to keep your individual evaluations from each station. However, we ask that the questions used for the pt Health Prep Course not be circulated with other candidates taking the pt Health prep course at a later date.
The cost of the course is $325 plus applicable provincial taxes.
The four hour, half-day mock practical examination will take place on either a Saturday or Sunday at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled date for the clinical component of the PCE pre-determined by the Alliance.
No. Experienced registered physiotherapists of pt Health Group have developed this course.
Yes they are. The Alliance has no objection on principle to pt Health providing an exam preparation course with the understanding that the course does not contain questions that have been on previous exams. In addition, the Alliance stipulates that none of the people offering the course are assessors on the day of the PCE. Our PCE prep program complies with both of these stipulations as outlined by the Alliance. It is important to note that while the Alliance is aware that pt Health is providing this course, they in no way endorse this course or its content.
The course will consist of an objective structured practical mock examination comprised of 10 questions depicting various clinical scenarios. There will be five stations that involve a ten-minute encounter with a standardized client. The other five stations involve a five-minute encounter with a standardized client. Each is followed up with a five-minute written station related to the encounter. Each station also includes a specific task within the entry-level physiotherapy scope of practice, standardized client instructions, a predetermined standardized checklist and an answer key. Specific feedback will be given for each station that helps provide a valuable experience to use towards preparing for the PCE.
The examination will test a registrant’s understanding and demonstration of safe, effective application of the principles and processes of entry-level physiotherapy practice. The knowledge, skills and abilities that will be assessed include: subjective and physical examination, data interpretation, clinical problem-solving, ethics, safety, treatment skills, communication, and professional behaviours. The examination will be weighted similarly to the areas of practice (musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiorespiratory, and other conditions in client populations ranging from paediatrics to geriatrics) set by the Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators and tested on the PCE.
No. “The Alliance endeavours to maintain strictest security of the content of the examination before, during an after the examination. All examination materials are protected by copyright ©.” However, the questions on the mock examination are created with the intention of evaluating the knowledge and skills at a minimum practice level for physiotherapists, similar to those tested with the PCE.
Registration is done on the pt Health Group website. Once registered, a member of pt Health will call to collect payment information. Alternative payment arrangements can be made on a case by case basis.

Mock Exam

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About the Exam

The mock exam is the best tool to assess your PCE readiness. After the exam, you will receive general and one-on-one feedback on your performance including strengths, weaknesses, tips and tricks, common errors, and more. You will also receive your performance checklist at each station.

2016 PCE Mock Exam Dates

Brant 730 Physiotherapy - pt Health
2015 Mount Forest Drive
Burlington, Ontario L7P 1H4
  • Saturday October 22, 2016
Highgate Health - pt Health
7315 Edmonds Street, 205
Burnaby, British Columbia V3N 1A7
  • Saturday, October 29, 2016
Advantage Health Royal Oak Physiotherapy - pt Health
192-8888 Country Hills Blvd. NW
Calgary, Alberta T3G 5T4
  • Saturday, October 1, 2016

* Final mock exam locations are subject to change 2 weeks prior to exam date. If this occurs, you will be notified by email.

Classes do fill up very quickly. If you are interested in registering, register now and get priority placement. Fee is $325 plus HST (CAD)/registrant.

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 Pt Health’s PCE Prep Course provided me with mock clinical scenarios and detailed feedback on my performance, which enabled me to analyze my own strengths and weaknesses. I believe this course was invaluable to my preparation for the National Exam.   Melissa L., Registered Physiotherapist