Health Sciences
2012-2013 University Calendar

9 School of Physical and Occupational Therapy : 9.4 Student Evaluation and Promotion : 9.4.2 Student Promotions

For complete rules and regulations regarding student promotions, refer to the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy Important Information for Students, Rules and Regulations, and Course Guide that are updated annually, and can be found at or
Academic matters are the jurisdiction of the Occupational Therapy Promotion and Review Committee (OTPRC) or the Physical Therapy Promotion and Review Committee (PTPRC). The OTPRC and the PTPRC review the academic record, professional conduct and general performance of students throughout the Occupational Therapy/Physical Therapy programs. It exercises final authority to determine a student's competence and suitability for the practice of occupational therapy or physical therapy and, hence, makes final decisions on all matters relating to promotion and graduation.
No evaluation, examination mark, etc., shall be considered final until passed by the OTPRC or the PTPRC.
To pass any course with the designation of OCC1, PHTH or POTH which comprises both an individual and group evaluation, or both theoretical and practical evaluations, each student must pass each component in order to receive a passing grade for the course. The minimum passing grade is C+.
When a student has failed one or more courses, or course components, or has been found to have been engaged in unethical or inappropriate conduct (i.e., unprofessional behaviours), the OTPRC or the PTPRC will automatically review the student's entire academic record and general performance.
Academic offences such as plagiarism and cheating on examinations and unethical or inappropriate conduct are considered serious offences which could lead to dismissal from the program.
A student who engages in criminal activity and/or who is found guilty of having violated the criminal code will have his/her dossier referred to the OTPRC or the PTPRC; this may be considered evidence of unsuitability for the practice of occupational therapy or physical therapy and grounds for dismissal from the program.
The policy for student athletes who are part of a team and are competing in athletic competitions at an inter-university level or higher is available in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy's Important Information for Students. This document is updated annually and can be found at or
In the event that a student is required to withdraw or abandons their studies in occupational therapy or physical therapy, the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy will proceed with the withdrawal procedure.
The School has the right to dismiss, at any time, any student who is considered incompetent and/or unsuitable for the practice of occupational therapy or physical therapy.

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