ACADEMIC STANDING AND ADVANCEMENT POLICY
To be in good standing and to register unconditionally, students must meet the requirements of the College Academic Standing and Advancement Policy, as well as the Program requirements.
To be in good standing and to register unconditionally:
- Students must have passed more than 50% of their courses for the year (not including summer school).
- Students admitted in January must pass more than 50% of their courses in that semester.
- Students must also meet the standards of their particular program. If that policy is more stringent than the College policy, the program policy (DEC or AEC) takes precedence.
Students who do not fulfill the above conditions may register only with the permission of the College Academic Standing Appeals Committee.
Students denied permission to register under this section have a right to appeal to the College Academic Standing Appeals Committee.
The following circumstances will result in expulsion:
- Failure in more than 50% of specific education (concentration) courses (144, 101, 203, 350) in any one year
- Failure of the same Physiotherapy Technology (144) course twice
- Failure of any one specific education (concentration) course for the third time.
- Failure of any two of the following four courses:
- Clinical Education I (144-491-DW)
- Clinical Education II (144-591-DW)
- Internship I (144-698-DW)
- Internship II (144-699-DW)
Students will have their status reviewed annually. Students who fail to comply with this academic standing requirement will be expelled from the program and the College. The expelled student retains the right to appeal the expulsion to the College Academic Standing Appeals Committee.
- Students must pass all first year specific education (concentration) courses in order to advance to the specific education (concentration) courses of the second year.
- Students must pass all term three specific education (concentration) courses in order to advance to term four specific education (concentration) courses.
- Students must pass all second year specific education (concentration) courses in order to advance to the fifth term of the program.
- In order to advance to the sixth term of the program, students must have successfully completed all term five specific education (concentration) courses and all but one general education course.
Students not taking any course in a term must reapply to the college by the application deadline.
Students who are not allowed to advance to the following term will be allowed to remain in the program. They must obtain permission to resume studies. Students who are not allowed to advance to the following term will be allowed to, provided the Program Coordinator has approved a Plan of Studies that will allow the students to be in phase by the end of the sixth term.
The Program Coordinator may recommend an exception to standing and advancement decisions in extenuating circumstances.
Students are expected to exhibit appropriate behaviour referred to as “professional conduct”. Students who are studying physiotherapy technology are being educated for a career in which there are standards of ethical and professional behaviour established by the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec. Professional conduct must be displayed in all activities associated with the program including classes, labs and external placements.
Students who exhibit behaviours that are inappropriate to the profession may be expelled from the program. The procedure for expelling students from the program, on the basis of professional conduct, will be applied in accordance with the College’s Institutional Student Evaluation Policy.
Some examples of inappropriate behaviours are:
- Use of profane language or exhibiting rude behaviour
- Unsafe behaviour
- Abusive behaviour (physical, financial, emotional or mental)
- Violent, malicious, or destructive behaviours
- Demonstrating impaired judgment in relation to social norms which impact others
- Exhibiting impaired performance
- Disregarding limitations established by the teacher or internship supervisor
- Not assuming responsibility for own actions
- Endangering self and/or others
- Inappropriate interpersonal behaviours
- Attempting to derive personal gain from clients
- Not respecting confidentiality of patient information
Students expelled on the basis of inappropriate professional conduct retain the right to appeal the expulsion to the Academic Dean.