ACPAC is a hybrid academic and clinical training program that prepares select and experienced physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, and chiropractors for extended practice roles in the diagnosis and management of patients with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions. The program focuses on the assessment, diagnosis, triage and independent management of select musculoskeletal (MSK) and arthritis disorders. It is an adult-learner, competency-based interprofessional program currently delivered in episodic format over a 10-month period in Toronto.


The program is focused on the entire spectrum of advanced arthritis and musculoskeletal care. There are 5 intensive one-week sessions held either on-site or virtually between October and June, each academic year. The four components of the program are:

Program Dates:

  • Week 1 (onsite)
    September 23 -27, 2024
  • Week 2 (virtual)
    November 25 - 29, 2024
  • Week 3 (virtual)
    January 27 - 31, 2025
  • Week 4 (virtual)
    April 7 - 11, 2025
  • Week 5 (onsite)
    May 26 - 30, 2025