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. 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 care. Five intensive one-week sessions held on-site (Components II and IV) and off-site (Component I and III) between October and June of each year. The four components of the program are:

Program Dates: 2019-2020

  • Week 1:
    October 21-25, 2019
  • Week 2:
    December 2-6, 2019
  • Week 3:
    January 27-31, 2020
  • Week 4:
    March 30-April 3, 2020
  • Week 5:
    May 25-29, 2020 &
    May 30, 2020 Arthritis Day