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Physiotherapy and Occupational therapy assistant program

About the Program
Our Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapist Assistant diploma program primarily focuses on the growth and development of the human body and the different physiotherapy methods & techniques to support clients’ independence, activities, and help in proper physical functioning. In this program, students will learn the theory behind the practice of occupational therapy and physiotherapy. This program is accredited by the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP) in collaboration with Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC) and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).

Key Learning Outcomes and Skills

Our Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist Assistant diploma program primarily focuses on the growth and development of the human body and the different physiotherapy methods & techniques to support clients’ independence, activities, and help in proper physical functioning. In this program, students will learn the theory behind the practice of occupational therapy and physiotherapy. They will also be able to apply the acquired knowledge through clinical experiences and practicum sessions during placements.

Why this program?

The Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapist Assistant program educates you to support people whose ability to function and adapt has been impaired or compromised due to injury, illness, or conditions affecting participation in daily activities. After training in the diploma program, a mix of theoretical knowledge and practical experiences, the student will develop competencies and imbibe compassion to become client-centred and a rehabilitation practitioner prepared with the skills to grow in the dynamic health care field.

Faculty

The teaching staff will be experienced occupational therapists and physiotherapists with a high degree of expertise in the field to ensure every student has the educational tools, training, and hands-on experience necessary to meet challenges with professionalism, industry knowledge and skills. Expertise in academics and personalised attention to students are core features of the program.

Once the program is completed, the student will have the knowledge, skills to work for starters under supervised practice with registered occupational therapists and physiotherapists and understand rehabilitation services to improve the client’s quality of life.

Upcoming Programs

Start Date End Date Days Timing Campus Type Status Register
10-Aug-2020 22-Feb-2021 SUN,SAT 10 am - 5 pm Mississauga Part Time Open Apply Now

Quick Info

Duration
14 Weeks - Full Time
26 Weeks - Part Time

Campus
Mississauga Campus
London Campus
Markham Campus

Course Fees
Contact:
+1 905-276-3216
+1 647-262-2962

Course Level
Beginner, Intermediate

Language
English

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  • Program Outline

  • Areas of instruction and development include respect and caring for individuals, effective communication, critical thinking, and decision-making.
  • Fieldwork will make your experience unique giving you skills in clinical settings.
  • The diverseness of placements will provide a uniqueness of what the future is and also help you experience what your career can entail and help discover your areas of interest.
  • As a diploma holder of the PTA & OTA program, you will accomplish vocational learning by demonstrating the ability to:
  • Effectively communicate through verbal, nonverbal, written, and electronic means.
  • Be a participant in the functioning of health care teams.
  • Always maintain and bring to a closure the client-centred therapeutic relationships.
  • Very importantly, practice in a legal and ethical manner.
  • Keep the client records properly and maintain them in an objective and accurate manner.
  • Also perform functions common to both physiotherapy and occupational therapy practices.