Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Georgian College

About this Program

Level: Diploma in Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant

Discpline: Rehabilitation and Therapy

Length: 4 semesters

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Application Fee: $100.00
Tuition Fee: $13,740.00

Barrie Campus

Starting Deadline Status
Jan, 2025 Nov 1, 2024 open

Program Description

Students are provided with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to function competently in the role of an Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA and PTA) in a complex health care environment. They are prepared to work under the supervision of and in collaboration with occupational therapists and physiotherapists, and assist therapists to teach and enable clients to effectively cope with limitations in movement and daily functioning, whether temporary or permanent, during and following recovery. Students partake in a combination of practical and theoretical learning achieved through classroom, laboratory and field placements. Learning will take place with an inter-professional approach to meet the needs of clients in acute and community settings.

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Study and Work in Canada

Full-time undergraduate and post-graduate international students can work anywhere on or off campus without a work permit. The rules around the number of hours a student will be allowed to work may vary based on the country the student chooses to study in. International students are typically able to work up to 20 hours a week.