Programs

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

Diploma Program Length: 16 Weeks


PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This program is designed to prepare students with the necessary skills and academic knowledge for Occupational Therapy Assistant positions in hospitals, private rehabilitation clinics, rehabilitation centres, and long-term care facilities, retirement homes and other settings that provide rehabilitation services. This program provides an overview of the theory, principles, and practices of the Occupational Therapy Assistant.


Students receive:
Evening and weekend course options for busy working professionals
Eligible for canfitpro™ Personal Training Specialist certification 
Learn from Occupational Therapists who work in the field 
Free Microsoft Office Professional Plus, DreamSpark Standard and Office 8




CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Physiotherapy Assistants and Occupational Therapy Assistants administer rehabilitation treatments to patients under direction of and as assistants to a Physiotherapist and/or an Occupational Therapist. Work settings include hospitals, private rehabilitation clinics, rehabilitation centres, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, sports medicine clinics, community health care agencies and other medical settings. Graduates of this program may also become certified as a Personal Training Specialist and pursue a career as a Personal Trainer providing one on one coaching or working in a fitness facility. 
Note: Some career and education options may require advanced degrees, further training or experience.

Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out!Take the triOS “Occupational Therapy Assistant Readiness Quiz”


EMPLOYERS THAT HIRE
 PhysioMed
 MedRehab Group Inc.
 Back to Normal Wellness Centre
 Physical Therapy Institute
 Great Lakes Physiotherapy
 Total Care Management
 And many more..

SALARY INFORMATION
Average Wage ($/hr) - $16.95
High Wage ($/hr)       - $26.00
Source: workingincanada.gc.ca

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
High School Graduation Diploma or Mature Student Status (18 years of age and academic achievement assessment passed). In addition, an entrance assessment must be successfully passed; demonstrated fluency in English (oral and written) and an Admissions Interview to determine suitability for a career as a Physiotherapy Assistant / Occupational Therapy Assistant. All students enrolled in the Physiotherapy Assistant / Occupational Therapy Assistant program must be in good general health, produce a ‘negative’ (clear) police check and obtain a Medical Certificate (free of communicable disease with up-to-date immunization status). Hepatitis B immunization is strongly recommended. Individuals considering a career as a Physiotherapy Assistant / Occupational Therapy Assistant should enjoy working with people, be compassionate, patient and possess the ability to listen, as well as being physically able to assist in patient lifts and support.


NOC CODE: 3414

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