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OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT

PROGRAM DETAILS

TYPE:Diploma
TIME:Morning or Afternoon
DURATION:16 Weeks
INTERNSHIP:Available
CAMPUSES:SpecificINQUIRE
NOC CODE:3414
PROGRAM OUTLINE

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:

  • canfitpro™ Personal Training Specialist in-curriculum training
  • Learn from Occupational Therapists who work in the field
  • Microsoft Office, Microsoft Imagine Standard and Windows are included in the program fees

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Occupational Therapy Assistants administer rehabilitation treatments to patients under direction of an Occupational Therapist. Work settings include hospitals, private rehabilitation clinics, rehabilitation centers, 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.

EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY HIRED triOS GRADS

  • 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) - $18.00
High Wage ($/hr)       - $29.00

Source: workingincanada.gc.ca

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Physiotherapy Assistant diploma from triOS College or approved PCC/College of Applied Arts and Technology, along with an updated resume. If applicant does not have a High School Graduation Diploma an academic achievement assessment as well as a program specific entrance assessment must be successfully passed; demonstrated fluency in English (oral and written) is also required.

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