triOS College Achieves Accreditation Candidacy Status For Physiotherapy Assistant/Occupational Therapy

July 13th, 2019 / By triOS College

triOS College is excited to announce that it has received Accreditation Candidacy Status for its Physiotherapy Assistant/Occupational Therapy Assistant Program. Candidacy Status is a pre-requisite in the accreditation process authorized by the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP). This status is only achieved when education programs meet the high standards set forth by the OTA & PTA EAP.
Candidacy Status means that the triOS program is formally affiliated with the OTA & PTA EAP and has completed the pre-requisite for accreditation.

Candidacy Status is not an accreditation status and does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation once the program undergoes a full accreditation review. “It is such an achievement to be the first Private Career College in Ontario to gain Accreditation Candidacy Status for our program,” said Wendy Churchill, Director of Academic and Employment Services. “I would like to extend our sincere appreciation to our entire healthcare faculty – a team dedicated to excellence in education and helping our graduates succeed in the field,” Churchill added.

The OTA & PTA Education Accreditation Program was established to promote and recognize quality educational programs and support the continued growth of the industry. Accreditation involves continuously working with the OTA & PTA EAP to ensure programs are fulfilling their commitment to educational quality. Achieving Accreditation Candidacy Status means that the PTA/OTA program at triOS College is on the right path to gaining full accreditation. To become accredited, a program must meet rigorous standards which ensure that the highest possible calibre of education equips students with the necessary skills to succeed in the field.

This achievement adds to the other advantages of the triOS College PTA/OTA program. Students of this program receive a 500-hour practicum placement, membership with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA), an Anatomy lab workshop at the University of Guelph and canfitpro™ Personal Training Specialist certification. triOS College has achieved accreditation candidacy for the following campus locations: Windsor, London, Kitchener, Hamilton, Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto, Scarborough and Oshawa.

About Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program
The Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP) is a joint initiative of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT) and Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC). CAOT and PEAC are independently incorporated under federal law. The mission of the CAOT is to advance excellence in occupational therapy and it is the sole accrediting agency in Canada with the mandate for accreditation of occupational therapist educational programs. The mission of PEAC is to ensure the quality of physiotherapy education in Canada through accreditation. CAOT and PEAC are committed partners in the development and management of the OTA & PTA EAP.

About triOS College
Since its inception in 1992, triOS College has prepared over 20,000 job-ready graduates for rewarding careers. triOS originated as a technology education provider and has now grown to offer programs in business, technology, healthcare, law and supply chain. Students receive a career-focused approach to education and have internships included in most programs.

triOS is the proud recipient of numerous distinctions including being named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies three years in a row. triOS has nine campus locations across Southern Ontario and is registered as a Private Career College under the Private Career Colleges Act of Ontario, 2005. More information about triOS College may be found at www.trios.com, Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/trioscollege/ Or Twitter: www.twitter.com/trioscollegeBTH.

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