Occupational Therapy Assistant
Make a difference in your community by providing therapeutic modalities to your patients. Learn from seasoned instructors who actually work in the field.
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About The Program
With this 16-week diploma program, you will master numerous occupational therapy techniques catering to different types of clients. Given our small class sizes, you can receive the proper attention and guidance you need from our highly-skilled instructors. Even if you have other major priorities that you need to juggle, you can still take this program through evening and weekend courses.
Occupational Therapy Assistants administer rehabilitation treatments to patients under the 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.
Some career and education options may require advanced degrees, further training or experience.
Employers Who Have Hired triOS Grads
- Medrehab Group Inc.
- Back to Normal Medical Centre
- Total Care Management
- Great Lakes Physiotherapy
*Employment Rate based on 2021 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field within 12 months.
NOC Code: 3414 - **Wage data rounded down to the nearest dollar. Average wage doesn't reflect the starting salary but represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in Dec 2022.
Is your goal to be able to work at various healthcare facilities? Do you want to help patients live a comfortable life? If you’re aiming to become a healthcare professional, then the Occupational Therapy Assistant program is just what you need to get started.
Learn therapeutic techniques for children, older individuals, and mental health patients; gain in-depth knowledge on communication disorders and group interventions. You will gain practical knowledge in the field to help you succeed in any given circumstance, while on the job.
The program also emphasizes the communication, interpersonal, and reflective practice skills required to become lifelong learners and effective members of the healthcare team.
Students enrolled in the program receive:
- Education from occupational therapists who work in the field;
- Free subscriptions to Microsoft Office and Windows.
Advanced Interpersonal and Communication Skills
OTA Therapeutic Techniques for Children
Group Intervention in Occupational Therapy
OTA Therapeutic Techniques in Mental Health
OTA Therapeutic Techniques for Older Adults
- High school graduation diploma, or Mature Student Status (for more information please refer to the Program Overview at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant)
- Physiotherapy Assistant diploma from triOS College or PCC/College of Applied Arts and Technology
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Going to triOS has been one of the best things I have ever done. It has helped me with my career so much. I graduated with distinction and got hired at my internship. Thank you to the fantastic teachers at triOS. If I can do it so can you!!