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Diploma in Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant

Humber College’s Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) diploma program was the first in Ontario to provide formal educational preparation for occupational therapist assistants (OTAs) and physiotherapist assistants (PTAs) and continues to provide quality education.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: September 2020
Tuition Fee: CAD 7,496 per semester
Location: North Campus (Toronto, Canada)

In Humber College’s Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA/PTA) diploma program, you will learn to assist in the implementation of rehabilitation treatment plans and programs developed to promote clients’ independence, activities and function. Areas of focus include restoring and maximizing physical function and occupational performance, ultimately enabling clients to effectively utilize their abilities in movement, daily functioning and activity while promoting overall well-being.

Courses include:

  • An Introduction to Arts and Sciences
  • Rehabilitation and our Emerging Health Systems
  • Health, Wellness, and Rehabilitation
  • Fundamentals of Anatomy & Physiology
  • College Reading and Writing Skills

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Career

There are many reasons why a person may require occupational therapy and/or physiotherapy rehabilitation services. In addition to health and wellness promotion, individuals may require assistance returning to their activities of daily living and regular work due to falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, spinal cord injuries, stroke, mental health conditions and chronic illnesses such as cystic fibrosis and diabetes.

If you relish the challenges of creative problem solving and critical thinking, and enjoy meeting people while wishing to work with those who are physically, developmentally, and/or emotionally challenged, a career as an OTA/PTA is for you. You will have the opportunity to work in a variety of environments such as acute care and community hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, long-term care facilities and private practice.

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