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Program Details

Occupational/Physical Therapist Assistant (Rehab Assistant)

School: Vancouver Community College
Degree: Diploma
Field of Study: Physical Therapist Assistant
Description: This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to work as an Occupational Therapist Assistant and a Physical Therapist Assistant. Assistants function as members of interdisciplinary teams and assist Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists with the implementation of treatment programs to promote, restore, maintain and/or enhance the client's level of functioning in the areas of mobility, self care, productivity and leisure. While in class, students practise their skills on each other.

Graduates of the program find employment in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, extended care facilities, the client's home or in private practice.
Website: Occupational/Physical Therapist Assistant (Rehab Assistant) at Vancouver Community College
Length: 2 Year(s)

Admission Requirements
Prerequisites: These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade 12 Biology
  • Grade 12 English
  • Grade 11 Mathematics
  • Grade 12 graduation, GED or equivalent, is required. If a C+ was not achieved in Math 11, applicants must write the VCC Basic Arithmetic Assessment and score 80% or higher. Also, 30 hours of paid or volunteer experience working with people with disabilities as verified by a supervisor, employer or educational institute.

    Additional Admission Requirements:
  • Work Experience

  • * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

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