Centennial College

Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant

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School:Centennial College
Faculty:School of Community and Health Studies
Field of Study:Occupational Therapist Assistant
Physical Therapist Assistant
Description:At Centennial College's Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA & PTA) program, you'll learn to support people whose ability to function and adapt has been impaired or compromised due to injury, illness, or conditions affecting participation in daily activities. Through training in this health care diploma program, which will consist of current theoretical knowledge and practical experiences, you'll develop competencies to become a compassionate, client-centred and reflective rehabilitation practitioner who will be prepared with the knowledge and skills to work in the dynamic health care field.

The faculty members of this college health care program are experienced occupational therapists and physiotherapists working in their field of expertise, and will ensure you'll have the educational tools, training and hands-on experience necessary to meet career challenges with enthusiasm, professionalism, and current evidence-based industry knowledge and skills. High academic standards and personal attention are two standout features of this program. Once you complete the Occupational Therapist Assistant & Physiotherapist Assistant program, you'll have the knowledge, skills and ability to work under supervised practice with registered occupational therapists and physiotherapists to provide rehabilitation services to improve people's quality of life.
URL:Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant at Centennial College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,413

Fees noted below are estimates only. Tuition is based on two semesters, beginning Fall 2022

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade11 Biology 
  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or mature student status (19 years or older)
  • Grade 12 English (C or U), or equivalent (minimum grade required), or take the Centennial College English Skills Assessment for Admission
  • Grade 11 Biology (C or U) or Grade 12 (C or U), or Exercise Science (minimum grade required), or equivalent
  • Additional Admission Requirements:
      After admission but prior to each program clinical fieldwork placement, students are required to:

    • Obtain a clear police check with vulnerable sector screening. Vulnerable Sector Screenings must be issued within six months of each placement start date. Any previous criminal record must be pardoned.
      Successfully complete and annually renew a recognized course in CPR (Basic Lifesaver Level)
    • Successfully complete a recognized course in standard first aid
    • Mask fit testing will be provided by Centennial College (shaving a portion of facial hair may be required to meet safety standards)
    • Obtain pre-clearance health form completed by a physician or nurse practitioner stating that the student meets the health requirements of legislated acts, ministry guidelines and agency policies. This includes updating and maintaining your immunization records throughout the program.
    • COVID vaccination is highly recommended and may be a requirement at all placement sites.
      All of the above requirements must be in effect for the duration of each placement.
    • * 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.

      Modified on April 11, 2023

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