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 Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant
SchoolDurham College
LocationOshawa, ON, Canada
School TypeCollege
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 13,600
Length2 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*
  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Biology 
Prerequisites NotesApplicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or Mature Student Status, Grade 12 English (C, M or U), Grade 11 or 12 biology (C, M or U), and two additional senior level subjects.
International: $16,265
DescriptionWhether you’re interested in a career in health care, rehabilitation or social services, the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant (OTPA) program will prepare you to work with clients of all ages with a variety of physical, cognitive, emotional and developmental conditions. Working under the guidance of a registered occupational therapist and/or physiotherapist, you will maximize physical function and occupational performance to promote increased daily functioning and overall well-being for your clients. Hands-on labs begin in semester one where you learn and practice therapy skills in small groups to prepare you for success in the field. This program offers close to 600 clinical hours in a range of unique and diverse placement settings. Our new onsite living lab provides realistic simulations that transform classroom knowledge into the practical skills required for the field.

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