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Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant

Tuition fee CA$17,008 per year

The displayed fee is for the 2022-2023 academic year and is subject to change. The fee covers two semesters and includes tuition (CA$14,150), health insurance, and other ancillary charges.

Registration fee CA$400 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Overview

Become a dual-trained clinician. Placements in a variety of settings will prepare you for a rewarding career in health care.

Students are provided with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary to function competently in the role of an Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant (OTA and PTA) in a complex health care environment. They are prepared to work under the supervision of and in collaboration with occupational therapists and physiotherapists, and assist therapists to teach and enable clients to effectively cope with limitations in movement and daily functioning, whether temporary or permanent, during and following recovery. Students partake in a combination of practical and theoretical learning achieved through classroom, laboratory and field placements. Learning will take place with an inter-professional approach to meet the needs of clients in acute and community settings.

Accreditation information

The Occupational Therapist Assistant/Physiotherapist Assistant program at Georgian College has been accredited by the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program (OTA & PTA EAP) in collaboration with Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada (PEAC) and the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT). The status of Accreditation was granted to the program on April 30, 2018 for the period until April 30, 2024.

Career opportunities

An OTA and PTA is a valued member of the Health Care Team. Graduates enter a dynamic and challenging career which offers opportunities in a variety of health and community settings including acute care, complex continuing care, mental health facilities, community agencies, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centres, vocational rehabilitation programs, sports clinics, children’s treatment centres, schools and private industry.

Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024
Apply Now! January 2025
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2025
Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024
Apply Now! January 2025
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 2, 2025