Physiotherapy Assistant / Occupational Therapy Assistant
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)*
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About The Program
You will receive imperative CPR/First Aid training from this 63-week Physiotherapy Assistant/Occupational Therapy Assistant diploma program. Make the most out of the 14-week internship, where you can gain hands-on, real-world experience to make yourself stand out. Our small class sizes allows our dedicated instructors to guide you properly throughout your learning journey.
Physiotherapy Assistants and Occupational Therapy Assistants work in environments such as: hospitals, private rehabilitation centres, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, sports medicine clinics, and community health care agencies.
Graduates of this program can become certified Personal Training Specialists and pursue a career as a Personal Trainer.
Note that some career and education options may require advanced degrees, further training or experience.
Employers Who Have Hired triOS Grads
- Medrehab Group Inc.
- Back to Normal Wellness Centre
- Parkwood Hospital
- Physical Therapy Institute
- Great Lakes Physiotherapy
- Total Care Management
*Employment Rate based on 2021 contactable triOS graduates employed in a related field within 12 months.
NOC Code: 3414, 3237 - **Wage data based on NOC Code 3237 and rounded down to the nearest dollar. Average wage doesn't reflect the starting salary but represents the middle value between lowest to highest wages. Local (or regional) income may vary. Last updated in Dec 2022.
Are you looking for a career in the booming healthcare industry? If you’re interested in being a healthcare professional and are keen on working under the supervision of a Physiotherapist to provide care to clients with a broad range of health conditions, then the Physiotherapy Assistant/Occupational Therapy Assistant program is the right fit for you.
Along with providing an in-depth look into the theories and principles of the practice, the Physiotherapy Assistant/Occupational Therapy Assistant program equips students with therapeutic techniques for older adults, as well as the ability to improve the mobility of clients with neurological, cardiac, and respiratory conditions; students will also learn how to treat common musculoskeletal disorders. The program allows you to build effective cognitive skills for assessing patients with communication disorders and mental health illnesses and disabilities.
Students enrolled in the program receive:
- 500-hour fieldwork placement.
- Membership with the Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) and Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT).
- Software subscriptions for Microsoft Office and Windows included in the tuition fee.
*The Physiotherapy Assistant / Occupational Therapy Assistant Program at triOS College – Toronto, Brampton, and London Campuses 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 awarded to the program at the Toronto Campus on November 30, 2017 for the period until November 30, 2023. The status of Accreditation was awarded to the program at the Brampton and London campuses on April 30, 2017 for the period until November 30, 2023.
Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program, Suite 26, 509 Commissioners Road West, London, Ontario, N6J 1Y5, (226) 636-0632, www.otapta.ca.
Advanced Interpersonal and Communication Skills
OTA Therapeutic Techniques for Children
Group Intervention in Occupational Therapy
OTA Therapeutic Techniques in Mental Health
OTA Therapeutic Techniques for Older Adults
– High school graduation diploma, or Mature Student Status (for more information please refer to the Program Outline at the top of this page or speak to your Education Consultant)
– Passing score on the entrance assessment
– Student must provide a clear Criminal Record Check.
– Student must provide a clear Medical Certificate.
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triOS College PTA/OTA Program Mission
Improve Ontario’s ability to meet its health human resources needs by preparing students for entry-level positions as physiotherapist and occupational therapist assistants in a variety of healthcare settings. The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, practical skills and professionalism required to assist physiotherapists and occupational therapists in the safe, effective and efficient delivery of evidence-informed rehabilitation services.
triOS College PTA/OTA Program Vision
Improving the health and wellness of Ontarians through excellent PTA and OTA education.
triOS College PTA/OTA Program Philosophy
The triOS College PTA/OTA Program believes in creating a stimulating, respectful, participatory learning environment that allows each student to use his or her unique skills and attributes to develop into a competent, caring and responsible healthcare professional. triOS College faculty and staff are committed to providing students with an educational experience that promotes the core values of collaboration and responsibility, emphasizes professional skills and attitudes, addresses unique learning challenges, and equips students with the skills needed to become lifelong learners.